HIPAA Hosting Experience

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Does anyone have any experience with HIPAA compliant webhosts that don't cost an arm, leg, and first born child? Quality is important but this is a difficult niche and the pricing shows.

Note that Bluehost, HostGator, Siteground, and most of the usual recommendations etc. are not compliant and won't do.

Thanks in advance.

Mark
#experience #hipaa #hosting
  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Hi Mark,

    I have "past" experience as a Server Admin for Rackspace and Liquid Web. Both take HIPPA very, very seriously and that is the primary focus when deciding on HIPPA Compliance Hosts.
    Just a few suggestions..
    • Do 'not' employ an independent Server Admin. Rather, utilize the respective host's Fully Managed Hosting.
    • When it comes to HIPPA Compliant Hosting and Pricing saving $100 monthly can cost you millions in fees down the road.
    Here is what I consider a good article that covers six hosts:
    6 best HIPAA-compliant hosting services for 2020
    July 2020



    Here is Liquid Web's pricing to date:

    Single Server HIPAA Hosting
    • Single Dedicated Server for Web & Database Use
    • Cisco Firewall
    • Fully Managed by the Most Helpful Humans in HostingĀ®
    Starting at $343
    Configure Linux

    Starting at $383
    Configure Windows

    Multiple Server HIPAA Hosting
    • Web Server(s) with Separate Database Server
    • Cisco Firewall
    • Fully Managed by the Most Helpful Humans in HostingĀ®
    Starting at $687
    Configure Linux

    Starting at $847
    Configure Windows
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  • Profile picture of the author Loob Player
    I am currently using mukhost which is one of the best cloud hosting you will never see this hosting down
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
      Originally Posted by Loob Player View Post

      I am currently using mukhost which is one of the best cloud hosting you will never see this hosting down
      Thanks, but they are not HIPAA compliant. HIPAA is a US government regulation with many technical and other aspects designed to protect the health information of patients.

      Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author deu12000
    I've done some research on HIPAA compliance and it's not cheap and overall a pain in the ass but lucrative. You're supposed to get signed agreements from everyone in the chain. Hosting, telemedicine, basically any third parties involved. If you use WP or another site builder that brings other obstacles. You also bring a lot of potential legal liability on your company by taking on these types of projects.


    There are several HIPAA compliant hosts though that aren't listed above, a good place to check is WHT, several compliant hosts post on there.


    I had a deal, we had a meeting, they agreed to my price. I thought about it overnight and decided it wasn't in my best interest to do it. This was after I had done a bit of research beforehand also. Fast forward a year and they are suing the company that started building the site. The lawsuit had more to do with things not getting done in a timely manner but the HIPAA part I'm sure didn't help the situation. Anyway glad I dodged that bullet.
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  • Profile picture of the author BhavKaur
    Hi, Mark I have some experience with HIPPA compliant hosting services. I would suggest you look at the ACE Cloud hosting services as they give completely managed end to end cloud hosting services. They provide high data security with HIPPA compliance as well.
    You can rely on them as they do not charge you any upfront price for the consultation. Moreover, the services are on a monthly or yearly subscription basis as per choice. So, I think you can check it out once.
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