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Outsource your data storage: Reduce stress and remain HIPAA compliant without breaking the bank

Briefings on HIPAA, May 1, 2008

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Dan Novak, the information technology (IT) manager at Euclid Insurance in Itasca, IL, is helping the company support clients with health insurance renewals, which involves gathering private information about enrollees.

It’s a task that’s easier said than done. And it’s costly for a healthcare entity to develop and maintain a security solution that’s safe and simple to use in an environment that’s full of potential privacy holes.

Euclid learned this the hard way after making a large initial investment in a company-run security system with encrypted data and code keys for Internet transmission—one that clients found too difficult to understand and use.

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