Regulatory Compliance Assessments of Cloud Infrastructure for Healthcare

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The term “Compliance Protocols” refers to a set of standard guidelines or framework rules (laid out by a national or international standards body) that a “Covered Entity” must follow. A “Covered Entity” is a set of companies that are servicing the industry vertical (like Healthcare, BFSI etc.) for whom the standard guidelines are laid out and that are generally required to adhere to these protocols. In healthcare and Life sciences industry some of the common compliance protocols are HIPAA, HITRUST, GDPR, SOC2 and ISO.

The primary intent of these compliance protocols is to protect Protected Health Information (PHI) of any individual from being disclosed to outside world by the covered entities either voluntarily or involuntarily. The covered entities that need to abide by these standards are healthcare providers, health plan, healthcare clearing house and any business associate of healthcare providers like a cloud provider, IT Contractor, Email Provider which deal with protected health information (PHI) data.

Compliance protocol in Healthcare & Life sciences in India The applicability of most of these protocols in India pertains to hospitals, health care providers, IT and Cloud Companies that deal with...

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