If anyone in here is in the healthcare industry and required to meet HIPAA and HITECH compliance objectives, I thought you might be interested in reading a new white paper just released by Carpathia Hosting, "Delivering Hosting Solutions for Healthcare".

As those that work in healthcare IT know, the healthcare industry has some of the most complex IT needs of all industries that exist today. However, HIPAA and related healthcare IT requirements are some of the most nonprescriptive in the IT space, especially when compared to other standards such as PCI, which is used to protect payment card information in financial services organizations.

With more then 10 million individuals employed in the industry in the United States, protecting the privacy and confidentiality of a patientsí electronic medical health records from unauthorized access is paramount to achieving compliance with federal regulatory laws such as HIPAA, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and other laws that apply to healthcare organizations.

This white paper will take a deep dive into the unique hosting needs of healthcare, the consequences of not complying and how partnering with experienced hosting vendors can ensure end-to-end compliance.

If you're interested, you can download the white paper for free at http://info.carpathiahosting.com/HealthcareWhitePaper.html