InCountry receives HIPPA certification less than one year since company launch
InCountry, the data residency-as-a-service platform, today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind product offering that will handle, process and store health data in more than 60 countries. In order to help businesses expand globally amidst country-specific data regulations, InCountry prioritized obtaining the certification needed to safeguard user information beyond profile data in less than one year from launch.
The rise of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data regulations have sent enterprises into a frenzy in the last year. In 2019, fines for violating various regulations totaled more than $1.45 billion. As governments across the globe continue implementing specific laws protecting regulated consumer health data, it leaves many companies unprepared and non-compliant, lacking the technology and resources to handle each country-specific regulation.
Furthering their mission, InCountry has now expanded their services to include health data capabilities by obtaining key compliance certifications including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA/HiTech). The completion of these certification in tandem with their respective products, enables enterprises that process health data to remain compliant while focusing on unlocking global expansion and dealmaking. These services allow compliance to be woven into a company’s core business model – a clear indication of commitment to the privacy, security and data protection requirements of consumers.
“With the increase in the amount of sensitive patient data stored, plus the strict regulations for securing electronic protected health information (ePHI) data, it’s no wonder that data protection and compliance is a big concern for organizations around the world,” said Peter Yared, CEO/Founder, InCountry.
How InCountry works:
- One-Click Compliance: Store health data in compliance with local government regulations and business requirements, backed by industry standards such as HIPPA
- Easy Integration: Easily protect regulated data by using the InCountry SDK
- Secure, Local Storage: Use industry standard encryption to securely store information in its country of origin without compliance worries
“We’ve done rigorous and intense work to obtain this certification in record time,” elaborates Renné Devasia, Chief Compliance and Data Protection Officer at InCountry. “Getting this certification with no exceptions indicates our security and compliance strategy and gives our customers a vote of confidence with our vision.”
HIPAA compliance supports efforts to protect constituents’ medical records and breaks down procedures and policies for companies that handle, process or store ePHI. It’s a critical part of data security for hospitals, healthcare companies or any organization that handles sensitive patient data. To avoid HIPAA violations, it’s imperative to oblige by the policies and avoid massive fines, or worse, disclosing private health records to the public.