Make your Office 365 HIPAA compliant
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Microsoft’s role in HIPAA compliance
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) defines the requirements for the management, storage, and sharing of protected health information (PHI). Office 365 can be HIPAA compliant and is covered by BAA; however, care must be taken to configure this service correctly. Microsoft supports HIPAA compliance for its Office 365 suite of products and enters into Business Associate Agreements with healthcare organizations for the Enterprise version of Office 365. However, an important part of HIPAA compliance is maintaining audit logs, which are not available in Office 365 for Business.
How to make your Office 365 EnvironmentHIPAA Compliant
To avoid penalties, securing patient information and medical records is of the utmost priority.
When it comes to storing PHI, the following tasks should be on the to-do list:
- set up access controls and tenant security,
- audit permissions changes,
- track audit logs on sites with PHI,
- enable single sign-on and multifactor authentication,
- audit user activity,
- set up the data governance policy,
- review the security score of your Office 365.
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