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HIPAA-COMPLIANT WORDPRESS HOSTING

HIPAA Pharmacy: Secure, Compliant Website Hosting

Convesio’s cutting-edge security infrastructure makes it an excellent choice for pharmacists, pharmacies, and other medical professionals that need to build a HIPAA-compliant website.

Securing health data in compliance with HIPAA regulations is crucial to protect patient privacy and meet legal obligations.

Unlike other WordPress hosts, we use Docker containers on a private cloud, which are isolated, secure, private by design.

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HIPAA Compliance

What is HIPAA Compliance?

HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, mandates that businesses handling electronic protected health information must adhere to stringent safeguards when handling certain types of data.

A HIPAA-compliant website, then, is one that follows these rules enforced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Failure to do so can result in significant damage to your reputation and legal penalties, including fines.

Pharmacies, which process and manage extensive medication records and personal health information, must rigorously adhere to HIPAA guidelines to protect patient confidentiality and ensure data security. This adherence is crucial not just for maintaining the trust of their customers but also for avoiding the severe repercussions of non-compliance, including legal penalties and significant damage to their professional reputation. Adhering to HIPAA regulations is essential to avoid legal penalties and maintain professional reputation.

Learn more about HIPAA.

Does Convesio Issue a BAA?

Yes, Convesio issues Business Associate Agreements (BAA) with our clients, ensuring that data remains secure at every step of the process. BAAs are a must for being HIPAA-compliant.

The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule requires healthcare businesses to report breaches affecting PHI, with specific requirements for breaches affecting 500 or more patients and those affecting less than 500 patients.

Learn more about BAAs.

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Security Features

HIPAA Compliant WordPress + Managed Updates

With thousands of themes and plugins available, WordPress is the best choice for pharmacies looking to create a HIPAA compliant website.

The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has significantly impacted pharmacy operations, especially in the context of HITECH regulations, requiring audit trails and providing electronic copies of patient information.

While there are hundreds of WordPress hosting companies available, most of them are aimed at lower-budget organizations that care less about security. As you can imagine, that’s a serious issue for any pharmacy that needs their website to be HIPAA compliant.

Don’t worry – that’s where Convesio comes in.

Unlike most other hosts, we include a number of security features by default, without any extra charges. These work around the clock to prevent malware and bots that can compromise your WordPress or WooCommerce website. Other hosting providers either charge extra for more security features or don’t include them at all.

Most importantly, Convesio utilizes an innovative technology called Docker containers. As the name suggests, containers are separate installations of your website that are spun up if you need more performance.

The result is that your site is entire isolated and has isolated and dedicated resources. Your database, RAM, memory, CPU, and so on are dedicated – and not able to be affected by other sites on the server cluster.

More Secure than VPS or Dedicated Hosting: Complying with the HIPAA Security Rule

Each Convesio site is deployed on its own fully isolated container. This is unlike other WordPress hosting providers, where a compromised WordPress website on the same server can infect yours.

Encryption in Transit for Protected Health Information

When a user enters personal medical information on your pharmacy’s website, that data is encrypted at every step, from the user’s browser to our platform.

Encryption at Rest

Our secure form implementation ensures that personal data is encrypted in the WordPress database without causing performance issues.

Offsite Backups

We store our backups offsite on Amazon S3, adding an extra level of redundancy.

Physical Data Center Security

Learn more about our infrastructural security, which includes ballistic glass, fire suppression, biometric readers, 24×7 on-site security staff, and more.

Audit Logging

Keep track of who logs in to your website and accesses sensitive data with detailed audit logs.

Tracking access to individually identifiable health information is crucial to ensure HIPAA compliance, as it helps maintain privacy practices and security standards.

HIPAA Audit
Our Promise

Security is Our Utmost Priority

With Convesio, security is not an extra paid service. Unlike other WordPress hosting providers, we don’t tell our customers, “Sorry, we can’t help.” We work hard to keep your pharmacy website secure and if there’s a problem, we’ll solve it.

WordPress security is at the core of what we do.

Starting with our infrastructure: our stack is protected by industry-leading applications and complemented by a suite of specialist WordPress solutions. Other web hosting providers tend to skimp on serious infrastructure and instead choose the absolute cheapest option. As you can imagine, this is why many WordPress hosting companies have a poor record for security.

Under HIPAA, the disclosure of protected health information (PHI) for health care operations, treatment, and payment is crucial. Most clinical uses of PHI are covered under the rule, with exceptions requiring specific patient consent.

We also work with our customers to implement and configure security plugins for the front-end such as WordFence or WebARX. We can also work with you to implement your own security features and preferences.

This provides a robust security layer – but our commitment doesn’t stop there. We monitor customer websites 24/7.

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Get Help via Slack

Hands-on help is a key element of our support strategy. Get real-time help from professional engineers, not customer service salespeople – all via Slack or email.

Full Control Over Your Site

It's Your Site – We're Just Here to Help

Many other hosts catering to pharmacies and healthcare professionals don’t give you total access to your website. HIPAA Vault, for example, prevents you from directly managing users, adding/removing themes, adding/removing plugins, and keeping your site updated. Other hosts are similar.

Pharmacies qualify as health care providers under HIPAA and must meet specific requirements for compliance.

Convesio, on the other hand, gives you total access to your site, without restrictions. After all, it’s your business! And yet, your site will be just as secure. This is possible because of our Docker-based infrastructure, which allows for high levels of security directly at the server level.

Compliance Auditing

When we onboard your site, we do a compliance audit to ensure that everything is set up correctly.

Encryption Setup

As a part of the onboarding process, we set up form encryption, database encryption, and in-transit encryption to ensure that all data is secure.

Continual Monitoring

Our monthly update process consistently ensures that your site remains HIPAA compliant.

Preventing pharmacy HIPAA violations, such as unauthorized access to electronic health records, is crucial for maintaining compliance.

Cloudflare + Monarx

Extra Security Features

Unlike most other hosts, we include a Cloudflare Enterprise plan on every Convesio-hosted site for free – a $500 value. Cloudflare is a must-have for any eCommerce / WooCommerce website that experiences high amounts of traffic and wants to maintain high security levels.

The HIPAA Security Rule requires implementing security measures to safeguard electronic Protected Health Information (PHI), including conducting risk analysis, encryption standards, and access controls.

We also utilize Monarx, a cutting-edge industry leader, for automatic malware protection.

Enterprise DDOS Protection + Firewall

Enterprise-level DDOS protection from Cloudflare, an industry leader in network security.

Cloudflare Web Application Firewall

Our Cloudflare Web Application Firewall (WAF) protects your site from attackers around the clock.

Malware Protection with Monarx

Monarx delivers automatic malware protection for your website, ensuring that any potential threats are eliminated ahead of time.

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Top-Notch Support for Pharmacies

 

Either in-app or via Slack, our team of experts are just a few clicks away. With response times usually under 5 minutes, we jump in and fix any problems right away.

FAQs

Convesio HIPAA-Compliant WordPress Hosting for Pharmacies

HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, mandates that businesses handling electronic protected health information must adhere to stringent safeguards when handling certain types of data.

A HIPAA-compliant website, then, is one that follows these rules enforced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Failure to do so can result in significant damage to your reputation and legal penalties, including fines.

Pharmacies, which process and manage extensive medication records and personal health information, must rigorously adhere to HIPAA guidelines to protect patient confidentiality and ensure data security. This adherence is crucial not just for maintaining the trust of their customers but also for avoiding the severe repercussions of non-compliance, including legal penalties and significant damage to their professional reputation. Adhering to HIPAA regulations is essential to avoid legal penalties and maintain professional reputation.

Yes, Convesio offers HIPAA-compliant website hosting services.

Yes, Convesio issues Business Associate Agreements (BAA) with our clients, ensuring that data remains secure at every step of the process. BAAs are a must for being HIPAA-compliant.

The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule requires healthcare businesses to report breaches affecting PHI, with specific requirements for breaches affecting 500 or more patients and those affecting less than 500 patients.

Learn more about BAAs.

We use Monarx, which delivers automatic malware protection for your website, ensuring that any potential threats are eliminated ahead of time.

Yes, our control panel and dashboard implement MFA.

Yes, we utilize database encryption to ensure the security and privacy of sensitive patient data. It is specially designed to store and manage client data while ensuring protection from unauthorized access, theft, or loss. 

Our database is designed to meet the HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) compliance requirements.

The encryption level used in most industry-standard products is already up-to-date and sufficiently secure. As such, if you are using any SaaS-based product, you do not need to worry about the level of encryption as it is 128-bit.

The Convesio Security page explains our multi-layered approach to network security.

We work with site owners to determine the best course of action to maintain HIPAA compliance of the ePHI in their site. This can be a combination of various solutions:

  1. Encrypted Forms
  2. 3rd Party Forms that are HIPAA compliant
  3. HIPAA compliant Email Services
  4. HIPAA compliant CRM integrations

Data is SHA and salt encrypted at rest and transit.