To maintain HIPAA compliance in cloud computing, organizations must implement robust access controls, encryption, audit trails, regular risk assessments, and signed Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) with cloud providers, ensuring all electronic protected health information (ePHI) is securely stored, transmitted, and accessed, adhering to the HIPAA regulations. Cloud computing offers numerous benefits, such as scalability, cost-efficiency, and data accessibility, but it also presents unique challenges in safeguarding sensitive patient data. Healthcare providers must understand the safety measures and best practices for maintaining HIPAA compliance in a cloud computing environment.
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