This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Secure Cloud Communications Services From 8x8 Help Healthcare Companies Meet New HIPAA/HITECH Regulations

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a provider of cloud communications and collaboration solutions to more than 35,000 businesses, is seeing growing demand for its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ( HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health ( HITECH) compliant business communications services since new regulations governing the protection of patient health information went into effect on September 23, 2013.

According to a Department of Health and Human Services January 17, 2013 press release which announced the new regulations, “The HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules have focused on health care providers, health plans and other entities that process health insurance claims. The changes announced today expand many of the requirements to business associates of these entities that receive protected health information, such as contractors and subcontractors.”

8x8 Senior Director of Security Mike McAlpen indicated, “Thousands of additional U.S. companies are now directly affected by these new expanded HIPAA regulations and many may not even be aware of it yet. Any company that processes, stores, or transmits personal health information directly or indirectly on behalf of a HIPAA-covered entity will now fall under these newly expanded and significantly more rigorous regulations.”

McAlpen continued, “These companies may now need to provide evidentiary assurance to auditors that they have effectively implemented internal compliance governance and controls needed to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of personal health information. 8x8 is the first cloud communications provider to assist companies in achieving these requirements in their core communications and other highly visible areas. Compliant communications, specifically fax and voicemail, are core to achieving this compliance.”

8x8 has taken significant steps to ensure that its cloud communications services help customers meet the expanded requirements for HIPAA/HITECH compliance. These include the establishment of comprehensive security and privacy controls, validated by a thorough independent security assessment, data-in-motion encryption with HTTPS for accessing faxes, call recordings and voicemails, the ability for services to be set up with administrative controls and restrictions to protect stored faxes, recordings and voicemails and the delivery of a written business associate agreement to customers ensuring the compliance of their communications service provider.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $95.01 0.00%
FB $99.75 0.00%
GOOG $682.74 0.00%
TSLA $147.99 0.00%
YHOO $27.05 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,027.05 -177.92 -1.10%
S&P 500 1,853.44 -26.61 -1.42%
NASDAQ 4,283.7530 -79.3910 -1.82%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs