8x8 Virtual Office VoIP Business Phone Service Now Supports HIPAA/HITECH
With existing FISMA, CPNI and PCI-DSS compliance, 8x8 sets new standards for
cloud VoIP security
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- May 07, 2013
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of innovative cloud communications and
computing solutions, today announced that its Virtual Office hosted PBX VoIP
phone service now supports Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
(HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health
(HITECH) compliant solutions. HIPAA and HITECH requirements are detailed in
the Department of Health and Human Services regulations, including the Omnibus
Final Rule published earlier this year.
According to the HIPAA/HITECH regulations, all healthcare providers, health
plans, and health care clearinghouses (covered entities) and other businesses
acting on their behalf (business associates) that create, receive, maintain,
or transmit protected health information (PHI) are required to follow
procedures that protect the security and privacy of confidential patient data
such as medical and billing records. Even subcontractors of business
associates, such as third-party service providers, must follow these
procedures. 8x8’s HIPAA/HITECH solution’s compliance with updated HIPAA/HITECH
regulations assures its customers in the health and medical fields that their
communications services will help them meet HIPAA/HITECH privacy and security
requirements for electronically transmitted health information.
8x8’s cloud communications services also comply with Federal Information
Security Management Act (FISMA) regulations, required by most Federal
Government Agencies, and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
(PCI-DSS) requirements that assure secure handling and storage of consumer
payment card data. In addition to compliance with these standards 8x8 has, for
many years, met Consumer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) requirements
that protect consumer telephony information.
“Security is one of the chief concerns IT professionals have when considering
migrating to cloud-based services,” explained MikeMcAlpen, Senior Director of
Security and Compliance at 8x8. “I’m pleased to report that 8x8 is one of the
very few, if not the only, VoIP providers whose business phone service
solutions are compliant with some of the strictest industry standards.
Compliance with these standards is not an easy task, but 8x8 is committed to
making sure security remains a #1 priority.”
For MDS Medical, the #1 ranked Greenway PrimeSUITE electronic health record
software partner for ambulatory physician groups nationwide, and an 8x8
Virtual Office customer, security is a major concern.
“It is important to our business that 8x8 places security of customer data and
adherence to national security standards as one of the most important
attributes of its service,” said William Schroeder, MDS Medical President and
CEO. “8x8 is clearly committed to providing verifiable data to back up its
commitment to assuring the highest levels of security. We are very pleased to
have selected such a trustworthy partner.”
8x8’s industry-leading communications solutions are delivered from two
mirrored, top-tier, secure, fully redundant, and geographically diverse
state-of-the-artSSAE 16- audited data centers on the east and west coasts of
the United States.
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) empowers business conversations for more than 30,000
small and medium-sized businesses with cloud communications services that
include hosted PBX telephony, unified communications, call center software and
video conferencing solutions. The company has been delivering business
communications services since 2004 and has garnered a reputation for technical
excellence and outstanding reliability. In 2012, 8x8 was named a market
“leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service
(UCaaS) in North America and was recognized as the No. 1 Provider of Hosted IP
Telephony by Frost & Sullivan and Synergy Research Group. For additional
information, visitwww.8x8.com, or connect with 8x8 on Google+, Facebook,
LinkedIn and Twitter.
About MDS Medical
MDS Medical is the nation's largest Platinum Partner of the award-winning
Greenway PrimeSUITE electronic health records and practice management software
system. Ambulatory physician groups in more than 30 states rely on MDS to
advance the use of healthcare information technology systems that facilitate
efficiency improvements; increased profitability; and the delivery of safer
patient care. MDS Medical’s consultative electronic health record software
implementation and support model reduces downtime and lost productivity,
accelerating return on investment. Connect with MDS Medical on
www.mdsmedicalsoftware.com,Google+,Twitter,YouTube, or call1-800-494-3188.
Joan Citelli, 408-654-0970
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