Microsoft 365 HIPAA Compliance Management
Be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act by generating the right reports
for your HIPAA IT Audit on time with AdminDroid.
HIPAA requires all health-care providers and health insurance agencies to ensure the security of the patient's health care information that they store and process. It means that health care organizations need to implement security standards for their information systems, both on-premises, and cloud, and need to prove the same during audits.
When it comes to Microsoft 365, AdminDroid can help you in proving compliance with HIPAA. Our tool offers detailed, easy-to-understand reports that provide enhanced visibility into your Microsoft 365 Environment. AdminDroid can double up as your HIPAA Reporting tool for Microsoft 365.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, passed in the year 1996, aims to protect personally identifiable health information handled by Healthcare providers and Health Insurance companies.
According to the Act, all ‘Covered Entities’ must comply with national information security and privacy standards. Breach notification and Business Associate Liabilities were added to the list of mandates with the passage of the HITECH act in 2009. HIPAA violations can carry serious penalties and cause loss of reputation.
HIPAA requires all the systems used by a covered entity to manage ePHI to be compliant to the standard. While Microsoft manages the bulk of the responsibility of HIPAA compliance by regularly introducing new security updates and features, a share of it falls on the customer too.
Microsoft 365 has been endowed with some highly useful tools when it comes to proving compliance with HIPAA. But when it comes to the following issues, Microsoft lets us down.
HIPAA requires a covered entity to hold onto Audit data for no less than 6 years in an ePHI Environment. Microsoft 365, unfortunately, limits audit data retention to 90 days. An extension of this limit requires the purchase of expensive Microsoft 365 Licenses.
Microsoft 365 lacks an efficient search tool that allows one to query and pull up audit events. This inevitably complicates the whole process of HIPAA compliance management and HIPAA Audits.
Office 365 lacks a collection of reports mapped to the HIPAA Regulatory Standards. This complicates the process of pulling up the required report during an audit.
AdminDroid offers customizable reports for HIPAA on all Microsoft 365 services without any data retention restrictions.
With our trove of reports, you can breathe easy about generating the right ones on time for your HIPAA Audit. Our reports are customizable, meaning that you can drill down the report for specific data. They are easy to manage and can be scheduled in the format you desire. We have a dedicated search tool, so you don’t have to waste time searching for a specific report.
HIPAA demands that audit records must be retained for a minimum of 6 years. Set your worries aside because, with AdminDroid, you can retain your audit data for as long as you want.
To simplify your job, we have mapped our Compliance reports with HIPAA security and privacy controls, the key to achieve HIPAA Compliance.
If you use Microsoft 365, then you must ensure that your Cloud Environment is aligned with HIPAA oriented security and privacy controls. This applies to your Business Associates as well, with whom you must have signed a Business Associate Agreement.
We have compiled here the ways in which you can use AdminDroid to establish and maintain HIPAA aligned security controls in your Microsoft 365 Environment.
AdminDroid offers a dedicated Report Board for the centralized management of HIPAA Reports.
Administrative SafeguardsDetect suspicious login attempts by tracking the failed logins. Protect your data from unnecessary access by reviewing user access rights. Detect suspicious login attempts by tracking the failed logins.
Configuration & Access ManagementEnsure that the configured M365 security settings are sufficient to protect your data. Identify who has permissions to access your data for controlling user privileges.
Technical SafeguardsEnsure that the required privileges are given to Microsoft 365 users by verifying access right changes. Monitor user activities to detect any suspicious activities.
Data DocumentationVerify mailbox auditing to ensure all user activities are tracked for certain period. Monitor the M365 file activities to prevent any unwanted changes or access to the documents.