Many companies in the health and life sciences industries rely on trusted partners and expert consultants to help them ensure compliance with government regulations such as HIPAA.

The Importance of HIPAA Compliance in Healthcare Delivery

David Emerson, founder of custom software development agency SiteRocket Labs, knows all too well how important HIPAA compliance is to his clients. For the past decade, Emerson has worked closely with healthcare and life sciences companies to develop custom applications that address each client’s unique business requirements while also maintaining compliance with strict industry regulations. Today SiteRocket Labs delivers projects funded by high-profile clients such as the National Institutes of Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Canada Health Infoway and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

When Emerson was initially approached by healthcare clients to develop applications that manage their day-to-day logistics and operations, he quickly realized that the available Electronic Medical Record (EMR) platforms were not adaptable to the custom requirements. Emerson searched for a HIPAA-compliant database that would allow his team to rapidly design and develop compliant healthcare applications. He soon found that Caspio offered a HIPAA Edition specifically designed for this purpose.

“Our team literally built the system in six weeks. It was amazing to see it take shape and the client was thrilled,” Emerson says.

Accelerating Application Development

Using Caspio, SiteRocket Lab’s typical end-to-end development time was reduced by over 60%, allowing them to pass significant ROI savings on to their clients. “We worked on this project using Caspio in less time than it would have taken us to work on the same project using conventional software development tools. That’s pretty remarkable,” Emerson shares.

Caspio’s HIPAA-Compliant Edition provided all the required HIPAA safeguards for SiteRocket Labs to build custom healthcare applications while protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of PHI. Data is encrypted both at rest and in transit, access to data is logged and archived according to HIPAA requirements, and Caspio maintains BAAs with its vendors and offers BAAs to its customers.

Not only is Caspio designed to meet strict data security and compliance requirements, the platform reduces application development costs and time to market by up to a factor of 10.

Read their case study to learn more about how SiteRocket Labs created HIPAA-compliant database applications quickly. Better yet, sign up for a free trial and get started building your own HIPAA-compliant online database applications today.

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