FedRAMP or FISMA – What’s the Difference

FedRAMP and FISMA

Government compliance standards can seem like a veritable alphabet soup. Making matters worse, many of them, like FedRAMP and FISMA seem to overlap, and many organizations aren’t sure which rules are mandatory to do business. With the rise of cloud computing, there has been an increased emphasis within the government to transition to commercial cloud services. It is mandated within the government to move to cloud-based services if they are available to meet the mission need of the federal agency.

Two standards that seem to cause the most questions are FISMA and FedRAMP.

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HIPAA Compliance and Telehealth

HIPAA Compliance and Telehealth

One of the many changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic may be the permanent expansion of telehealth. According to a recent study, the US telehealth market is expected to witness an 80% year-over-year growth in 2020. Numerous video communications services exist, not all provide sufficient privacy and security to facilitate the provision of health care (and HIPAA compliance). While the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the division charged with enforcing HIPAA, has provided some flexibility during the pandemic, at some point, it is reasonable to assume that OCR will again raise standards.

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