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Terminal Server and HIPAA Compliance

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Just wanted to find out whether or not Terminal Server is considered HIPAA Compliant.  Does any one have any information regarding this?  Also your thoughts on PC Anywhere and HIPAA Compliance

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First, software is not inherently HIPAA Compliant. It depends on how you use it.

That said, PC Anywere logs only to the local computer, so if you have a log management and reporting solution (which is required by HIPAA) based on getting logs from the domain controllers, TS will work with it, whereas PCA won't.
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So you are saying that my company can be HIPAA complaint while using Terminal Server?  I guess that was my real question.  We want clients to have the ability to view their accounts via Terminal Server so we want to make sure this would not have an affect with respect to HIPAA compliance.

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Yes, it is possible to be HIPAA Compliant and use Terminal Server. Whether you are compliant currently or will implement TS in such a way to remain compliant, is another matter howerver.
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How would you suggest implementing TS to remain compliant?
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HIPAA Security Rule is all about access control, addressing vulnerabilities, and audit log reporting.

A compliant TS implementation would limit who could connect, limit what authorized individuals could do once they connected, keep up to date on patches, and have someone reviewing the logs of who connected and what they did.
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Thanks for the info!
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No problem
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