MySQL, Wordpress, and Hippa

I love MySQL and Wordpress.  A data mining company is telling me that they must use ASP to comply with Hippa.  Is that correct?
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I would suggest visiting this previous question, particularly this comment by: COBOLdinosaur:
... but I have never seen a PHP implementation and I doubt there is a valid framework for HL7 in PHP.
note the question is not exactly the same as yours nonetheless I believe it is quite relevant.
Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
No, this is not correct.  HIPAA deals with security standards that hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers have to follow to protect patient data.  It does not mandate a programming language or web site platform.  If you store no personally identifiable information on the site, HIPAA doesn't apply.  If you are dealing with this kind of information, you need to secure the site and server but ASP is not the only way to go.

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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
To add to what Jason said, full HIPAA compliance is similar to PCI compliance.  If you have protected information, you have to have both electronic and physical security to protect it.  It's impossible to do that on shared hosting.
Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
All of that said, there is probably a reason you don't see too many electronic medical record platforms built on PHP/MySQL
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
If you are making a public website there should be nothing to worry about.  If you are transmitting or storing data, you may want to take note of the fines associated that can be in the range of $10K to $50K.

Just make sure you know what you are getting into beyond the public website.
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