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I keep getting the run around from godaddy regarding HIPAA compliance.

Does anyone have a researched answer on this matter? We have dedicated 5505 and dedicated server with them and I wanted to know if it is possible to make this setup HIPAA/HITECH compliant.

I'm a bit hesitant because when I asked them what the Business Associate agreement with them, they responded, "what is that?"

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closed as too localized by Shane Madden, EEAA, John Gardeniers, Khaled, Scott Pack May 8 '12 at 18:13

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Only GoDaddy can answer this, but having worked with HIPAA compliance in the past, I'd guess that they're very unlikely to be compliant unless it's a specific, special service. – Shane Madden May 7 '12 at 22:03
This response should be more than enough to convince you they are not what you are looking for. – Sven May 7 '12 at 22:03
Amazon's AWS has HIPAA compliant clients. Take a look there. – ceejayoz May 8 '12 at 1:36
lol - too localized? i think this would have helped a lot of people. especially the people that are setting up PHI in hosted environments. very especially the ones who did it for the organization i am trying to remediate. – mson May 11 '12 at 14:16
I found this question to be very helpful for research I am doing. Please rethink your reasons for closing it! – ron tornambe Mar 17 '15 at 12:20
up vote 24 down vote accepted

Go Daddy Managed servers cannot be made HIPAA complaint. HIPAA requires a DC inspection which will not be possible with our data centers.

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This would seem to be a definitive answer. – wfaulk May 8 '12 at 0:33

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