Rebit backup software is pleased to provide support for the data backup needs of those customers who are subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended, as Covered Entities or Business Associates. This page describes how to use Rebit in connection with your HIPAA data backup needs.

The Rebit HIPAA Solution

Rebit addresses HIPAA requirements for our customers by implementing (and engaging with third party partners who implement) administrative, physical and technical safeguards that are designed to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and security of your data in the following ways:

  • HIPAA Compliance. Rebit Software supports HIPAA compliance, and the third party service provider that, if applicable, hosts and stores your data on HIPAA-compliant servers.
  • Security. The facilities where your data is stored is designed to be physically secure with protective measures that restrict unauthorized access.
  • Backups for Disasters. Rebit is designed to be an important component in any disaster recovery plan as protection against hardware failure, theft, virus attack, deletion and natural disaster.

Customers Subject to HIPAA

If you are subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended, as a Covered Entity or Business Associate (as defined in HIPAA) and use the Software in a manner that causes Rebit to create, receive, maintain, or transmit Protected Health Information (as defined in HIPAA) on your behalf, please ensure you follow these two steps in order to use the Rebit Software in a compliant manner:

  1. Enable the “PHI” flag within the Partner Portal (if working through a Rebit Partner) or the Business Portal.
  2. Update to the latest version of Rebit Software by going to Settings > Software Updates. The Rebit Software must be at version 6.1.3001.14966 or newer.

See the Knowledge Base article How to enable the Rebit PHI flag for HIPAA customers for additional detail.

You should never back up any Protected Health Information using the Rebit Software without notifying Rebit by utilizing the PHI flag in each instance.

Rebit Partners with Customers Subject to HIPAA

If you are a Rebit Partner providing Rebit Software to customers subject to HIPAA, it is your responsibility to notify Rebit and ensure your customers are utilizing the Rebit Software in a compliant manner. Please ensure you follow these two important steps:

  1. Enable the “PHI” flag within the Partner Portal.
  2. Update to the latest version of Rebit Software by going to Settings > Software Updates. The Rebit Software must be at version 6.1.3001.14966 or newer.

See the Knowledge Base article How to enable the Rebit PHI flag for HIPAA customers for additional detail.

Backup Destination Options

Rebit is unique in that it allows users to back data up seamlessly across multiple destinations, including:

  1. Cloud
  2. Local (USB or internal hard drives)
  3. Network-attached storage

The information on this page applies to utilizing Rebit software for storing data across these three destinations. Data backed up to the Cloud is securely sent and stored in facilities that address HIPAA requirements. For customers who use Rebit to store data locally or via their own network, the customer is solely responsible for addressing HIPAA requirements for that storage.

Learn More and Next Steps

Please utilize the following resources for more information on Rebit and HIPAA:

  1. Information on the Rebit Partner Program
  2. Information on Rebit Business Solutions
  3. Knowledge Base: How to Enable the HIPAA PHI Flag
  4. Contact Support for any questions related to HIPAA
  5. Terms of Service and End User Agreement