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HIPAA-Compliant Microsoft Power BI Services

    Power BI & The Microsoft Trust Center

    Power BI has joined the Microsoft Trust Center and customers can view a single page documenting Power BI’s compliance with ISO27001, ISO27018, Model Clauses, EU, HIPAA BAA and the UK G-Cloud.

    The Microsoft Trust Center provides a single point of reference for cloud trusted resources, including documentation of adherence to international and regional compliance certifications, privacy, data protection policies, data transfer, location policies and security features and functionality.

    What is HIPAA?

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defines rules that American healthcare organizations need to follow in order to securely handle and maintain Protected Health Information (PHI). In order to stay compliant, companies need to have a signed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) from any partner organization that creates, receives, maintains or transmits PHI. Partners must ensure that they will safeguard the PHI that passes through its systems.

    What is Power BI

    Power BI is a Microsoft business intelligence application that offers a powerful tool that includes capabilities for data modeling, visualization, dash-boarding, and collaboration. Many businesses that use Microsoft’s other suite of products can easily access Power BI. It offers an unprecedented user experience with interactive visualization opportunities along with true self-service analytics capabilities. All this helps to look at the same data from a variety of angles, not to mention the reports and dashboards can be created by anyone in the organization without the assistance of IT administrators.

    Acquiring HIPAA data

    The process of migrating PHI data requires you to stay compliant with HIPAA regulations. Only you and the data source can handle or have access to this data once you have a BAA in place.

    EPC Group will provide best practices methods to extract data from your existing data systems in a compliant manner. Many cloud data sources will provide you the APIs that transition data to a more programmatic retrieval. For database data, you can utilize selected statements that won’t perform a mass dump of the data you specify.

    Data in Power BI

    You can analyze and visualize virtually any data in Power BI that exists in your data warehouse and is connected into your Power BI. The most common data warehouses are Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Amazon and Google.

    Connecting your data warehouse to Power BI is an easy process. Utilizing the “Get Data” menu in Power BI allows you to import data from several sources like static files and data warehouses.

    Analyzing data with Power BI

    With the Power BI platform, each table in the data warehouse is called a dataset, and the visual analyses on these datasets are called reports. If your looking to create a report, you can use the visual interface in the report editor for building and editing reports within Power BI.

    The Editor will guide you through several variations with respect to the building of reports:

    • Visualization fields used
    • Filters you use
    • Formatting applied
    • Other analytics such as trend lines and averages

    After you have created the report you can share it with consumers of the report inside your business or Healthcare organization.

    Why Choose Us

    Why Organizations Recognize EPC Group's Consulting Services as the Industry Leader

    EPC Group wrote the book on SharePoint & Power BI

    Microsoft Partner for 25+ Years

    Over 4 million Office 365 users successfully migrated

    200+ years combined senior team migration experience

    Expertise migrating to Office 365 in every vertical

    EPC Group's Chief Architect Errin O'Connor was on the original SharePoint and Office 365 Beta teams