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Wednesday, 08 January 2014 16:18

ViaWest Launches HIPAA Compliant Cloud

KINECTed Health Cloud Provides an Audit-Ready Solution to Meet Compliance Needs

DENVER, Colo.  – ViaWest, the leading colocation services provider in North America, today announces a cloud offering purpose-built for the heavily regulated healthcare and life science sectors with its new KINECTed Health Cloud. KINECTed Health Cloud compliments ViaWest’s full suite of cloud solutions including public, private, hybrid and managed environments. ViaWest’s newest cloud offering provides an audit-ready Compliance-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution to meet the IT and compliance needs for businesses that handle electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).

As healthcare regulations become more defined, security and compliance are increasing concerns for IT executives. The Ponemon Institute’s latest study finds that 94% of healthcare organizations surveyed have had at least one data breach in the past two years with a price tag between $10,000 and more than $1 million. Determining the cause of such breaches and the steps to address potential vulnerabilities are key areas of concern for IT organizations. Without physical security, secure infrastructure, power and HVAC redundancies and advanced IT engineering expertise, companies run the risk of non-compliance.

“The healthcare environment has become much more complex,” confirms Jason Carolan, Chief Technology Officer at ViaWest. “ViaWest has developed its KINECTed Health Cloud to specifically address HIPAA and HHS compliance requirements. In an effort to relieve the pressure for companies facing potential fines and compliance breaches, ViaWest can now immediately help companies to determine their organization’s risk, enforce further data privacy actions and establish security enforcement strategies that will help them meet their compliance goals.”

KINECTed Health Cloud allows companies to take advantage of cloud computing while addressing the demands of security and HIPAA regulatory compliance. In partnership with Abnology, a leading IT services and integrated solutions provider focused on healthcare and life sciences, KINECTed Health Cloud leverages the industry’s leading virtualization and security technologies with a platform that is designed to provide highly secure, partitioned environments that optimize data protection for customer compliant workloads.  Abnology brings extensive experience within highly regulated IT functions and provides the expertise necessary to design, deliver, and manage compliant services and solutions.

With KINECTed Health Cloud, ViaWest supports companies’ needs for the confidentiality, availability, functionality and integrity required to manage a health information ecosystem. To learn more, visit: http://www.viawest.com/solutions/cloud-computing/kinected-health-cloud.

 

About ViaWest

ViaWest is the leading colocation services provider in North America, with a comprehensive suite of fully compliant environments, including premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services. Enabling businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources, ViaWest delivers the right balance of cost, scalability and security. With a team-based account management approach and 100% uptime guarantee, ViaWest offers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility.

For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on LinkedIn and Twitter.