New HIPAA Compliance Package Includes Business Associate Agreement (BAA)
Jersey City, NJ, September 4, 2013 – Datapipe, a global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, today announced that Presidio health has selected Datapipe’s HIPAA Compliance package as part of a custom solution to provide real-time, web-based revenue workflow applications for physician practice management and billing. Deployed on Datapipe’s Stratosphere® Private Cloud, the solution includes both HIPAA and PCI Compliance Services as well as a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) to meet the upcoming Omnibus rule enforcement on September 23 for covered entities who leverage cloud services to maintain protected healthcare information. To access the full Presidio case study, please visit http://www.datapipe.com/insights/case_studies/.
Founded in 2004, Presidio is guided by a single goal – helping physicians simplify their work day. Using innovative web technologies, Presidio consolidates and leverages critical business information so that busy physicians can streamline all of their clinical documentation required for practice management into coding and billing. Presidio accomplishes these goals via web-based offerings such as PerformMD, PerformPOS, and PerformRN solutions. To accomplish this, Presidio initially hosted its new service in-house; however, this approach proved to be costly and time consuming, as the existing managed service providers were not meeting Presidio’s high standards.
“We originally selected a ‘standard services’ cloud provider who didn’t deliver on the promise of value-added services,” said Thomas P. Gregory, Chief Technology Officer, Presidio. “They fell short when it came to security and compliance in a fully managed IT environment. That’s when we turned to Datapipe.”
In Datapipe, Presidio found a managed services partner providing an end-to-end solution for cloud computing and colocation while addressing the company’s PCI and HIPAA compliance needs. As Datapipe maintains electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) for Presidio, the compliance solution ensures that healthcare security and privacy laws are followed. In addition to safeguarding ePHI, reducing risk of disclosure, and compliance with regulations mandated by the Office for Civil Rights, Datapipe has a signed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) in place with Presidio.
Presidio has elected Datapipe’s HIPAA and PCI compliance packages in their entirety. These packages are created utilizing “Defense in Depth,” a practical strategy for achieving the highest possible Information Assurance (IA) with the least possible sacrifice. The Datapipe Defense in Depth model follows a multilayered approach in which each layer is mutually exclusive with highly resilient security controls specifically designed to progressively weaken an attack.
Gregory noted: “Datapipe provides us with all the information that an auditor needs in order to prove that all the necessary data protection processes are in place – compliance is 20 percent technical and 80 percent process.”
Datapipe is the single provider solution for optimizing, managing and securing mission-critical IT services for the enterprise. Areas of expertise include private and public cloud, HIPAA, PCI compliance, security, database, network, storage and disaster recovery. Datapipe operates data centers in influential technical and financial markets including New York Metro, Ashburn VA, Silicon Valley, Iceland, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.
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