Carpathia launches healthcare community cloud


Cloud operator Carpathia has launched a healthcare community cloud service that offers healthcare providers and affiliated service companies access to a compliant and scalable cloud infrastructure.

The beta program, Healthcare Community Cloud Service (HCCS), has been purpose-built to help customers manage risk and ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) regulations.

"Security and compliance risk remains the top concern for healthcare providers" said Philip Hedlund vice president of business operations Carpathia. "HCCS offers organizations peace of mind by delivering the benefits of the cloud in an environment built specifically for the rigorous security and compliance requirements of the healthcare community. We encourage organizations to join our beta program and experience the benefits for themselves."

HCCS is designed specifically to meet the security requirements for covered healthcare entities and their business associates – including healthcare providers health plan administrators and healthcare clearinghouses – that must comply with HIPAA and HITECH requirements.

HCCS delivers instant access to compute and storage resources built on a platform designed to meet Common Security Framework (CSF) standards as defined by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST).

"To further improve team-based care we are starting to see more healthcare organizations move toward trusted hybrid cloud models to help balance clinical and business application workloads with both on-premise and off-premise resources," said Dave DeAngelis global healthcare manager EMC Corporation. "With Carpathia's Healthcare Community Cloud Service Health IT can gain instant access to IT resources while lowering costs."

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