94% of healthcare organizations surveyed by the Ponemon Institute have had at least one data breach in the past two years, with each breach carrying a price tag between $10,000 and more than $1 million.
With money and organizational reputations on the line, corporate IT organizations are working very hard to determine the cause of the data breaches and to put steps in place to eliminate them. It’s hard work. Without physical security, secure infrastructure, power and HVAC redundancies and advanced IT engineering expertise, companies run the risk of non-compliance to today’s stringent HIPAA and HHS requirements. And as healthcare regulations continue to become more defined, security and compliance are increasing concerns for IT executives.
In answer to the growing need for healthcare compliance solutions, ViaWest today announced a cloud offering purpose-built for the heavily regulated healthcare and life science sectors with its new KINECTed Health Cloud. KINECTed Health Cloud 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).
“The healthcare environment has become much more complex,” confirms Jason Carolan, Chief Technology Officer at ViaWest. “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.”
With KINECTed Health Cloud, ViaWest supports companies’ need for the confidentiality, availability, functionality and integrity required to manage a health information ecosystem. You can learn more by visiting: http://www.viawest.com/solutions/cloud-computing/kinected-health-cloud.