Datapipe, a provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, announced that Presidiohealth 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.
According to a release, the solution, deployed on Datapipe's Stratosphere Private Cloud, 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.
"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, the company reported, Presidio found a managed services partner providing an 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.
Additionally, 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.
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