Company's Scalable Solution Stores, Protects Patient Records for Leading Information Management Services Provider's Clients
MT. PROSPECT, Ill., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago data center and managed security solutions provider, CoreLink Data Centers LLC (www.corelink.com), today announced the addition of Argus Healthcare Solutions, Inc. to its growing client roster.
Argus Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is a provider of transparent healthcare information management services to physicians, managed care organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and pharmaceutical manufacturers. As a supporter of commercial insurance agencies, Medicaid and Medicare Part D, a large part of the company's responsibilities involves providing physicians with reliable, immediate access to patients' health records.
"Its continued growth, combined with increasingly stringent Protected Health Information (PHI) regulations, made CoreLink's scalable and robust data housing services mission critical to Argus' continued safe and reliable operations," said Vijay Singh, President and CEO of Burr Ridge, Ill.-based Argus.
"Our customers trust in our ability to enhance the value of their businesses, which is a key part of our business model and mission," Singh said. "We looked at a number of offerings; it soon became clear that, unlike most, CoreLink, in addition to its growing healthcare presence, delivers an unsurpassed level of transparent and redundant data center services that also include unmatched power backup capabilities."
"We needed to ensure that our clients' data was in good hands and always accessible. When we combined CoreLink's ability to guarantee this access with its local presence and highly knowledgeable and helpful team members, our decision was really quite easy," Singh continued. "We're excited about our this new relationship, which we view as a long-term partnership."
From its Chicago data center, CoreLink will provide Argus with a full suite of transparent data center hosting services and relentless 24/7 support, backed with a 100 percent Uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA) that guarantees continuous network connectivity, while covering all other IT infrastructure elements such as power and temperature.
CoreLink's data backup services can reduce backup time; eliminate physical storage requirements; and provide a scalable, fail-safe and resilient environment for secure storage of readily available valuable information assets. This is increasingly important under The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, which strengthened aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 by extending HIPAA's security standards beyond hospitals and electronic health records (EHR) providers to include business associates.
Business associates are all entities providing services to healthcare providers involved with the handling of Protected Health Information, and these entities must ensure PHI is protected and secured under the HIPAA guidelines.
Successful completion of an independent auditor's review of CoreLink's controls and procedures showed they meet the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule in CoreLink's data centers in Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Seattle. CoreLink's customers can also utilize security solutions such as managed firewall protection; intrusion detection and protection; virtual private network (VPN); PCI DSS compliance; web application firewall; and, network backup and disaster recovery services.
"Argus can fully depend on our service metrics' strength, always important but especially so as it relates to patient data," said John Duggan, CoreLink's Vice President of Sales. "We fully recognize the importance of transparency, the hallmark of Argus' own service offerings. In providing relentless data hosting services, CoreLink will enable Argus to focus more strongly on and further enhance the business offerings it provides to its loyal and expanding customer base."
About Argus Healthcare Solutions Inc.:
Argus Healthcare Solutions is an independent Healthcare IT Consulting and Management firm located in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Argus works with its clients to leverage technology and strategic planning to meet and exceed their productivity and efficiency goals, while promoting strong business relationships based on a mutual respect for the client and a proven record of success. Argus serves a wide range of clients and key healthcare organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.argushealthcaresolutions.com.
CoreLink is a leading data center hosting and managed services provider of critical infrastructure services delivered on a "state of the art," robust and environmentally friendly technology platform. By leveraging data centers in Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Seattle with access to massive and diverse network connectivity, CoreLink delivers small, medium and large enterprise customers and service providers with high quality and uniquely agile, data center services.
CoreLink's focus on aligning customer needs with the proper solution, combined with a relentless focus on service, provides the flexibility and peace of mind all businesses require from a data center provider. In addition, CoreLink also services the healthcare market by delivering HIPAA secure data center solutions to a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations.
SOURCE CoreLink Data Centers LLC