Discussion to Address Patient Critical Architecture and the Importance of Disaster Recovery Planning in Protecting Patient Data and Achieving HIPAA Security Compliance
MT. PROSPECT, Ill., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National data center hosting provider, CoreLink Data Centers, LLC (www.corelink.com/data-center-services.htm), and healthcare technology consulting firm, Burwood Group Inc., on Feb. 22nd will host an 11:30 a.m. presentation at the 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas on Patient Critical Architecture and the importance of disaster recovery planning in protecting critical patient data toward meeting HIPAA security compliance requirements.
The 30-minute session, "Patient Critical Architecture: HIPAA Security Compliance and Disaster Recovery Planning," will take place at Burwood Group's Booth (#8310) at Las Vegas' Venetian Sands Expo Center. Nav Ranajee, CoreLink's Director of Healthcare, will discuss the rising tide of healthcare technology adoption such as Electronic Health Records and its impact on disaster recovery planning.
The pending HITECH final rules will enforce the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), through higher penalites, audits and extension of obligations to business associates. Under these more stringent rules and rise in Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), a comprehensive disaster recovery plan becomes a more critical aspect of a healthcare providers overall technology planning efforts.
"Data center hosting providers like CoreLink are strongly equipped to help healthcare organizations meet HIPAA-related security compliance," Ranajee said. "In addition to leveraging highly specific technical expertise, we work closely with healthcare technology executives to provide optimal disaster recovery solutions such as data back up to quickly recover and also repair lost data when necessary."
"Above all else, healthcare organizations must identify gaps and risks in developing an effective disaster recovery plan," Ranajee said. "Greg Bueltmann, Business Development Manager for Burwood Group, and I will lead a discussion designed to help healthcare IT leaders accomplish this."
Bueltmann will provide details on how Chicago-based Burwood Group's Patient Critical Architecture (PCA), combined with CoreLink's data center services and expertise, helps healthcare IT leaders bridge such gaps.
"The business-friendly PCA framework is an effective planning tool that enables hospitals and other organizations improve service levels and healthcare, while preventing EHR data losses resulting in HIPAA violations," Bueltmann said. "The highly achievable goal for healthcare organizations is to implement a combined disaster prevention and recovery plan that protects critical data while cost effectively improving the patient experience and information flow in an increasingly regulated environment."
CoreLink operates five data centers in Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas and Phoenix that provide advanced security systems, stringent access control protocols and HIPAA-trained personnel. The company provides customers with relentless managed security, continuous expert help, and full transparency backed with a 100 percent Uptime Service Level (SLA) guarantee.
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 security compliant data center and disaster recovery solutions to a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations.
HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 38,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 540 corporate members and more than 120 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.
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