CoreLink Illustrates Rapidly Growing Healthcare IT Vertical with New Customer Win; Notes it has More-than-Doubled its Healthcare Portfolio Over the Past Year
MT. PROSPECT, Ill., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National healthcare IT solutions and data center service provider, CoreLink Data Centers, LLC (www.corelink.com/) today announced the addition of HealthCare Strategies (HCS) to its client roster. The Columbia, Md.-based healthcare management company provides sponsoring companies and their employees services that leverage clinical data-based analytics, predictive modeling and patient-focused processes to deliver the highest quality medical care, while substantially lowering employers' health benefit costs.
HCS' selection of CoreLink reflects its acknowledgment of, and confidence in, the data center service provider's strong healthcare IT industry presence and the confidence it has in CoreLink as Government disaster recovery related regulations place greater emphasis on healthcare providers' compliance with new provisions of the Health Information for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009.
To this end, HCS executives also point to CoreLink's rock solid services and relentless dedication to security and transparency as key factors leading to its choice. Under CoreLink's 100 percent Uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA), it provides continuous backup network connectivity from its Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas and Phoenix facilities. The company will provide HCS with its full suite of services from its Phoenix data center.
"In addition to its growing healthcare presence and high-quality and secure services, CoreLink's ability to provide biometric authentication and remote support from each of its five data centers was of the utmost importance in our decision making process," said Jan Albert, HCS' President and CEO. "The existence of a CoreLink data center in Phoenix, geographically located in a 'low-risk zone' for natural disasters, was also a critical factor.
"We feel especially comfortable entrusting our critical IT network operations to CoreLink given their superior uptime record and the fact its Phoenix facility is on the same power grid as an adjacent medical facility," she said. "In the improbable event of a power loss, the medical facility and CoreLink's facility would receive priority restoration immediately after following Government services."
Under the aforementioned HITECH, healthcare organizations and the service organizations and contractors they work with are required to protect, secure and ensure the availability of received, stored, processed and transmitted Protected Health Information (PHI). Under these more stringent requirements, a comprehensive disaster recovery plan becomes a more critical aspect of healthcare companies' overall data security efforts.
"Government regulations, combined with rapid technological advances, present challenges to healthcare organizations like HCS regarding data security and storage," noted Nav Ranajee, CoreLink's Director of Healthcare. "We are pleased to provide HCS with the full 24/7 network support it needs to ensure uninterrupted access to critical patient data, which is also vitally important for patient health, business operations and sustained profitability."
CoreLink's agreement with HCS is the latest in a steady succession of new client wins for the company's healthcare IT vertical. The data center service provider has more than doubled its healthcare customer portfolio over the past year with clients from sub segments including healthcare management companies like HCS, hospitals, medical clinics, home health organizations and software companies, each of which are required under HITECH provisions to securely store electronic PHI information.
"Once HITECH's new provisions are firmly in place, our company's healthcare experience and fluent working relationships with CIOs, IT directors, managers and business owners will continue to drive CoreLink's growth in this increasingly important industry sector," Ranajee said.
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 solutions to a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations.
SOURCE CoreLink Data Centers, LLC