As healthcare providers accelerate their cloud adoption, security risks, dynamic HIPAA laws and legacy IT systems can present a significant barrier to ongoing success in the cloud. Gartner’s report helps healthcare organizations understand the current challenges, industry trends and notable players in the cloud market, offering current and relevant information, IT strategy recommendations and projections for the industry’s future.
According to the report, Gartner sees the cloud as becoming increasingly important to healthcare providers because of the pressures they will face to become more compliant and responsive to market changes while reducing or controlling costs.*
Opti9 offers fully managed and HIPAA-HITECH compliant Private, Hybrid and Public Clouds for healthcare customers, backed by the industry’s most comprehensive SLAs. These solutions are furnished via white glove service and offer the security and agility of an on-premise service, delivered with the ease of a fully managed outsourced solution.
“Many things make Opti9’s healthcare cloud solutions unique,” comments Michael C. Orza, President and CEO of Opti9. “In addition to being one of the few Cloud Service Providers that signs comprehensive Business Associate Agreements, the main advantage for healthcare providers is that they don’t have to sacrifice security to benefit from the cloud. By directly connecting to on-premise networks, Opti9 customers can consume SLA and contract-backed cloud solutions as if they were on-premise, deployed in a way that never touches the internet. They can also maintain control of sensitive data in-house, while expanding computing capacity, achieving scale and realizing cost savings.”
Opti9’s dedicated healthcare support team takes complete ownership and responsibility for all layers of customers’ Healthcare Private Cloud and IT infrastructure, consolidating accountability and security into a single provider. Opti9 also employs a HIPAA Compliance Specialist responsible for overseeing proper implementation of managed infrastructure in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
Opti9 offers at-rest and in-transit data encryption, ensuring compliance and protection against unauthorized access and data breaches. Opti9 also offers enterprise-class healthcare Disaster Recovery that not only addresses HIPAA security requirements for protecting electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), but also enables instant recovery from Ransomware attacks and ensures the availability of mission-critical applications. Opti9 healthcare customers also gain secure access to other fully managed services available within its data centers in New York, Los Angeles, Montréal and Amsterdam, including Colocation, Cloud Storage, Managed Security and more via direct, private network connectivity.
Gartner: Market Guide for Cloud Service Providers to Healthcare Delivery Organizations, 16 November 2016
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