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ClearDATA Helps State RECs Achieve Sustainability with HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Computing and Information Security Services

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 06, 2012

ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the fastest-growing provider of HIPAA-compliant cloud computing services for the healthcare industry, today announced it has formed partnerships with the Regional Extension Centers (REC) in Arizona and South Dakota to provide HIPAA-compliant cloud computing and information security services. The ClearDATA REC Partner Program will help the RECs achieve Meaningful Use and sustainability by providing cloud hosting services, backup, disaster recovery, security risk analysis (SRA), and remediation services to the healthcare providers in their respective states. ClearDATA is currently in active partnership discussions with numerous other RECs throughout the country.

ClearDATA is pleased to provide collaborative services with Regional Extension Centers to help them fulfill their missions to their states healthcare providers, said David Bean, executive vice president of sales and marketing, ClearDATA Networks, Inc. We strongly invite all RECs throughout the country to learn more about our REC Partner Program, our services, and the numerous benefits we can provide their clients and their organizations.

Our partnership with ClearDATA to provide cloud computing and information security services will significantly assist Arizonas healthcare providers in achieving Meaningful Use, said Melissa A. Rutala, CEO of Arizona Health-e Connection and the Arizona Regional Extension Center. ClearDATAs exclusive focus, expertise, and services for the healthcare industry will greatly benefit our clients. In addition, by working through the REC program, ClearDATA will offer the best value for our members while enhancing our ability to continue serving Arizona providers.

HealthPOINTs mission is to facilitate widespread EHR adoption and Meaningful Use compliance among physicians and other eligible providers, says Dan Friedrich, director for HealthPOINT, South Dakotas Regional Extension Center. ClearDATAs healthcare compliance and information security offerings will be instrumental in helping South Dakota providers meet new Meaningful Use requirements and safeguard Protected Health Information.

Medical practices adopting EHRs must demonstrate that patient health information is secure, according a Department of Health and Human Services rule published in July 2010. That rule, which set requirements for providers receiving EHR Incentive Payments, established two sets of objectives 15 core objectives and 10 menu objectives, from which providers chose five. The security of patient health information is a core or required objective, specifically, providers must conduct a Security Risk Analysis or if already done, have risk management in place specific to the new risks associated with an EHR.

About HealthPOINT, the South Dakota Regional Extension Center

HealthPOINT, as a department of Dakota State University, is South Dakotas Regional Extension Center. As a federally designated health information technology resource and support center for all South Dakota healthcare providers, HealthPOINT focuses on an action-based approach to propel providers in adopting electronic health record systems. HealthPOINT leverages Dakota State Universitys strengths in Health Information Management and Information Assurance academic programs to provide high quality, cost effective services to South Dakota providers. For more information, contact Dan Friedrich, Director for HealthPOINT at 605-256-5555 or visit http://www.healthpoint.dsu.edu.

About the Arizona Regional Extension Center

The Arizona Regional Extension Center (REC) exists to improve health care in Arizona through advancing electronic health records (EHRs). It is one of 62 federally designated RECs nationwide to assist primary care providers with adoption and optimization of EHRs and achievement of Meaningful Use. The REC is a collaboration between the Arizona, Health-e Connection (AzHeC), Arizona State Universitys Department of Biomedical Informatics (ASU-BMI), and Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG). The REC serves as an unbiased, trusted resource with national perspective and local expertise and provides hands-on technical assistance services to qualified health care providers. For more information, call 602-688-7200, Email ehr(at)azhec(dot)org or visit http://www.arizonarec.org/.

About ClearDATA Networks

ClearDATA is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services to healthcare providers, VARs, RECs and software vendors assisting them to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud and hosting infrastructure and managed services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, information security, and world-class support. The company offers HIPAA Security Risk Assessment and Remediation services through its U.S. Healthcare Compliance division to the healthcare industry to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use. For more information, call 602-635-4006, email: sales(at)cleardata(dot)net or visit: http://www.cleardata.net.

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