Checklist: Is Your Healthcare Cloud HIPAA-Compliant?

Maintaining compliance with HIPAA regulations is nothing new for healthcare providers, however, maintaining compliance with HIPAA regulations while transitioning to the cloud…now that’s fairly new territory.

Mixing cloud and compliance doesn’t have to be as complex as it may seem.  By working with an experienced cloud service provider (CSP) and following a few simple steps before executing a cloud strategy, healthcare providers can eliminate their compliance challenges and start enjoying the benefits of the cloud – improved access to healthcare information, enhanced patient outcomes, and cost savings – right away. Continue reading…

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Now Accepting Entries to Carpathia’s Healthcare Community Cloud Service Beta Program

Carpathia recently announced a cloud solution designed specifically for the healthcare industry. Healthcare Community Cloud Service™ (HCCS™) is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution built for compliance and scalability. The beta program is now available to join. Continue reading…

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Simplifying Hybrid Cloud Management: A Look at Gilt

While the desire to deploy hybrid cloud is accelerating, the sheer complexity of managing workloads that move between 3rd party clouds, private clouds and hosted infrastructure can be a major barrier to adoption. Gilt, a leading online retailer and flash auction website, is a perfect example of a company that wanted to optimize their hybrid infrastructure by better managing an environment that consisted of both AWS compute and a dedicated infrastructure delivered by Carpathia. Continue reading…

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Top 3 Reasons Healthcare Providers Should Choose a Community Cloud

Under HIPAA regulations, healthcare providers can store electronic protected health information (ePHI) in the cloud. Despite the ability to do so, many organizations remain hesitant due to concerns over security and privacy of patient data.  Recent breaches (such as 80 million customer records being stolen from Anthem earlier this year) only serve to make these concerns bigger and more real.

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Is Patient Data in the Cloud Keeping You Up at Night?

Cloud adoption across the healthcare industry is growing, but not without worry for organizations handling sensitive electronic protected health information (ePHI). According to the June 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey, 80 percent of healthcare organization respondents reported that they currently use cloud services. For those resistant to moving to the cloud, security concerns was cited as a primary barrier. Continue reading…

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IBX Vault Data Center

IBX Vault: the most federally-compliant and secure data center in the industry

As the enterprise industry makes the transition from local data centers to a more geographically distributed footprint, expectations as to what is and is not possible are starting to change.

Even a few years ago, hosted and colocated solutions were given the green light as long as they were easy to access and had sufficient scale. These days, third-party infrastructure must meet a long list of criteria, usually topped by the need to be both secure and compliant.

The IBX Vault, a Tier 3 multi-service data center facility in Dulles, Va., produced by a joint venture between Carpathia and Equinix, was built from the ground up to serve the exacting demands of Continue reading…

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Carpathia FedRAMP ATO Announcement

Breaking News: VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia™ Achieves FedRAMP ATO

The wait is over! VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia™ has achieved a FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) and is now generally available to U.S. public sector agencies. Continue reading…

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Healthcare Advisory Board

Announcing Carpathia’s Healthcare Advisory Board

Today we’re announcing the establishment of our Healthcare Advisory Board, a group of leading physicians, industry executives, and policy experts focused on helping Carpathia customers navigate their most challenging compliance, security, and privacy requirements for healthcare cloud computing. Continue reading…

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