Green House Data Achieves HIPAA Compliance
CHEYENNE, WY – 8/7/12 – Green House Data, a cloud hosting, colocation and disaster recovery provider announced today that it has successfully achieved compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Reviewed by independent auditing firm, Linford and Co, the company has been regarded as compliant across all 54 HIPAA citations and the complete set of 136 audited components.
“The healthcare world is truly exploding in terms of data migration and getting their mountains of imaging, patient data, etc. into the digital space. Though we’ve had the extra security measures and procedures in place, we are thrilled to have the official attestation of HIPAA compliancy so that our company can be a bigger part of the massive growth happening in that sector,” said Shawn Mills, President of Green House Data.
Green House Data went through a rigorous and lengthy procedure process to ensure that each of the administrative, physical and technical safeguards were in place to allow their healthcare industry customers to safely fulfill the integrity and confidentiality requirements that protect their patients’ electronic protected health information (ePHI) to the fullest measures.
“With Green House Data receiving this compliance, we know that our disaster recovery services are rock solid. In addition to the confidence we feel in the company's security standards, we are also assured that our patients’ information is being properly protected with controls in place to meet the highest in regulatory standards,” said Hank Googe, IT Manager for Premier Bone and Joint Centers.
HIPAA compliance adds to Green House Data’s current list of certifications. Its data center maintains SSAE 16, Type II, SOC 1 audit compliance and the data center has all the regulatory policies and procedures in place so that their customers are able to achieve the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 as a way of setting national security standards for the flow of digital information in the health care industry. These standards are meant to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the industry, especially as our world becomes increasingly more mobile and digital.
About Green House Data
Green House Data is a cloud hosting and colocation services provider with highly energy efficient, green data centers located across the country. The company has helped its clients across the country and the world reduce the pressure that comes with lower IT budgets yet high demands. Green House Data is a certified VMware service provider, which is the industry leader in cloud management. The company is also proud to be SSAE 16 – Type II and HIPAA compliant, as well as an EPA Green Power Partner. Visit the website, www.GreenHouseData.com, to learn more, view demos, and even request a free cloud trial.