HIPAA IT Violations Can Be Avoided with OnRamp's Compliant Hosting

March 27, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
HIPAA IT violations are surging, but the Austin-based data center operations company OnRamp is making it easier for their clients to stay compliant by providing hosting solutions designed to satisfy HIPAA and HITECH legislation.

In 2011, HIPAA IT violations among healthcare institutions increased significantly, according to government reports. Late 2011 also marked the introduction of stricter U.S. Department of Health and Human Services standards and auditing. As a result, HIPAA IT violations are costing healthcare organizations unprecedented amounts of trouble in the form of both fines and legal entanglements. Fortunately, OnRamp's HIPAA compliant hosting solutions are explicitly structured to ensure HIPAA IT compliance and the protection of valuable patient data.

OnRamp's "3-Step HIPAA Risk Management" process, based on their highly secure cloud computing, colocation and managed hosting services, helps customers analyze, strategize and fortify for weaknesses and risks in their HIPAA IT structure. OnRamp also cooperates with business associates and covered entities that process patient data to build and optimize applications and processes that safeguard the security and availability of customers' electronic protected health information (e-PHI).

"In the past two years, 92% of all healthcare institutions have reported experiencing a data breach of some kind," said Chad Kissinger, OnRamp's founder. "The majority of these violations have to do with the improper storage of e-PHI. When we look at what options exist for companies in getting help from Data Center partners, we found that most folks in our industry aren't actually doing all that much, OnRamp has spent considerable time creating an in-depth, flexible 3-Step HIPAA Risk Management Process to assist each customer in making appropriate decisions as to how to use OnRamp's data center services to build a comprehensive HIPAA compliant solution. We are much more than just the siloed data center component of the plan for which you are ultimately responsible. We are your partner in ensuring that you're HIPAA compliant."

OnRamp maintains the data storage industry SSAE16 SOC II certification, and complies with PCI and HIPAA audits. The cutting-edge OnRamp data center is engineered for maximum reliability, redundancy, and security. Thanks to the flexibility of the company's data center services, HIPAA IT customers can craft a hosting solution that best protects their e-PHI. OnRamp's HIPAA IT customers also benefit from the company's comprehensive breadth of service offerings and its Full7Layer Support, which provides them with 24x7x365 access to experienced, on-site engineers. Companies that choose OnRamp for HIPAA IT solutions are gaining an industry-leading security and compliance partner.

About OnRamp

OnRamp was founded in 1994 in Austin, Texas. As one of Texas' first Internet operations companies, OnRamp's history is rooted in providing reliable and secure connectivity that enables distributed computing. Today, OnRamp is a data center operations company that delivers HIPAA IT compliant colocation, managed hosting, cloud and disaster recovery services backed by Full7Layer Support.