03-25-13 | Blog Post
As a physician group management firm, Genesys PHO directly interacts with sensitive patient data through computer system management, financials, and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs).
When facing a decision to build its own data center or find a vendor partner in 2006, Genesys PHO discovered Online Tech, a Michigan data center operator. Buchholz was impressed with the Online Tech’s data center security measures and safeguards, multiple generators and back-up system.
“Online Tech has all the redundancy and power infrastructure,” he said. “I sleep relatively comfortable knowing that if there is a power failure, the lights are going to be on here; everything’s going to be running.”
Buchholz was further convinced by Online Tech’s commitment to compliance. The company systematically ensures all necessary processes, agreements, insurance, and safeguards are met. Online Tech also stays ahead of the compliance curve by undergoing all of the necessary audits for data center companies.
Recently, the company became the first data center operator to have its data centers and hosting solutions voluntarily audited to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR) HIPAA Audit Protocol. Find out more about our HIPAA compliant hosting solutions.
For a complete guide to HIPAA technical, administrative and physical security, read our HIPAA Compliant Hosting white paper. This white paper explores the impact of HITECH and HIPAA on data centers. It includes a description of a HIPAA compliant data center IT architecture, contractual requirements, benefits and risks of data center outsourcing, and vendor selection criteria.