11-07-17 | Press Release
November 7, 2017, Indianapolis Ind. — Online Tech is proud to announce that it has been selected as the data protection vendor of choice for MDWise, an Indiana-based company that specializes in providing healthcare companies to families in need and covers more than 350,000 members for the state of Indiana.
Stringent laws in Indiana require all healthcare-related information to be stored for at least seven years, and in some cases, 10 years. MDwise was looking for a solution that would retain and archive their data in a way that was effective, accessible, and compliant with federal HIPAA regulations.
According to John Goerges, Director of IT at MDwise, they needed a new HIPAA compliant backup and disaster recovery solution that would allow them to grow their data footprint without increasing storage size and costs. Goerges found a solution with Online Tech’s Data Protection as a Service (OT DPaaS).
OT DPaaS restores large files faster and more frequently than traditional backup, with no proprietary deduplication of data. In addition, clients can choose their own backup windows, and data is retrievable within hours rather than days. MDwise also paired Online Tech’s DPaaS with their Disaster Recovery as a Service solution, giving them a strong business continuity strategy.
“We chose Online Tech because we’re a very data-driven company, and we have a need for security and HIPAA compliance–that was a big thing for us,” Goerges said. “We chose them because of the efficiency of their solutions, fully redundant data center, cost, and most importantly, their focus on compliance.”
Online Tech has been independently audited with 100% compliance of the Health and Human services HIPAA standards since 2011. Keeping with their culture of compliance, Online Tech also regularly reports against PCI DSS, SSAE16/SOC 1, and SOC 2 safeguards.
“MDwise is doing a wonderful service to uninsured patients, and we are excited to be able to help them carry out their mission,” said Jason Yaeger, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Solutions. “Our Data Protection as a Service will provide them with the backups, security, and availability their patients demand.”
Goerges said he was pleased with service, protection and compliance he has gotten from Online Tech.
“We have the assurance with the backups that we aren’t locked into one product anymore,” he said. “We don’t have any concerns about the ability to store our backups or having to purchase new hardware. We know our data is protected per HIPAA standards because it’s encrypted at rest and in motion. If we need to retrieve from long term data archiving, it’s in the cloud, so it’s retrievable in hours or minutes rather than days because we’re waiting for an offsite vendor to deliver external hard drives.”
Online Tech is the Midwest’s leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company’s network of seven data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, EU-US Privacy Shield and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, or visit www.onlinetech.com.
MDwise and MDwise Marketplace are nonprofit health maintenance organizations focused on providing health coverage to Indiana individuals and families. Our mission is to provide access to compassionate, high quality, coordinated health care and education in the communities we serve. MDwise provides health coverage for the following Indiana Health Coverage Programs: Hoosier Healthwise and Healthy Indiana Plan. MDwise Marketplace is a Qualified Health Plan issuer in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Health coverage is currently provided through these health plans to more than 350,000 members through a broad network of primary medical providers, hospitals, specialists and other providers. For more information, visit MDwise.org.