Healthcare Providers, Is Your Medical Data Secure in the Cloud?

Medical data is one of the hottest commodities on the black market, typically selling for approximately $14 to $25 per record. Because of this, healthcare providers must take advanced measures to protect electronic personal health information (ePHI), especially when storing data offsite in a hosted cloud facility.

Now it appears healthcare companies are finally getting the message about the need for heightened data security. InTouchMD, for instance, the leading provider of healthcare marketing solutions, recently partnered with Webair to establish a direct fiber connection between Webair’s flagship NY1 data center and InTouchMD’s headquarters in New York. The partnership makes InTouchMD one of the safest and most secure destinations for pharmaceutical industry data.

Leveraging its direct network connectivity model, Webair can deploy dedicated fiber directly into InTouchMD’s environment, which enables the secure and private consumption of scalable, SLA-based cloud services. The solution does not require physical connectivity to the public Internet or other customers.

Webair’s NY1 is a Tier III-rated, SSAE 16 and HIPAA compliant facility offering N+1 or better redundant power, cooling and connectivity. The direct fiber connection provides InTouchMD with up to 100Gbps of scalable connectivity.

What’s more, InTouchMD now has direct access to a large ecosystem of managed services within Webair’s data center facility, some of which include:

  • Private Cloud
  • Colocation
  • Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS)
  • Backup-as-a-Service
  • Storage-as-a-Service
  • Readily available direct connections

“This deep connection into one of the most technologically advanced hosting facilities in the United States reinforces our commitment to security, reliability and redundancy,” stated Adam Alovis, SVP, Director of Technology of InTouchMD. “We’re thrilled to be working with Webair; this is a union of two strong companies.”

Webair CTO Sagi Brody also commented on the partnership.

“Connecting to NY1 enables InTouch MD to utilize our fully managed services seamlessly, privately and securely — as if they were on-premises,” shared Sagi Brody, CTO of Webair. “With this secure, direct connection, In TouchMD also ensures that its clients’ electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and personal health records are secure, private and always available, as mandated by current HIPAA regulations.”

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