Phoenix, AZ & Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
ClearDATA Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud computing and infrastructure services for the healthcare industry, has acquired U.S. Healthcare Compliance, a leading provider of HIPAA Risk Assessment and Compliance services. With this acquisition, ClearDATA strengthens its position as a healthcare-focused private cloud hosting provider that delivers effective security, privacy and compliance services to providers of all sizes.
Both organizations are recognized as leading healthcare security and infrastructure services providers to the hospital, physician practice, electronic medical record software, and healthcare market. "This is a great opportunity to address customer needs in the complex world of compliance and technology. By combining our expertise in healthcare information security and compliance with technology infrastructure services, this acquisition positions ClearDATA for further growth”, said Darin Brannan, CEO ClearDATA Networks.
“By joining ClearDATA, U.S. Healthcare Compliance enables us to provide enhanced benefits to our clients by expanding the depth and breadth of our healthcare compliance and privacy risk management expertise”, added Chris Bowen, Chief Privacy Officer for ClearDATA Networks. “Ultimately, our clients will have greater security managing their patients’ health records.”
Today, the healthcare information threats levied at providers and their patients are increasing in both volume and complexity. These threats are increasing for all sizes of organizations. A healthcare information security services provider that has knowledge and expertise, a broad client base providing data, a robust infrastructure, and a trusted reputation meets a critical need for organizations in today's healthcare business and computing environment. With this acquisition, ClearDATA solidifies its position as one of the market's top healthcare information security services providers and, indeed, one of the largest pure-play providers serving the entire market.
As part of the HITECH Act, all healthcare providers and hospitals are incented to migrate to Electronic Medical Records (EMR). As an incentive, the HITECH Act reimburses providers for part of the expense of this migration. However, the timeline to reach the defined milestones and be eligible for incentive funding is aggressive. To assist providers in reaching Meaningful Use more efficiently, this acquisition will provide ClearDATA’s customers with best-in-class HIPAA privacy and security software and services. “We are thrilled with this merger as it helps accelerate EMR adoption and helps providers receive their incentive funding sooner”, said Carl Kunkleman, CEO, U.S. Healthcare Compliance. “By focusing on both cloud-hosting and information security services we can streamline the pathway to Meaningful Use and help enable better healthcare.”
"The purchase of the HIPAA privacy and security services business is another important step toward ClearDATA’s pure-play expertise in healthcare information security and cloud and infrastructure services” added Brannan.
About ClearDATA Networks
ClearDATA is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services to healthcare providers, VARs, and software vendors assisting them to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The Company provides HITECH HIPAA compliant cloud and hosting infrastructure and managed services, off-site back-up and disaster recovery, information security, and world-class support. These offerings enable our healthcare customers to create or utilize EMR-as-a-Service, PACs-as-a-Service, and Security-as-a-Service offerings to reduce IT costs, improve system performance, achieve 100% uptime, maintain off-site back-up and restore capabilities, increase HIPAA compliance and security, and most importantly make healthcare better.
About U.S. Healthcare Compliance
U.S. Healthcare Compliance provides HIPAA Security Risk Assessment services to the healthcare industry to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of security required for protected health information. These services allow healthcare providers to demonstrate Meaningful Use as required by federal regulations by offering HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule compliance tools and software, full onsite risk analyses, policy and procedure preparation services, and compliance and privacy officials on demand.