EasyStreet Deploys HIPAA-compliant Private Cloud for Oregon Healthcare Information Exchange

The first IT Infrastructure Services provider in Oregon to comply with HIPAA and HITECH Act security standards.

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Beaverton, Ore. (PRWEB) August 02, 2012

EasyStreet® Online Services Inc. has been selected by prime contractor Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) to provide the Cloud infrastructure for the state of Oregon Health Information Exchange (HIE). Known as CareAccord™ and administered by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon’s statewide HIE will promote improved communication between care providers, reduce duplicate orders and facilitate implementation of meaningful use requirements.

In order to host the Harris solution, EasyStreet passed a vigorous third-party audit and review to ensure the administrative, technical and physical security components of the HIE Cloud met HIPAA and HITECH Act requirements. EasyStreet has deployed two HIPAA-compliant private Clouds, one in its Beaverton data center, and the second in a partner data center in Spokane, Wash., to provide high-availability Disaster Recovery for the CareAccord HIE. The first HIE service offered is Harris' Direct Secure Messaging, which enables participants to securely send encrypted health information over the Internet. EasyStreet retained Coalfire, an independent IT audit and compliancy consulting firm, to verify its compliance with HIPAA and the HITECH Act.

Said Rich Bader, EasyStreet president and CEO, “Our participation in this significant deployment is the latest milestone in EasyStreet’s support of Oregon’s healthcare community. Many of the region’s most demanding healthcare organizations are utilizing our services to deliver improved patient outcomes more efficiently through IT services hosted in our data centers and our partner’s facility. The addition of our HIPAA-compliant Private Cloud offering expands on the options available to the healthcare community for highly available, secure and cost effective infrastructure services.”

EasyStreet currently provides IT services to numerous regional healthcare providers and payers, including Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), Salem Health, The Portland Clinic, The Oregon Health Network (OHN), the Mid-Valley IPA and OCHIN.

Health Information Exchange in Oregon
HIE allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care providers to securely share a patient’s medical information electronically — reducing the need for patients to transport or relay their medical history, lab results, images or prescriptions between health professionals. Instead, this information is shared between health care professionals before the patient arrives for an appointment or goes to the pharmacy. HIE can also reduce orders for duplicate procedures or tests because information is available where and when it is needed, as well as enabling smoother transitions of care because providers, hospitals and long term care facilities can more easily share information.

About EasyStreet
Founded in 1995, EasyStreet® Online Services is Oregon’s most trusted locally-headquartered enterprise-class IT Services provider. EasyStreet helps its customers integrate Cloud, colocation, Internet connectivity and related services to create the flexible computing infrastructure that meets their needs. Known for its consultative approach, EasyStreet offers specialized Professional Services including Cloud migration, Cloud readiness assessment, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning, network, monitoring and architecture design, capacity planning and implementation support. With a long-standing commitment to sustainable practices, EasyStreet buys offsets for 100% of the electricity, water and natural gas it consumes — resulting in zero carbon footprint operations. EasyStreet’s facilities are third-party SSAE 16 Type II audited and verified for HIPAA/HITECH compliance. Additional information can be found at http://easystreet.com.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at http://www.harris.com.

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