The American Hospital Association Extends Its Exclusive Endorsement of Data Center Hosting Services from CareTech Solutions

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CareTech Solutions SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 compliant data center in a LEED gold certified green facility is specifically designed to meet health care’s information management needs.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has extended its exclusive endorsement of Data Center Hosting Services from CareTech Solutions. Following the AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™, AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.

More and more, hospitals and health care organizations opt for an off-site data center, not only to upgrade the processing facilities that run critical systems but to make better use of capital that would otherwise be required to invest in the hospital’s data center.

“Hospitals and other medical facilities need a robust and scalable data center infrastructure to handle the influx of health IT implementations,” said Anthony Burke, president and CEO, AHA Solutions, Inc. “CareTech Solutions’ data center hosting has demonstrated its continued relevance and value to the health care field by helping hospitals leverage needed power, cooling and space and the expertise it takes to manage critical clinical systems.”

CareTech understands the critical nature of the hospital’s clinical systems and business objectives with its solid understanding of today’s operational challenges of health care facilities. CareTech Solutions SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 compliant data center in a LEED gold certified green facility is specifically designed to meet health care’s information management needs. CareTech services are designed and managed to provide high-availability and secured services for health care clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

“Data centers are the vital backbone to any clinical IT operation, and any hospital that is investing in electronic health record (EHR) applications must also plan for the proper IT infrastructure to be sure patient data is safely housed in a highly available, secure environment,” said Jim Giordano, president and CEO of CareTech Solutions. “Through AHA Solutions’ rigorous selection process, CareTech, with its SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 compliant data center and LEED gold certified green facility, was ultimately chosen as a leading data center hosting solution for health care.”

About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit http://www.aha.org to learn more.

About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As a subsidiary of the AHA, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders to identify key challenges the field faces. After conducting the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™, we award the exclusive AHA Endorsement. As an AHA member service, AHA Solutions provides access to content experts and education to support product decision making, and convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing that is centered on timely information and research.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit http://www.aha-solutions.org.

About CareTech Solutions
CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive), and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual “Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report. For more information, please visit http://www.caretech.com.

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