HCMS Group Becomes First Commercial Tenant of New Green House Data Center in Cheyenne

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HCMS Group moves to energy-efficient Green House Data and gains capacity, reliability, and security while exceeding HIPAA requirements.

HCMS Group recently became the first commercial tenant of Green House Data’s new Cheyenne data center, gaining expansion capacity, greater reliability, and improved security, the two companies jointly announced.

HCMS moved its servers, database storage systems, switches, and routers out of its data center in Cheyenne’s Bank of the West building, where they’ve been since the company began building secure healthcare databases more than a decade ago. The Cheyenne-based company’s Research Reference Database includes information on 4 million people covered by more than 300 employers.

As HCMS rapidly adds clients, the firm needed room to expand, said Mick Simon, the company’s chief technology officer. Green House Data offered several advantages to operating an owned-data center, including improved power system redundancy, access to multiple internet service providers, and heightened physical security compared with what HCMS could provide in a shared office building, he said. Green House Data’s data security also exceeds the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.

Simon cited Green House Data’s willingness to go beyond HIPAA standards and “accommodate what we needed to do on top of standard security measures.”

Green House Data has other attractions, Simon said. The $35 million, 35,000-square-foot installation is designed to dramatically cut energy consumption, using passive and evaporative cooling systems. Green House can obtain as much as 100 percent of its power from renewable sources such as wind. Cheyenne sits astride the main transcontinental fiber optic cable lines in an area with low risks of earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

“HCMS is an innovator in healthcare IT, and as a local company we’re thrilled we were able to help them keep their data center business in Wyoming,” said Shawn Mills, president, CEO and founder of Green House Data. “Working with them to understand their needs and those of their clients has helped us to meet and exceed the stringent information privacy and security requirements of the healthcare industry.”

Green House Data is a cloud hosting and co-location services provider with highly energy efficient, green data centers located across the country. The company is a certified VMware service provider, SSAE 16 Type II and HIPAA compliant, as well as a Certified B-Corp and EPA Green Power Partner. Visit http://www.greenhousedata.com to learn more, view demos, or request a free cloud trial.

HCMS Group is a healthcare data technology, research, and clinical prevention services company that provides integrated data warehousing and analytics to employers and healthcare organizations. The company’s 5|50 Solution™ uses the predictive Human Capital Risk Index® (HUI, patent pending) to identify individuals in the 5 percent of patients who account for 50 percent of medical costs. HCMS then helps those people manage complex health situations through the KnovaSolutions clinical prevention service. Visit http://www.hcmsgroup.com to learn more about population and individual health management.

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