OneNeck IT Solutions Finishes HIPAA and HITECH Examination

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Included in the examination were OneNeck’s colocation services and Infrastructure as a Service for ReliaCloud.

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For our healthcare clients, attaining HIPAA and HITECH attestations offers reassurance that we have the tools in place to protect and secure their patient data. At the same time, it allows our clients to focus on the security and administrative controls at the application and data layer.

Today, OneNeck® IT Solutions announces the independent examination of their HIPAA and HITECH compliance attestations is now complete. The examination for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule of 2003 (HIPAA) and the Health Insurance Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) included scrutiny of OneNeck’s physical and administrative security controls.

Specifically, the HIPAA and HITECH examination evaluated the colocation services OneNeck offers at their top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa (Des Moines), Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. The examination also includes review of ReliaCloud®, OneNeck’s Infrastructure as a Service.

The examination was performed by Schellman & Company, Inc., an independent CPA firm with extensive IT service provider experience. As a result of the reviews, Schellman & Company opined that OneNeck has adopted the essential elements of the HIPAA Security Rule and HITECH requirements as well as implemented and maintains the following:

  • Administrative safeguards
  • Physical safeguards
  • Technical safeguards
  • Breach notification

“For our healthcare clients, attaining HIPAA and HITECH attestations offers reassurance that we have the tools in place to protect and secure their patient data,” said Dave Flynn, SVP of Operations and Engineering at OneNeck. “At the same time, it allows our clients to center their focus on the security and administrative controls at the application and data layer.”

Completion of the HIPAA and HITECH examination follows recent OneNeck announcements noting completion of the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and SSAE 18 examination.

In addition to managing and operating top-tier data centers, OneNeck also offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, enterprise application management, professional services and IT hardware. For more information, visit oneneck.com

OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., employs nearly 550 people throughout the U.S. The company offers hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, enterprise application management, advanced IT services, hardware and local connectivity via top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon and Wisconsin. OneNeck's team of technology professionals manage secure, world-class, hybrid IT infrastructures and applications for businesses around the country. Visit oneneck.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to more than six million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, and TDS Broadband Service. In 2018, TDS was recognized in Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. The TDS family of companies, which includes OneNeck, is listed at 190 out of 250 top employers in the U.S. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs more than 9,900 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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