Cloud hosting and security company Connectria Hosting
(Connectria) is offering customers HIPAA Compliant environments in Microsoft Azure. Connectria, which has headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, caters to around 1,000 customers globally and offers a range of managed and custom hosting solutions. With a ‘No Jerks Allowed’ philosophy, the company has specific expertise in complex multi-vendor solutions. It is a pioneer in HIPAA Compliant Managed Hosting and has catered for healthcare organizations of a range of sizes. By enabling HIPAA Compliance for Microsoft Azure, Connectria is offering customers significantly greater choice.
The ‘Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’ (HIPAA) came into law in 1996 and provides standards for the storage and management of data relating to healthcare. By enabling HIPAA Compliance for Microsoft Azure, Connectria's customers can choose the cloud environment and technology stack that meet their exact requirements. The solution includes “the appropriate methods of encryption within each cloud environment” and is supported by the company’s managed services. It also receives the support of the company’s HIPAA/HITECH-compliance experts.
"Connectria has supported customers in Azure for the past two years," explained the President and CEO of Connectria, Rich Waidmann. "We're excited to now enable customers to host HIPAA Compliant environments in Microsoft Azure. Our extensive background in HIPAA Compliance, combined with our close partnership with Microsoft, will help ensure that healthcare providers and healthcare software companies can meet their HIPAA requirements when they store electronic Protected Health Information (PHI and/or ePHI) in Microsoft's Azure Cloud," he added.Do you know of any other companies offering HIPAA Compliant environments in Microsoft Azure? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.