Overland Park, Kansas (November 19, 2014) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, and a leader in security and compliance, recently convened the second annual meeting of its Healthcare Advisory Board.
The objective of QTS’ Healthcare Advisory Board is to bring together experts in the healthcare industry with QTS executives to discuss and advance understanding of the technology issues that face the industry today. The board consists of nine QTS colocation, cloud and managed services customers who represent some of largest health systems and specialty practices, plus emerging and established health IT solution providers. IT providers represent the payer, hospital management software, and Health Information Exchange (HIE) sectors of the industry.
“The healthcare industry’s IT needs are vast, varied and changing daily, which is why QTS is committed to partnering with industry leaders to tackle and discuss relevant issues,” said Gina Haylett, Strategic Account Director, Healthcare – QTS. “Our vision is to create a healthcare ecosystem that can transmit, store and protect the industry’s most important data. By working closely with healthcare experts we are identifying strategic ways to align QTS’ product roadmap with the industry’s objectives.”
The board explored a full range of topics during their 2014 meeting, including cloud security and compliance, disaster recovery, the role of data center partners in protecting patient data, management of legacy IT systems, mobile technology and data mobility.
“As cloud providers take a more active role in the protection of our patients’ data, it is crucial that our partners and other industry leaders are working together,” said Bradley Dick, Chief Information Officer - Resurgens Orthopedics. “QTS is taking a hands-on and industry focused approach to securing our data in a strategic and informed way.”
QTS provides a host of hybrid IT solutions to support the industry through its fully integrated security and compliance approach and 3C product model – custom data center, colocation and cloud and managed services. The company will apply information from the Healthcare Advisory Board’s discussion to further develop products and services to support the healthcare industry’s unique requirements.
“QTS' commitment to a highly secure and compliant IT platform is uniquely positioned to meet the very specialized needs of the healthcare industry,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer, Sales and Marketing – QTS. “Our advisory board is part of a broader, concentrated effort to further understand and better serve the healthcare vertical.”
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services and a leader in security and compliance. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving hybrid infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 12 data centers in eight states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 4.7 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 850 customers. QTS' Critical Facility Management (CFM) can provide increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.