Introducing Healthcare Community Cloud

QTS is excited to offer healthcare organizations and affiliated service providers a purpose-built community cloud solution. QTS Healthcare Community Cloud (HCC) is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, designed to meet the unique needs of those in the healthcare industry.

Healthcare organizations have been steadily, but cautiously, transitioning to the cloud. In addition to frequent mergers and acquisitions demanding the consolidation of information, data sharing and collaboration are becoming increasingly important. Those with a vested interest in healthcare data are seeking ways to streamline the information sharing process, while protecting sensitive patient data. Healthcare Community Cloud provides a solution for people at different endpoints to access this information conveniently and securely. Physician groups, hospitals, health plan administrators, healthcare clearinghouses, and other members of the healthcare community are revolutionizing the way they collaborate via the cloud.

The benefit of having a community-deployed cloud is that access is restricted to qualified entities only, specificallyhealthcare providers and their affiliated service companies. This is important because this community shares the same security and compliance concerns and requirements for systems holding ePHI,  QTS understands that the needs of healthcare organizations are unique and complex, and we have designed HCC to address those specific needs.

Another concern amongst those in the healthcare community is security. Patient records, lab/test analyses, and broader health information require first-rate protection. Cloud Service Providers must be able to expand data sharing beyond traditional, physical boundaries while maintaining patient confidentiality and compliance regulations. QTS HCC is HIPAA compliant, and you can rest easy knowing that QTS will protect your information with the same level of diligence as you would if you were maintaining your own cloud storage.

The goal of QTS Healthcare Community Cloud is to provide healthcare organizations, including providers and affiliated service companies, with a fully compliant, scalable infrastructure built for the particular risk management and compliance needs of the healthcare industry. When searching for a Cloud Service Provider (CSP), you will discover that QTS has a proven history of achieving compliance standards and serving the infrastructure needs for healthcare IT.

To learn more about QTS Healthcare Community Cloud and other services tailored to the healthcare industry, visit our website or call us toll-free at 877.QTS.DATA. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter at @DataCenters_QTS.