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February 26, 2016

Partnering for Success What QTS Healthcare Solutions Mean for You

In today’s healthcare industry, organizations are constantly faced with the challenge of meeting compliance standards while fulfilling complex security needs to protect patient data. QTS Healthcare Solutions is paving the way for the transformative approach that healthcare organizations need to be successful when it comes to achieving data security and meeting compliance standards. Take a look at these four key reasons partnering with QTS means success for your healthcare data solution.

Business Associate Agreements (BAA)

As those in the healthcare industry well know, a Business Associate Agreement is a written contract between a HIPAA-covered entity and a business associate. The purpose of this contract is to safeguard protected health information (PHI) and electronic protected health information (ePHI) in accordance with HIPAA standards.

HIPAA/HITECH compliance

Concerns about patient privacy continue to be at the top of the priority list for both healthcare providers and consumers. As a result, is important that organizations do whatever it takes to protect patient data and avoid HIPAA violations, such as lacking protection from computer hacking, failing to destroy old information, releasing PHI in an untimely manner and disclosing PHI to an impermissible third party.

QTS’ data solutions support a wide spectrum of compliance standards, including HIPAA and HITECH. Partnering with QTS means you will inherit HIPAA-compliant physical and logical protections and reap the benefits of QTS’ dedicated internal audit, compliance and information security teams.

Secure hybrid IT deployments

One of the biggest challenges that healthcare organizations face is ensuring that their data - especially their patient records - is secure. Achieving data security is made even more difficult by the large number of applications and systems between which patient data is managed and shared.

QTS enables organizations to move regulated workloads safely between hybrid environments, making it easier to manage information flows between large numbers of integrated and interfaced applications that share personal health information. In addition, QTS Healthcare Solutions makes it possible for organizations to apply service levels, policies and automation to their deployments as desired.

Data center expertise

With more than a decade of experience serving covered entities, including healthcare providers, insurance and health plan clearinghouses and their business associates, QTS is a one-stop shop for all of your IT infrastructure needs, including colocation, dedicated hosting and hi-touch managed services.

Partnering with QTS gives you access to a specialized team of healthcare data experts who will work with you to streamline IT operations and improve data security, all while reducing costs and achieving HIPAA/HITECH compliance – so you can focus on improving the health of your patients. That’s data solved.
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