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Tintri Enterprise Cloud Platform Helps Leading Healthcare Organizations Increase Infrastructure Agility

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Tintri, Inc., today announced growing adoption of its enterprise cloud solutions by healthcare organizations, increasing its role in helping organizations spend less time and money on infrastructure so they can focus on innovation and patient care.

By replacing legacy technology with an enterprise cloud, Tintri addresses the objectives of large healthcare organizations-including hospitals, clinics, pharmaceuticals and device manufacturers. Organizations that rapidly expand their data footprints and add new applications need the agility to spin up new projects quickly and scale fluidly. Many of these organizations also face strict security and compliance requirements.

For these reasons, healthcare companies are turning to Tintri to capture the agility of public cloud within the control of their data center. That's why six of the ten largest global pharmaceutical companies, as well as several medical and research centers, have purchased Tintri systems.

Key Benefits of the Cloud in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is among the fastest when it comes to implementing cloud computing across the board. A few years ago, big industry players were still focusing on medical imaging and the implementation of electronic health records of EHRs. Today, however, a lot of big hospitals and medical institutions are fully utilizing the cloud to their advantage.

Speaking of advantages, there are a number of key benefits offered by the implementation of cloud in healthcare. These benefits are not just helping healthcare service providers operate better, but benefiting patients as well. Here are the key benefits of the cloud in healthcare.

Faster and More Accurate Treatments

Doctors, physicians, and nurses - healthcare providers in general - rely on information to provide patients with accurate and effective treatments. The information they needed was stored in the form of printed documents and offline digital archives. Before doctors could gain access to a patient's complete medical records, they needed to jump through hoops to get them.

Commvault and CloudWave Bring Streamlined Cloud Backup and Recovery to Healthcare Market with Powerful New Service Offering

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Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud for the healthcare market, today announced that its Commvault Data Platform was selected by CloudWave to power its new OpSus Backup service. The new healthcare backup-as-a-service (BaaS) offering - part of the OpSus Healthcare cloud services portfolio - enables healthcare organizations to quickly, easily and securely use the cloud to protect and recover mission-critical application data. By building the OpSus Backup service on Commvault's comprehensive data management platform, CloudWave is able to deliver healthcare enterprises a fully-managed backup service that cuts costs while minimizing security, business continuity and regulatory compliance risks. Today's announcement was made at HIMSS 2017, being held Feb. 19 - Feb. 23, in Orlando.

OpSus Backup supports healthcare enterprises' efforts to implement holistic data management strategies that allow them to protect, control and derive more value from all their data. OpSus Backup uses Commvault's holistic data management platform to backup data on Tier 4 data centers, and encrypt data both in transit and at rest. Both healthcare enterprise IT staff and CloudWave's team of healthcare IT experts can use the service to initiate, monitor and maintain backup operations, as well as perform on-demand data restoration on secure landing zones.

 

Auxilio, Inc. Announces New Print as a Service Solution with Win of MaineHealth Contract

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Auxilio, Inc., a leading provider of complete Document solutions and IT security for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has signed a five-year contract with MaineHealth, a prominent 1,100 bed health system employing more than 11,000 employees. MaineHealth is the Company's first Print as a Service (PRaaS) customer. PRaaS is Auxilio's new offering providing hospitals a scalable and customizable service to address all or some aspects of the document continuum.

"Even with the implementation of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) technology, healthcare continues to experience highly fragmented and unmanaged print environments. Due to the demand from our customers asking us to perform a root cause analysis, we are evolving from traditional managed print services (MPS) to offering a menu of comprehensive services helping hospitals solve security vulnerabilities, document workflow issues and printing flexibility," says Simon Vermooten, Auxilio's EVP of Document Solutions.

BlackMesh Introduces Healthcare Managed Cloud Solution

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BlackMesh, a leader in fully-managed dedicated and cloud-based solutions, announced today it is continuing to provide innovative technology solutions to the healthcare market by launching its HIPAA-compliant Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution. The cloud offering is designed to meet the specific technical and regulatory needs of the healthcare industry.

BlackMesh’s private healthcare cloud solution meets the strict requirements of the healthcare industry and provides the highest-level of security for important medical data, including Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and other healthcare applications. With the BlackMesh HIPAA-compliant cloud platform, agencies within the healthcare sector can focus on patient-related project initiatives, not underlying network operations or security.

Dizzion Achieves HIPAA/HITECH Compliance for Secure Virtual Desktops

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Dizzion, Inc., a full-service end user computing (EUC) provider, today announced that it has been independently validated by cyber risk management advisors, Coalfire, who found that Dizzion’s control posture is in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Breach Notification Rule. Dizzion, having met HIPAA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) requirements will assist healthcare organizations, covered entities and business associates in attaining and maintaining compliance with HIPAA and HITECH.

Partners HealthCare Selects ClearSky Data to Make Hybrid Cloud a Reality

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ClearSky Data, provider of a global storage network that manages the entire enterprise data lifecycle, today announced that Partners HealthCare is using its service for elastic, on-demand storage for Splunk, SQL and VMware data. One of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations and a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Partners HealthCare has deployed ClearSky Data’s fully managed service to reduce its traditional, on-premises storage footprint; maintain its high performance and security standards; tap into the network’s inherent data protection and disaster recovery capabilities; and harness the agility and economics of the cloud.

CareCloud Completes $31.5 Million Series C Funding Round to Further Modernize Healthcare

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CareCloud, the platform for high-growth medical groups, today announced an oversubscribed $31.5 million Series C funding round, including new investments by diversified financial services leader The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. and commerce technology giant First Data Corporation. Blue Cloud Ventures joined as a new investor and led the round. CareCloud will use the capital to rapidly scale its team and its clinical and financial platform as it transforms how physician practices modernize the patient experience and deliver value-based care.

“The healthcare sector is evolving quickly, especially with respect to patient engagement and consumerism,” said James G. Graham, Head of Treasury Management at PNC. “Our team brings to bear deep industry knowledge and sophisticated treasury management capabilities for our customers. Aligning with CareCloud will help both of us continue to lead the way with physicians’ practices and patients.”

Health Informatics: Dispelling Unfounded Fears of Working in the Cloud

When it comes to disseminating sensitive patient information between healthcare providers, there is always some room for doubt as to whether or not that information will remain safe and secure during the transmission and storage of any data. This is a reasonable fear and one that perhaps hasn’t been adequately addressed, however, there are other fears of working in the Cloud in terms of patient privacy and the potential for loss of data.

Some of those fears are unfounded and others can leave room for doubt. Since health informatics is still in relative infancy, these fears are common among healthcare providers. In fact, a healthcare informatics masters degree is one of the newer careers in IT as it applies to healthcare and one that was instituted specifically to address these concerns and to provide a vehicle for the safe storage and delivery of patient information between providers.

Unpacking new HHS guidelines on healthcare data in the cloud

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The new guidelines recognize the growing importance of cloud computing in healthcare and are the right step in the bringing cloud service providers into the broader discussion on healthcare data security. But covered entities and BAs have to unpack the guidelines and address certain gaps. The cloud services market is growing exponentially, and research firm Gartner estimates the market for cloud services to be over $200 billion.

The healthcare sector has been getting on board as well, for enterprise IT workloads as well as cloud-based technology solutions. It’s no surprise that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a set of guidelines for cloud service providers (CSP), clarifying their role as business associates (BA) in the context of HIPAA and healthcare data...