ATLANTA, GEORGIA - October 9, 2013 - OnRamp, a leading high security hosting provider with data center facilities in Texas and North Carolina, and CompliancePoint, an Atlanta-based information security consulting and services provider announced today a partnership to help covered entities and business associates more comprehensively meet HIPAA compliance requirements. The announcement comes one week after the compliance deadline set forth by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, an update to the original HIPAA legislation, which increases both the requirements for ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of electronic protected health information (e-PHI) as well as the legal and financial penalties and liability for non-compliance.
OnRamp and CompliancePoint, both leaders in compliance solutions for companies that deal with sensitive patient information, are partnering to help companies address HIPAA’s Security and Privacy Rules with a combination of professional services and technologies developed to ease the burden and address the challenges faced by covered entities and business associates when dealing with e-PHI. By managing the risk throughout the full lifecycle of PHI data, OnRamp and CompliancePoint help companies through an Assessment, Risk Remediation and Risk Management Plan designed to enable compliance with HIPAA’s privacy and security standards and related administrative, technical and physical safeguards.
"Complying with the HIPAA Rules, as amended by the Health Information Technology for Electronic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and the final Omnibus Rule involve many steps, most of which fall outside of a company's core competencies," said Jeff Brown, Director of Business Development at CompliancePoint. "CompliancePoint's, proven consulting process and compliance management programs, when paired with OnRamp's high security hosting solutions, provides companies with an end-to-end HIPAA solution that is both compliant and auditable."
"OnRamp has invested extensive resources, infrastructure, time and training to build out in-depth solutions for companies, both covered entities and business associates, working with sensitive healthcare data," said OnRamp CEO Lucas Braun. "We have worked closely with CompliancePoint to provide solutions that collectively dive far more deeply into ensuring HIPAA compliance than any other provider, to ensure that, collectively, we are protecting their critical data hosted in our Data Centers."
OnRamp was founded in 1994 in Austin, TX. As one of Texas' first Internet Operations companies, OnRamp's history is rooted in providing reliable and secure connectivity that enables distributed computing. Today, OnRamp is a Data Center operations company that delivers a full suite of cloud computing, high security hosting, colocation, and disaster recovery services backed by Full7Layer Support, to help customers build, deploy and manage Data Center operations at each and every layer.
CompliancePoint, a PossibleNOW company, is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. CompliancePoint's Information Security Compliance practice group provides a FIND, FIX and Manage approach that includes consulting, audit and training services on business privacy and data security issues including PCI Certification, HIPAA assessments, SSAE SOC 2, FISMA, ISO 27001, and third party information security risk assessments. Products include information Compliance Automation Portal, cloud compliance solutions, and information security training.
The CompliancePoint Information Security staff holds numerous IT & Security credentials including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Payment Application PCI Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA), Certified FISMA Compliance Practitioner (CFCP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional, and certified TG-3 auditors.
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