secure online backup

Secure Online Backup and Recovery Ensures Business Continuity

Each year, businesses and governments lose billions of dollars due to data loss. Sadly, these organizations could have prevented their losses if only they’d had a secure online backup and recovery plan, which ensures business continuity in the aftermath of a disaster. Unrecoverable data loss impacts customers and employees and can mean serious repercussions for…

PHI breaches

Preventing PHI Breaches: Five Tips to Ensure They Don’t Become Your Achilles Heel

Preventing PHI Breaches: Five Tips to Ensure They Don’t Become Your Achilles Heel This article first ran as a featured guest post in Electronic Health Reporter on September 22, 2014. The theft of 4.5 million medical records by Chinese hackers recently, coupled with the news that as-yet unidentified hackers were able to penetrate the U.S. government’s…

HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliant Private Cloud Delivers Life-Saving Assistance

National Health IT Week 2014, which is this week, celebrates the value of IT and its contribution to healthcare providers, associations and non-profit organizations, state and regional extension centers, corporations and colleges and universities across the nation. In honor of National Health IT Week, I thought I would share with you the story of one of…

Office building flood

Disaster Recovery: September Is National Preparedness Month

By Laurie Head AIS Network VP, Marketing Communications FACT:  Every year, businesses lose billions of dollars due to data loss. Since 2004, National Preparedness Month has been observed every September in the United States. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month urges people to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their…

Health Care Infographic

Health Care Infographic: Why It’s Moving to the Cloud

By Donna Hemmert AIS Network VP, Strategy   We are proud to share our new infographic on why health care is moving to the cloud.  With so many health care organizations starting to utilize the cloud and virtualization, we are sharing some of the related trends. First off, it’s no big surprise health care is moving to the cloud; many businesses and organizations benefit…

HIPAA BAA

HIPAA BAAs and HIPAA Cloud Hosting

All HIPAA/HITECH-regulated organizations in the process of selecting a HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting provider should expect their chosen vendor to sign a HIPAA/HITECH Business Associate Agreement (BAA).* But here’s the rub. It’s easy to find a cloud hosting provider who says, “Yeah, we’ll sign a BAA.” However, it’s quite another to find a provider who is…

HIMSS Survey

Most Health Care Orgs Embracing the Cloud

By Laurie Head AIS Network VP, Marketing Communications Our CEO, Jay Atkinson, had the opportunity to attend the annual HIMSS conference in Florida earlier this year and found it entirely exciting and educational.  For those of you who are not familiar with HIMSS, it’s a cause-based global enterprise that produces health IT thought leadership, education, events, market…