ByteGrid Achieves EHNAC Outsourced Services Accreditation for Data Centers
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Posted by: Megan Mann
OSAP accreditation ensures adherence to health data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure and integrity requirements
TYSONS, VA – February 16, 2016 — ByteGrid Holdings LLC, a leading provider of highly compliant hosting solutions, today announced that it is the first national data center platform to achieve full accreditation with the Outsourced Services Accreditation Program (OSAP) for Data Centers from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC’s OSAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations. Through this OSAP accreditation, other EHNAC candidates who use ByteGrid will not have to pay for additional site visits to the organization.
ByteGrid’s interconnected data centers in Chicago, Seattle, Cleveland and Annapolis, Maryland as well as its flagship facility in Silver Spring, Maryland, have passed the EHNAC audit allowing ByteGrid to provide EHNAC compliant outsourced IT services.
Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated ByteGrid in areas of privacy and security, technical performance, business practices and organizational resources as it relates to outsourcing policies and procedures. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization’s process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.
“Healthcare organizations are challenged by the need to create operational efficiencies and reduce costs while also managing increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for privacy, security and confidentiality for it and its business partners,” says Debra Hopkinson, Vice President of Operations, EHNAC. “To be classified amongst the EHNAC OSAP-accredited organizations, ByteGrid has met a high standard in these areas as it relates to consent, authorization, authentication, access and audit procedures.”
“ByteGrid is committed to being the industry’s leading provider of highly secure and compliant hosting solutions,” said Mike Duckett, Chief Executive Officer of ByteGrid. “Our EHNAC accreditation is objective evidence of our capabilities as a HIPAA compliant hosting provider and an indication of the detailed attention we incorporate with the technology and service delivery systems we have in place to ensure the availability, privacy, security and confidentiality of electronic protected health information.”
Highly Compliant Cloud Hosting Platform
ByteGrid’s fully validated data center platform is able to meet a broad spectrum of international GxP compliance expectations. Whether subject to the US FDA – including 21 CFR Part 11, 210, 211 820, Canadian, Chinese FDA, EU Annex 11– or HIPAA and HITECH, ByteGrid now delivers the most cost effective, scalable, and reliable cloud hosting platform engineered for cloud implementation models including Community Cloud, Virtual Private Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud.
In addition to supporting a wide variety of physical and logical security standards such as PCI, HIPAA via EHNAC, HITECH, FISMA, FERPA, FedRAMP, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, ByteGrid participates in industry standards organizations such as the National Public Health Data Standards, ISACA, ASQ, ISPE, AFCEA, and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
Overall, ByteGrid delivers services from eight data centers in six geographically dispersed markets encompassing more than 750,000 square feet of premier data center space meeting the highest standards for security and reliability serving some of the world's largest companies and government agencies, including numerous Fortune 50 companies.
About ByteGrid® - Compliance as a Service
ByteGrid is a trusted and leading provider of highly secure and compliant solutions serving the most demanding requirements of enterprise and government customers, including those in the Life Sciences and Health IT industries. ByteGrid focuses on technology solutions and services that ensure that regulatory expectations are always met. ByteGrid’s robust, scalable and highly secure offerings in Colocation, Managed Hosting, Hybrid Cloud, and Compliance Services are delivered from an interconnected national platform of validated Tier 3 / 4 data centers. For more information visit www.ByteGrid.com
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, eprescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators.
EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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