ViaWest, a colocation and managed hosting services provider in North America, has launched a cloud hosting platform purpose-built for the heavily regulated healthcare and life science sectors. The new offering, called KINECTed Health Cloud, allows companies to take advantage of cloud computing while addressing the demands of security and HIPAA regulatory compliance.
KINECTed Health Cloud compliments ViaWest’s full suite of cloud hosting solutions including public, private, hybrid and managed hosting environments. ViaWest’s newest cloud offering provides an audit-ready Compliance-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution to meet the IT and compliance needs for businesses that handle electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).
Partnership with system integrator
In partnership with Abnology, a system integrator focused on healthcare and life sciences, KINECTed Health Cloud would leverage the industry’s leading virtualization and security technologies with a cloud hosting platform that is designed to provide highly secure, partitioned environments that optimize data protection for customer compliant workloads. Abnology provides the expertise necessary to design, deliver, and manage compliant services and solutions.
“The healthcare environment has become much more complex,” said Jason Carolan, Chief Technology Officer at ViaWest. “That’s why ViaWest has developed its KINECTed Health Cloud, to specifically address HIPAA and HHS compliance requirements. In an effort to relieve the pressure for companies facing potential fines and compliance breaches, ViaWest can now immediately help companies to determine their organization’s risk, enforce further data privacy actions and establish security enforcement strategies that will help them meet their compliance goals.”