FireHost Launches Private Cloud Hosting Infrastructure that Protects Healthcare Data

secure-private-cloud-hostingCloud hosting company FireHost, headquartered in Dallas, has announced HealthData RepositoryTM, a HITRUST-certified private cloud hosting infrastructure that protects regulated healthcare data. FireHost already works with more than 150 healthcare focused organizations and its cloud hosting infrastructure hosts millions of health data records.

By decoupling electronic health records (EHR) and electronic protected health information (ePHI) from monolithic IT environments, the HealthData Repository private cloud hosting infrastructure would reduce the number of in-scope systems, therefore shortening the length and cost of compliance audits, while strengthening cloud security and performance.

FireHost will preview HealthData Repository at the FireHost Booth (#3886) at the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando from February 23 – 27, 2014.

Isolating sensitive datasets

private-cloud-hosting-healthcare“HealthData Repository offers enhanced security by isolating regulated data from the often monolithic infrastructure and broad administrative permission sets,” said Kurt Hagerman, FireHost’s chief information security officer. “In addition to providing control over access credentials, the service delivers pure cloud agility and scalability, allowing resources to be provisioned and decommissioned on demand.”

“Every healthcare organization has a multitude of records to protect, including data on paper, in email and scattered digital files,” said Hagerman. “HealthData Repository isolates the most sensitive datasets from the general IT environment, while keeping it available via secure remote connections and decisive administrative permissions.”

Hagerman added that the HealthData Repository private cloud hosting infrastructure offers multi-site capabilities across all FireHost data center facilities while maintaining data sovereignty. Because it’s a HITRUST-certified infrastructure, customers would enjoy a lighter compliance burden, less procedural documentation and faster audits.