OneNeck IT Solutions, a U.S. provider of cloud and hosting solutions, has announced the completion of an independent examination of its HIPAA and HITECH compliance attestations. As part of the examination, OneNeck had essential elements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule of 2003 (HIPAA) and the Health Insurance Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) being reviewed.
Included in the examination were OneNeck’s physical and administrative security controls. Specifically, the examination evaluated OneNeck’s colocation services at their data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa (Des Moines), Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. In addition, as part of the examination, OneNeck also had their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for ReliaCloud being reviewed.
The examination was performed by Shellman & Company, an independent CPA firm with extensive IT service provider experience. To sum up, the findings confirmed that OneNeck has implemented and maintains the following:
- Administrative safeguards
- Physical safeguards
- Technical safeguards
- Breach notification
“Attaining HIPAA and HITECH attestations is in line with our commitment to our customers,” said Clint Harder, CTO and senior vice president at OneNeck. “For our healthcare clients, it reassures them we have the tools in place to protect and secure their patient data, which allows them to focus on security and administrative controls at the application and data layer.”
OneNeck IT Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, employs nearly 550 people throughout the U.S. The company offers hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, IT hardware and local connectivity via “top-tier” data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin.