ClearDATA Networks has announced that they will offer services that include HIPAA-compliant cloud computing, offsite backup, disaster recovery, and information security to Wide River Technology Extension Center’s members (Nebraska’s Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center). ClearDATA services are designed to help providers achieve Meaningful Use, reduce IT costs, improve productivity, and ensure regulatory compliance.
“Active and effective Regional Extension Centers like Wide River TEC provide greatly needed IT expertise and important services to healthcare providers and organizations in their respective states,” said David Bean, executive vice president of sales and marketing, ClearDATA Networks, Inc. “ClearDATA is pleased to offer our expertise and technical services to Nebraska’s healthcare providers in support of the REC mission.” ClearDATA is currently in working relationships or active partnerships with other numerous RECs throughout the country to assist them in fulfilling their missions.
Medical practices adopting EHRs must demonstrate that patient health information is secure according a Department of Health and Human Services rule published in July 2010. That rule, which set requirements for providers receiving EHR Incentive Payments, established two sets of objectives –15 core objectives and 10 menu objectives, from which providers chose five. The security of patient health information is a core or required objective, specifically, providers must conduct a Security Risk Analysis or if already done, have risk management in place specific to the new risks associated with an EHR.