Managed Hosting, Cloud Services Designed to Exceed HIPAA, HITECH Standards

Dulles, Va. – February 14, 2012 Carpathia Hosting, the leading provider of enterprise managed hosting services for government agencies and businesses, today announced an expanded service offering for healthcare providers and business associates required to meet the compliance requirements of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

“With more than 10 million healthcare professionals touching personal healthcare data, protecting the privacy and confidentiality of a patients’ electronic medical health records from unauthorized access is paramount,” said Peter Weber, CEO at Carpathia. “Our hosting services have been architected to ensure that healthcare providers are compliant with federal regulatory laws including HIPAA and the HITECH Act, aimed at ensuring data privacy and patient confidentiality.”

Carpathia has oriented its entire business model around delivering solutions and data centers that map to industry-specific compliance standards, and healthcare compliance is no exception. Working with Carpathia enables covered entities and business associates to set up the strong process, methods and controls required by HIPAA and HITECH and guarantee auditors that security and integrity of electronic protected health information (ePHI) is assured, all while Electronic Health Records (EHR) are used.

With Carpathia’s industry-leading compliant solutions, healthcare customers can gain access to healthcare-specific managed hosting and cloud solutions that best suit the unique needs of their business.

"Carpathia's infrastructure services enable Portal|Ascend Grouptomeet stringent HIPAA compliance standards, ultimately supporting us in serving our national hospital client base, 24x7 and without interruptions,” said A.K. Jay Jaiswal, CEO of Portal|Ascend Group. “In the critical patient care space, this is a requirement for our clients, and working with Carpathia allows us to continue to deploy advanced, secured, HIPAA-compliant, web-based solutions to them.”

Carpathia’s suite of services is designed for organizations seeking scalable, secure, robust and enterprise-grade hosting solutions that can be quickly provisioned or tailored to meet unique requirements. From fully managed environments, to cloud solutions, to colocation services, Carpathia’s comprehensive solutions portfolio helps healthcare entities of all sizes meet their application performance and operational support requirements.

“Since HIPAA is not a prescriptive set of IT standards, it’s essential that the IT service provider working with a healthcare organization selects an established baseline to build policy from,” said Jon Greaves, Chief Technology Officer at Carpathia Hosting. “We have elected to follow many of the same controls and requirements used in federal IT systems, which has the additional benefit of systems that meet both FISMA and DIACAP requirements should the organization start delivering services to the government.”

Carpathia has a strong track record engineering and hosting healthcare-compliant systems for companies of all sizes and IT complexity, system integrators and small A8 businesses. Clients such as INRange Systems and Portal|Ascend Grouprely on Carpathia’s healthcare compliance experience and expertise to ensure their information systems achieve and maintain healthcare compliance standards throughout the lifecycle of their systems.

For more information on Carpathia’s expanded service offering for healthcare providers and to download the white paper, “Delivering Hosting Solutions for Healthcare,” visit