The HIPAA-compliant cloud service, first launched in limited release last year, helps healthcare clients launch and scale applications faster, eases information share between users, and deploy big data solutions, Logicworks says.
The Logicworks Healthcare Cloud is built using the VMware vCloud Suite and EMC’s reference architectures for healthcare. It provides disaster recovery and hybrid cloud capabilities, and can be delivered as a single tenant, fully-hosted private cloud. The hosted private cloud model is becoming more prevalent, and IDC predicts that by 2016, worldwide spending on hosting private cloud services will exceed $24 billion.
Logicworks says that it works with every healthcare client to customize the terms of its Business Associate Agreements to ensure the agreement addresses all relevant areas of service delivery and compliance regulations.
The Logicworks Healthcare Cloud has been tested and deployed at a range of healthcare application providers, multiple states’ Health Information Exchanges, and global IT consultancies.
“Protecting personal health information is a vast responsibility that requires a huge amount of investment in controls, policies, and procedures in order to get it right,” Logicworks CEO Kenneth Ziegler said in a statement. “We ensure that the infrastructure our clients entrust us with meets the standards of the governing bodies who count on us to protect their data — whether it is for State or Federal projects, care providers, or insurance companies, we customize our infrastructure solutions to meet their application requirements with best-in-class technology partners.”
Healthcare-specific cloud services have been gaining traction over the last couple years. In November, Peak 10 enhanced its HIPAA-compliant cloud services to meet HITECH compliance.
“Logicworks Healthcare Cloud delivers on the promise of medical grade cloud computing — top-of-the-line reference architectures, consumed efficiently, providing users the agility they require to flourish in the complex regulatory environment of today’s healthcare industry,” Jason Deck, director of strategic alliances at Logicworks said. ”In tandem with Logicworks’ continued participation in complex Business Associate Agreements, the Logicworks Healthcare Cloud provides the business-level understanding and product capabilities healthcare organizations require to reap the full range of benefits from the cloud.”
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