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ClearDATA Networks to Build HIPAA Compliant Cloud Platform


PHOENIX, AZ, Aug. 30 -- ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced it will offer healthcare providers a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based solution for vendor neutral archiving (VNA) medical images. The new services will enable healthcare organizations to securely and cost effectively merge and integrate diverse departmental PACS system images into a vendor neutral, industry-standard DICOM file format for improved handling, storing, printing, and transmission. Storing Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) medical images in the ClearDATA cloud will dramatically reduce capital expenses and enable data and patient information to be accessed by providers from diverse locations.

ClearDATA will provide cloud backup/recovery, offsite storage and disaster recovery services for medical images utilizing the HP X5000 Storage portfolio, which optimizes capacity as well as performance of next-generation data centers. By eliminating separate server nodes as well as other network infrastructure, HP X5000 Storage reduces power consumption by up to 58 percent, cooling requirements by 63 percent and physical footprint by 50 percent(1).

In addition to image backup services, ClearDATA will also provide database backup services using HP StoreOnce B6200 Backup. HP StoreOnce B6200 with new HP StoreOnce Catalyst software provides industry-first backup performance of up to 100 terabytes (TB) per hour and data recovery of up to 40 TB per hour in a single system(2).

"Cloud storage is rapidly changing the way the Healthcare industry views, distributes, backs up, and hosts DICOM images and PAC images," said David Jemmett, CTO and founder of ClearDATA Networks, Inc. "Currently, storing medical images is cumbersome, storage intensive, and requires a significant amount of equipment on the floor. The ClearDATA Cloud VNA solution will significantly reduce hardware expenses, support, and maintenance costs for healthcare organizations and HIEs by moving those services to the cloud in our next generation data center."

Healthcare organizations and hospitals are faced with ever-increasing storage requirements for PACS, and for storing medical images of all types. There is also a rapidly growing need to securely share medical images between providers in diverse locations in a manner that protects patient privacy and meets HIPAA requirements. These two factors combined are making medical image storage one of the largest and fastest growing IT budget expenses for hospitals and providers.

"To maintain an advantage in the competitive healthcare cloud services market, ClearDATA required a datacenter that lowered its total cost of ownership while protecting and ensuring persistent availability of data that medical providers need to save lives," said David DeAngelis, chief technology officer, Health and Life Sciences, HP. "In addition to significantly lowering ClearDATA's energy and datacenter footprint costs, HP Converged Storage enables the company's clients to safely store and access critical patient information in less time, so healthcare providers can concentrate more on patient care and less on IT administration."

ClearDATA is a partner in the HP CloudAgile Service Provider Program, and delivers customers specialized healthcare-as-a-service and private cloud IT infrastructure services powered by HP 3PAR Storage, based on HP Converged Infrastructure. ClearDATA's datacenter provides secure, compliant cloud hosting of applications and data, offsite backup and storage, disaster recovery and business continuity to 5,000 hospitals and hundreds of thousands of clinics/medical offices in the U.S.

ClearDATA recently secured funding from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) to expand its operations in order to meet the significant market demand for its HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting and information security services. The company has strong revenue growth through its existing customer base which ranges from single provider practices to small and large hospitals throughout the U.S. Over the past three years, ClearDATA has entered into several strategic partnerships and currently provides cloud hosting and information security services to over 10,000 healthcare practitioners.

About ClearDATA Networks
ClearDATA Networks, Inc. is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs. ClearDATA's services enable providers to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud and hosting infrastructure and managed services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image archiving, information security and world-class support. The company offers HIPAA Security Risk and Remediation services through its U.S. Healthcare Compliance division to the healthcare industry in order to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: sales@cleardata.net or visit:www.cleardata.net.

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Source: ClearDATA Networks

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