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July 01, 2015

Internap Delivers High-Performance Internet Infrastructure for Healthcare Companies

The healthcare industry, just like all other segments that have migrated to the digital world, has been hit with security breaches resulting in millions of personal records being compromised. As more medical services continue to integrate digital solutions, healthcare workers need a secure infrastructure they can trust to interact with their patients, colleagues and other industry professionals. Because the healthcare industry has to comply with many different regulations, the companies they choose must be accredited and/or certified to deliver their services. One of the company’s providing healthcare technology organizations with proven solutions is Internap Corporation, a provider of high-performance Internet infrastructure services.

Internap has built a reputation for providing a high performance infrastructure capable of supporting compliance, security and the available requirements that is essential in the healthcare.  The company has a hybrid infrastructure across a global network of data centers with fully redundant HIPAA-compliant infrastructure environments.

Two of the latest healthcare technology companies that have chosen the Internap solution are Casenet, LLC, provider of extensible care management solutions, and Treato, which uses big data analytics to provide real-time health data from today's health consumer, so they can continue to deliver high quality care through reliable application performance.

The adoption of IT in healthcare is being mandated by the Affordable Care Act to introduce new levels of efficiency throughout the healthcare value chain. However, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as well as other regulations make it that much harder to find service providers that are fully compliant.

Internap has an always-on infrastructure with colocation, managed hosting and private cloud services that is invaluable for real-time application delivery in the medical field.

"Organizations throughout the healthcare ecosystem are seeking ways to improve patient care and efficiencies while also ensuring that patient data is stored and secured in compliance with federal regulations," said Internap's Satish Hemachandran, SVP and GM, cloud and hosting. "With Internap, healthcare IT innovators like Casenet and Treato are able to provide advanced technology solutions in a secure, compliant and highly available infrastructure environment, while enabling new levels of patient care."

As the digitization of healthcare records continues to move forward and remote healthcare services become part of the landscape, it is more important than ever to have a secure system in place to deliver these services. Internap is recognized industry-wide for having an infrastructure in place to address security-sensitive use cases for hundreds of healthcare companies.

Edited by Maurice Nagle
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