Internap to Provide Internet Infra Services to Casenet and Treato

By CIOReview | Friday, July 17, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Internap, a provider of Internet infrastructure services announces that Casenet and Treato will be trusting Internap's services to ensure privacy and seamless access to sensitive patient data.

Casenet,a healthcare technology company that delivers extensible care management solutions will take support of the managed hosting services in Internap's Atlanta data center for clients that require hosting(self-managed or Casenet managed). Casenet has an integrated care management platform called TruCare to improve coordination, collaboration and communication across various care teams. The TruCare system collects electronic protected health information (ePHI) from different sources and ePHI needs secure maintenance and controls to be compliant with federal regulations. .Internap’s private cloud environment will segment Casenet's clients through discreet network VLANs to make sure there is privacy and security of data.

Treato,a health IT company that uses Big Data analytics to provide real-time health data from health consumers to provide business intelligence for health and life sciences industries will adopt Internap's colocation and route-optimized IP connectivity to ensure continuous availability and a better experience for Treato users.Trato will utilize Internap's 200-terabyte Hadoop cluster situated in the Dallas data center to analyze data that is provided by aggregating  more than a million patient conversations from blogs, online forums and health websites.

“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, 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," says Satish Hemachandran, SVP and GM, Internap Cloud and Hosting

Federal incentives for EHR adoption, regulations such as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) require strict security and access control of EHRs and  are driving the rapid growth of the healthcare IT market. Healthcare practitioners are  now adopting  new software and applications to improve patient care and increase efficiencies throughout the healthcare value chain,  increasing the need for a compliant, always-on infrastructure.

“For healthcare companies that collect data governed by HIPAA, protection of patient information and controlled access are critical,” says Carlos Medeiros, Director, Managed Services, Casenet.

The Technology Business Research's SourceIT Healthcare Report estimates the healthcare IT spending to reach $34.5 Bn in 2016 and Accenture predicts that the market for electronic health records (EHRs) in North America will reach $10.1 Bn by the end of 2015.