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ForaCare Protects PHI with Online Tech’s HIPAA Compliant Data Centers

mHealth App to be Hosted on HIPAA Compliant Managed Cloud

Ann Arbor, Michigan – September 25, 2012 – Using mobile devices to provide healthcare offers many benefits. However, there can be considerable security risks and points of potentially unauthorized access that companies must protect themselves from or risk serious penalties.

That’s one of the reasons why ForaCare, a provider of chronic disease management products, is partnering with Online Tech for HIPAA compliant managed cloud hosting. Online Tech’s cloud hosting provides the physical, technical and administrative safeguards needed to protect PHI (protected health information) and meet the compliance standards of the HIPAA Security Rule.

ForaCare’s TeleHealth System is an interactive, internet-based platform that allows healthcare providers and patients to communicate via home monitoring devices. Healthcare providers and physicians can track patient’s vital signs every day and make recommendations or adjustments quickly. By closely monitoring their patients’ conditions, physicians can delay complications and potentially avoid patient hospitalization.

The TeleHealth System is just an example of the growing number of mHealth applications being developed. According to Linda Daichendt of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, 40 percent of consumers said they would pay for mobile remote monitoring. Likewise, physicians said they could eliminate 30 percent of office visits by using mobile health strategies.

ForaCare chose to partner with Online Tech to protect PHI and help meet HIPAA standards. Online Tech is the only independently HIPAA audited hosting provider. Their multi-compliant data centers were found to be 100% compliant across all 54 HIPAA standards by an independent audit by a HIPAA certified security specialist (HCSS).

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About Online Tech

Online Tech is the leader in secure, compliant hosting services including private cloud hosting, managed cloud hosting, hybrid cloud hosting, managed dedicated servers, disaster recoveryoffsite backup services, and Michigan colocation. Online Tech’s Midwest data centers assure mission critical applications are always available, comply with government & industry regulations, and continue operating after a disaster. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SAS 70, SSAE 16, SOC 2, and SOC 3 audits, Online Tech delivers the security, privacy, and availability expected from world class data center operators. For more information, call (877) 740-5028 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About ForaCare

ForaCare, located in Thousand Oaks, California, is a company dedicated to design, develop, and market products for chronic disease management. Due to the increasing of aging population and the growing demands of the chronic disease management solution, the mission for ForaCare is to expand the scope of chronic disease management application platforms and reach healthcare providers to help them with patients in-need by improving the quality of home care. By using our tailored patient data management system (Telehealth), healthcare providers along with medical professionals can closely monitor the condition of the patients and achieve the ultimate goals of delaying the onset of complications and further reduce ER admissions, thus reducing costs to the healthcare providers. For more information visit www.foracare.com

 

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The primary reason that Online Tech was our first choice was the people that are there. They were really attentive to our needs and went out of their way to make us feel like we were in the right place.

- Judson Pitt, CIO, Biotronic

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