Blog June 11, 2014

Customer Spotlight: DISC Corporation

With today’s growing IT infrastructure demands and ever-changing compliance requirements (HIPAA, anyone?), more and more companies are choosing a partner that can bring much needed expertise and resources.

DISC Corporation, a leading provider of document data management solutions to large physician groups, was in need of a compliance hosting expert to whom they could outsource their IT and who had the necessary HIPAA compliance knowledge and experience.

As DISC’s business evolved from scanning and converting paper documents (EMR conversions) to automating daily incoming medical records via their “BetterChart” solution, the company could no longer provide the server power necessary to house all of their information internally. DISC was also confronted with changing HIPAA compliance requirements – the HIPAA Omnibus Rule made Business Associate Agreements mandatory for any vendor or service provider who has access to protected health information (PHI). Suddenly, the risk burden shifted directly to vendors and DISC was dealing with a tremendous amount of patient information on a daily basis. These factors led DISC to launch a search for a managed hosting provider. Cue Connectria.

Going through the RFP process it became clear to DISC that Connectria stood out among the rest. Unlike other vendors, Connectria’s world-class data centers and hosting services successfully undergo independent third-party HIPAA assessments to demonstrate 100% HIPAA compliance. Connectria also boasts an extensive HIPAA -compliant customer base, a strong knowledge of HIPAA and Omnibus, a flexible Business Associate Agreement and a comprehensive HIPAA managed services package. This was an ideal match with DISC’s requirements and needs. “Connectria gave us the ‘warm and fuzzy’ feeling we were looking for,” said DISC Corporation President, Patrick Karpen.

Do DISC’s challenges sound oh so familiar? Learn more about Connectria’s HIPAA Compliant Hosting solutions and tackle the issues head on. You can also read the full HIPAA Hosting case study.

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