Independent Security Audit Confirms that Solution Provider Maintains Appropriate Tools, Training and Documentation to Protect Healthcare Customer Data
NEW YORK, December 23, 2014 – Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), today announced that an independent security firm completed an assessment confirming that Logicalis is compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security rules and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) breach reporting requirements. As an early adopter in providing healthcare IT services, Logicalis agreed to HIPAA Business Associate Agreements more than a decade ago. This assessment now provides tangible documentation of compliance for Logicalis’ healthcare clients using its cloud, managed, and service desk services.
“Logicalis understands healthcare security requirements and we have a long history of supplying secure services to healthcare organizations. This assessment by an independent security firm validates that Logicalis is compliant with important HIPAA security rules and HITECH breach reporting requirements,” says Mike Martin, Senior Vice President for Solutions and Services at Logicalis US.
The stringent security assessment reviewed Logicalis’ compliance in its cloud, managed, and service desk services in the following critical customer areas:
HIPAA requires organizations engaged in handling electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) to implement the necessary policies to secure such information. In addition the HITECH Act includes provisions that require organizations that store ePHI to implement procedures to report any breach of unprotected ePHI.
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Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration, data center and cloud services, and managed services.
Logicalis employs over 3,800 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of $1.6 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and is one of the leading IT and communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of approximately $6 billion.
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