AUSTIN, TX – OnRamp, a high security and hybrid hosting provider with data center facilities in Austin, TX and Raleigh, NC announced today the company’s plans to participate in the 2014 mHealth Summit, December 7-9, at the Gaylord National Resort near Washington, D.C. Considered the world’s largest mobile health event, the mHealth Summit brings together providers, leaders, influencers, public health and safety officials and visionaries to advance collaboration in the use of mobile and connected healthcare technologies. OnRamp Founder and HIPAA Compliance Expert Chad Kissinger will join a panel discussion Tuesday, December 9th, from 11am-12pm as part of the Technology, Standards and Interoperability track.
In the discussion titled “Technology Choices: Understanding the Complexities of Connectivity and Designing a Technology Ecosystem for Mobile and Connected Health,” Kissinger will join the following influencers in the healthcare technology space:
- Chris Ault, Senior Project Manager, QNX Software Systems
- Eduardo Garcia, Technology Architect Consultant, Accenture
- Edward Kensiger, Project Manager, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
- Jeanette Little, Director, Mobile Health Innovation Center
- Rod Landers, CEO, MultiTech Systems
Speaking from his more than 20 years of experience in developing OnRamp’s high security and hybrid hosting solutions, Kissinger will highlight the important role data center service providers play in maintaining the privacy and security of sensitive healthcare data as part of the technology ecosystems that support mHealth and cHealth solutions. “Data center providers that act as business associates to their covered entity counterparts must implement adequate administrative, physical and technical safeguards which are mandated by HIPAA,” stated Kissinger. “Furthermore, these stringent guidelines influence everything from technical decision-making to the internal protocols which guide a vendor’s interaction with such sensitive data. As more and more businesses enter the Mobile and Connected Health space, it is imperative that they form partnerships with businesses that understand the legal implications of storing and transmitting protected health information and can alleviate many of the concerns brought about by HIPAA and HITECH.”
As a sponsor of this event, several members of OnRamp’s team will also be in attendance to showcase the company’s HIPAA compliant hosting solutions from Booth 931 on the exhibition floor. OnRamp will demonstrate the company’s proprietary HIPAA Risk Management Tool designed to guide customers through a three-step process in addressing the confidentiality, availability and integrity of electronic protected health information (e-PHI), when hosted at OnRamp.