AUSTIN, TX – OnRamp, an industry leading high security and hybrid hosting solutions provider with data center locations in Austin, TX and Raleigh, NC, announced today that OnRamp Founder and HIPAA Compliance Expert Chad Kissinger will be a featured speaker at the North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance (NCHICA) 2015 Conference. The 21st Annual event will take place September 13th-16th in Pinehurst, North Carolina and will gather healthcare and IT professionals for educational sessions following Technology, Connected Health, and Population Health Tracks.
Kissinger’s presentation, titled: “HIPAA in the Cloud: How to Effectively Collaborate with Cloud Providers” will take place Tuesday, September 15th from 12:30-1:30pm as part of the Technology Track. Speaking from his more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and leadership in the development of OnRamp’s HIPAA compliant private cloud solutions, Kissinger will provide his perspective on the issues associated with outsourcing the storage of critical healthcare data to cloud providers.
“Like many businesses, healthcare organizations are rapidly adopting outsourced technologies, including cloud computing, to more efficiently accomplish their IT needs,” stated Kissinger. “However, with evolving cyber security threats and an increasingly complex regulatory environment, a greater emphasis is being placed on the relationships companies build with their chosen IT providers. Beyond ensuring critical data and systems are protected physically, IT solutions that are backed by the proper policies and procedures, including guidelines for practices such as employee training, media handling and sanitization, and encryption, are becoming key for compliance.”
Kissinger’s session represents just one among a lineup of sessions all following the event’s theme of Transforming Healthcare from Volume to Value. For more information regarding this event, visit: http://nchica.org/education/annual-conference/