dinCloud’s Healthcare Cloud Services and HIPAA Specialization
Under the leadership of Stephen Arndt, consulting CIO, Medicalodges – a Kansas-based post-acute healthcare company – was looking to transition away from maintaining its own hardware on premises and needed a partner to help its small IT team maintain and monitor its data center infrastructure. As a healthcare services provider, Medicalodges is subject to HIPAA regulation. In order to maintain compliance, the company required a solution with inherent business continuity and redundancy.
After reviewing options from several cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS, Medicalodges was introduced to dinCloud.
“We looked at several providers, but ultimately went with dinCloud – they had the best understanding of our HIPAA and BAA requirements and were also competitively priced. The solution also allowed us to alter our server speciﬁcations on the ﬂy,” said Arndt.
Today, the company runs dinServer, dinCloud’s hosted virtual servers.
“Like many companies in post-acute healthcare, Medicalodges struggled to keep up with infrastructure-driven regulatory compliance,” said Arndt. “Partnering with dinCloud provides us with a cost-eﬀective method of ensuring security and compliance, while freeing up time for our staﬀ to focus on industry-related projects.”
Arndt elaborated: “Another factor was ease of use. “The dinCloud platform was extremely easy to get on board with during our pilot process. The ability to move our virtual machines and turn them on was simple and thus made it pretty appealing.”
Looking ahead, Medicalodges plans to run a mix of browser-based thin clients and continue to expand its cloud infrastructure. In the meantime, the company continues to utilize dinCloud’s healthcare cloud services, leveraging the associated beneﬁts including: collaboration, security, disaster recovery, cost savings, and scalability.
Visit dinCloud’s website to learn more about its healthcare cloud services as well as its hosted virtual server oﬀering. To learn more about Medicalodges, visit http://www.medicalodges.com.