CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xamin, Inc. announced from the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Expo (booth #7873) that it has completed the deployment of a colocation facility for Wheaton Eye Clinic, the largest privately-held eye clinic in the Midwest, to strengthen the monitoring of data within its current facilities and increase the reliability and scalability of its entire IT infrastructure across its four locations throughout Illinois (click to Tweet). Xamin is a leading national managed IT service provider.
Recent data breaches experienced by prominent healthcare providers have made patient data security and privacy a top priority for medical professionals. As a result, the emphasis on effective network management and the critical information that it stores and shares across facilities has increased. Seeking to enhance its IT infrastructure, accessibility to patient records and disaster recovery processes, Wheaton Eye Clinic worked with Xamin to complete a fully-managed data center that delivers nonstop, organization-wide support for its servers, networks and desktops, IT infrastructure analysis and strategic consulting services. Wheaton Eye Clinic also benefits from Xamin’s Shaped by Auditors for AuditorsSM initiative, which is SOC2 certified to provide the essential expertise to administer change and process management disciplines compliantly, ensuring HIPAA guidelines are met within healthcare IT environments.
“Xamin was critical in our successful transition to a more robust IT infrastructure and has provided us with a much stronger layer of network protection, all while maintaining the appropriate confidentiality and security of patient data,” said Dr. Jon Gieser, physician at Wheaton Eye Clinic. “They fully analyzed our internal systems and made recommendations to increase our scalability and network support, which helps us to meet our growth goals and continue providing the highest level of service for our patients.”
“Data breaches within the healthcare industry outnumber those within the financial services space and even with existing regulations, the level of enforcement is questionable,” said Aaron Scicluna chief business development officer, Xamin. “The Wheaton Eye Clinic understands the importance of proactively securing its assets and prioritizing its cybersecurity roadmap. This initiative demonstrates their commitment to protecting sensitive data and aligns with our mission to maximize security, efficiency and compliance within the healthcare industry’s IT environment.”
Prior to the colocation facility transition, Wheaton Eye Clinic leveraged Xamin to overcome IT and networking issues. Consulting with a third party phone vendor, Xamin eliminated complex hardware and software issues that were increasing Wheaton Eye Clinic’s network failures.
Founded in 1999, Xamin, Inc. is a Chicago based company offering industry leading IT services to financial institutions as well as other highly regulated industries. The company provides consulting, managed IT services and integration of a full suite of security, cloud and vendor solutions. Xamin specializes in transforming IT into a revenue driving capability for an organization rather than a cost and compliance challenge. Xamin’s Shaped by Auditors for AuditorsSM initiative ensures its managed services meet the needs of auditors, and the company has committed annually to the examination and reporting of controls in a service organization under the SOC2 Type II certification. For more information, please visit www.xamin.com or call 1-844-44XAMIN.
About Wheaton Eye Clinic
Wheaton Eye Clinic is the largest independent multi-specialty ophthalmology practice in the Midwest, serving over 140,000 patient visits a year. Its 29 board-certified physicians provide full-service family eye care from basic vision testing to major corrective or reconstructive eye surgeries in all 12 ophthalmic medical subspecialties. Wheaton Eye Clinic has four Illinois locations: Wheaton, Naperville, Hinsdale and Plainfield.