AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ClearDATA™, the leading security and compliance expert in the healthcare cloud, today announced updates to their solution offerings to provide multi-cloud access addressing healthcare organizations’ growing need to leverage varying cloud-based platforms and technologies for their unique business needs. By adding secure and compliant access to more public clouds in addition to the existing Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud offerings, ClearDATA becomes the only healthcare-exclusive cloud provider to give customers the option to adopt any or all of the three major cloud platforms: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
The healthcare industry’s acceptance and demand for cloud-based applications is evident. In a recent survey by West Monroe Partners of 300 business and technology leaders across three industries, the healthcare sector is seen as a leader in cloud adoption with 35 percent of healthcare organizations housing at least half of their data or infrastructure in the cloud. By comparison, 31 percent of energy and utilities organizations and 18 percent of financial services organizations are taking advantage of cloud technologies. ClearDATA’s new multi-cloud solution expands healthcare technology offerings and provides more innovative options for customers to leverage and evaluate data in real-time.
“Healthcare IT is in a unique position to leverage emerging technologies and available knowledge to improve patient care as never before,” said ClearDATA CEO, Darin Brannan. “Though we have historically focused on AWS implementations, and expect it to remain vibrant and primary to our healthcare customers’ research, development, deployment and spend, we also recognize and have heard key segments of the market wishing to explore other cloud platforms for reasons unique to their business. By shifting our business model to offer multi-cloud access, we enable the promise and potential that each platform brings to support our mission to make healthcare better every single day.”
Benefits of Multi-Cloud Platform for Healthcare
The healthcare industry’s acceptance of cloud adoption better positions them for reduced risk of data breach, lowered costs, enhanced interoperability and better care coordination. With ClearDATA’s secure and compliant multi-cloud solution, key features for healthcare organizations include:
- Adherence to the complex regulations in healthcare such as HIPAA, GxP and GDPR, allowing healthcare organizations in robust application and data environments to securely scale clinical, mobile health and back office apps.
- Advantage of the cloud’s increasingly rich landscape for innovation with machine learning, big data analytics, high performance computing and artificial intelligence.
- Improved performance, agility and efficiency, in addition to security, scaling, and compliance, with ClearDATA’s automation and DevOps solutions, including automated safeguards, that allow healthcare customers to use public cloud tools while staying within regulatory frameworks.
- Deep healthcare expertise and protection including a comprehensive Business Associate Agreement (BAA), a compliance dashboard with 24/7 auditable data visualizations, and superior compliance legal protection resulting from ClearDATA’s HITRUST certification.
“Healthcare is innovating in big ways in the public cloud today, and when combined with our automated safeguards and compliance dashboard, administrators and developers can focus on improving their practice while ClearDATA keeps their organizations safe,” said Matt Ferrari, ClearDATA’s Chief Technology Officer. “Public cloud providers are bringing game-changing technologies to the world of big data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence with release velocity that’s never been seen before. By upgrading to a multi-cloud platform, we can further our commitment to provide automation, compliance and security - whether with Amazon, Google, or Microsoft cloud technologies - in order to tackle healthcare’s toughest challenges.”
This latest update comes on the heels of the company’s new dashboard functionality and reporting capabilities to ensure its clients have a constant view into their compliance with the European Union’s GDPR. The multi-cloud offering is currently available to select customers, and will be generally available by Q2 of 2018. For more information, visit www.cleardata.com.
Healthcare professionals across the globe trust the ClearDATA HITRUST-certified cloud to safeguard their sensitive data and power their critical applications available across major public cloud platforms. For healthcare providers, organizations and government entities, customers receive the most comprehensive Business Associate Agreements (BAA) in the industry, combined with market-leading healthcare-exclusive security and compliance solutions. ClearDATA’s innovative solutions protect customers from data privacy risks, improve their data management, and scale their healthcare IT infrastructure, enabling the industry to focus on making healthcare better by improving healthcare delivery.