MT. PROSPECT, Ill., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Strong healthcare information technology adoption rates are fueling the healthcare industry's growing reliance on third party data centers according to a newly released white paper by Chicago data center and managed service provider, CoreLink Data Centers, LLC (http://www.corelink.com). To be successful, healthcare organizations must ensure proper security, infrastructure, compliance, and availability procedures are implemented to deliver the reliable access to critical electronic health information.
" 5 Critical Success Factors for Selecting a Healthcare Data Center" by Nav Ranajee, CoreLink's Director of Healthcare, details the top factors Healthcare Information Technology leaders must consider in their data center selection planning. For example, security requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the financial incentives provided by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), are prompting healthcare organizations to leverage data centers to cost effectively meet growing regulatory compliance, storage and network demands concerning Protected Healthcare Information (PHI).
Other items discussed in the white paper include the mammoth networking bandwidth requirements of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), imaging data, and clinical communications, including telemedicine across disparate areas and through such wireless technology as mob