Next IT Healthcare Teams Up with ClearDATA to Protect Digital Patient Information
HITRUST-certified cloud computing company to enable Software-as-a-Service virtual health coach
PHOENIX and SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Next IT Healthcare, the leader in patient engagement, has chosen ClearDATA as its partner in safeguarding digital healthcare solutions, one of the fastest-growing niches in the healthcare industry. ClearDATA will host Next IT Healthcare's Alme® virtual health coach platform in a HIPAA-compliant cloud environment with unlimited scalability and security that exceeds HIPAA compliance mandates. The partnership is aimed directly at healthcare organizations seeking to engage patients online without compromising their security and privacy.
"Our partnership with ClearDATA is a unique alignment of two companies with a keen understanding of today's healthcare providers, pharma companies and payer organizations—all of whom are under more pressure than ever to increase the quality of care while safeguarding personal health data," said Mike Wiseman, Chief Technology Officer, Next IT Healthcare. "We are very pleased to forge a partnership that answers these needs in a cloud environment with top-notch security. To that end, ClearDATA also offers us a strong and secure test environment for future innovation."
Alme, the core framework of Next IT Healthcare's virtual health coach platform, provides virtual health coaching for patients with chronic conditions. The solution is used by healthcare providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies seeking to engage and improve the health of even the largest patient populations.
Partnership helps achieve elusive Triple Aim objectives
Healthcare's well-known focus on a trio of goals—improving outcomes and the patient experience while lowering costs—is intensifying as more organizations make the transition to value-based care. One path that many of these organizations want to take is to provide more engagement with patients virtually, but with the assurance that patient data will remain private and secure. The ClearDATA and Next IT Healthcare partnership helps advance these goals, especially in the realm of chronic condition management, in several key ways:
- Enables frequent patient engagement in a secure virtual setting
- Opens access to 24/7 health coaching on the patient's preferred mobile device or PC, reinforcing behavioral and lifestyle changes
- Scales to quickly accommodate large influxes of patient populations, with zero downtime
"ClearDATA's partnership with Next IT Healthcare overcomes a basic conflict in healthcare—how to meet patients' increasing demand for digital engagement without exposing their personal health data to a potential breach," said Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA. "With a secure, HIPAA-compliant home in the cloud, Next IT Healthcare's world-class digital healthcare solutions provide their customers with effective new ways to improve outcomes for their patients."
Next IT Healthcare and ClearDATA were introduced to each other by technology consulting firm Avail Partners, who evaluated several other cloud vendors on Next IT Healthcare's behalf. Avail uses industry knowledge, market intelligence and engineering expertise to identify business-ready solutions. ClearDATA quickly emerged as the clear choice for a partner that can host and secure innovative healthcare applications.
About Next IT Healthcare
Next IT Healthcare is the leader in patient engagement. They help healthcare organizations drive lasting behavior change and improved outcomes.
Next IT Healthcare launched in 2014 with the debut of Alme Health Coach, a revolutionary solution that delivers advanced virtual assistant and coaching capabilities to healthcare-specific environments across mobile, web and chat interfaces. Their mission is to pave the way to a radically healthier population. Next IT Healthcare is proudly based in Spokane, Washington. Learn more at www.NextITHealthcare.com.
ClearDATA is exclusive to healthcare and is the industry leader in healthcare cloud computing, platform and information security services. More than 320,000 healthcare practitioners rely on ClearDATA's secure, HIPAA-compliant, HITRUST CSF-certified cloud, HealthDATA™ infrastructure and SaaS HIT Cloud Management platform to store, manage, protect and share their patient health information and critical applications. For more information, call (888) 899-2066 or visit www.cleardata.com.
Amendola Communications for ClearDATA
Ph: (480) 664-8412, ext. 15
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