SUFFIELD, Conn., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Compliance, resilience, customer service, and sustainability were the driving forces behind Quality Health Ideas, Inc.'s (QHI) recent multi-year contract with Switch's, Las Vegas based SUPERNAP-9 data center.
QHI is a leading healthcare analytics company and exclusive provider of CareScreen® tools and services, delivering clinical insights and care coordination to its network of 10,000+ health care providers across the United States.
According to QHI President and Chief Operating Officer Ben Kraus, "As our network of providers grows, so does the volume and velocity of our data. We chose Switch as our Colo center to provide world class data processing, security and privacy for our customers."
Switch is one of just a handful of Tier IV certified data centers in the world, and one of just two Tier IV Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability sites in the United States. Tier IV is the highest level of certification attainable for a data center. Switch is the only multi-tenant data center in the US with Tier IV certification.
Indeed, with this partnership, QHI now has a more secure data storage center than the United Nations. QHI joins the ranks of dozens of Fortune 100 companies to utilize Switch's Las Vegas SUPERNAP-9 storage center, including Boeing, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and Microsoft.
According to QHI Information Security Officer Chris Mirabello, "QHI's partnership with Switch leverages horizontally scalable converged infrastructure in a facility equipped for high density computing. This is ideal for private cloud deployments such as ours." This enables QHI to pool IT resources, automate resource provisioning, and scale processing capacity up or down in real-time to meet the needs of dynamic computing workloads.
Additional benefits from this partnership include operational redundancy in case of power failure, razor thin downtime periods, data mirroring to thwart cyber-attacks, even greater data loss prevention, and going beyond the requirements of HIPAA's Privacy and Security rules for Protected Health Information.
Quality Health Ideas (QHI) is a Connecticut-based health data-sharing technology company that provides CareScreen® tools and clinical services to physicians, health plans and hospitals to improve quality of care and reduce unnecessary expenses across large populations. QHI supports ~6,000 primary care physicians, roughly 4% of US market, and has partnered with Medicare Advantage HMOs to achieve sub-75 MLR and 4.5+ Quality Stars, since 2005. QHI also owns and operates PACS LLC, the second largest ACO in the US. Learn more at: www.qualityhealthideas.com
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SOURCE Quality Health Ideas, Inc.