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ClearDATA Launches Healthcare Compliant Cloud Offering on Microsoft Azure

ClearDATA, one of the leading security and compliance experts in the healthcare cloud, has launched a new healthcare compliant offering for Microsoft Azure. The new offering helps healthcare organizations operating on Azure to innovate and scale while maintaining compliance with rapidly-changing laws and regulations affecting privacy and data collection of protected health information (PHI).

As a result of ClearDATA's healthcare exclusive offering, including Automated Safeguards and an at-a-glance Compliance Dashboard, healthcare organizations - including payers and providers - have another option for native access to Azure without running the risk of non-compliance. For healthcare clients considering Azure to address the transformative needs of their business, ClearDATA enables the move to the cloud with performance, agility and efficiency while adhering to the complex regulations in healthcare, including HIPAA, GxP and GDPR.

"This is an exciting opportunity to bring our expertise in healthcare compliance to another leading cloud provider - Microsoft Azure," said ClearDATA CEO, Darin Brannan. "Countless healthcare organizations either operate on Azure or have expressed a desire to deploy on it; but want the assurances ClearDATA offers with regard to security, privacy and compliance stature."

By making ClearDATA's solution seamlessly available on Azure, healthcare organizations will receive deep healthcare cloud expertise and protection. ClearDATA's Automated Safeguards empower innovation with confidence by providing direct access to the Azure portal, APIs, and command-line interfaces while ensuring compliance is enforced throughout the service lifecycle. Automated Safeguards for Azure enforce compliance for BAA-covered Azure services such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Warehouse.

"Many healthcare organizations today face an increased strain of pursuing a digital transformation strategy while also remaining compliant with an evolving regulatory landscape," said Dr. Simon Kos, chief medical officer at Microsoft. "Organizations working with ClearDATA technology on Azure get an added layer of security and compliance capabilities that are critical to the healthcare industry."

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Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:27 AM by David Marshall
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