Patient Health Information Security

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Healthcare Organizations Turn to Carbonite’s Secure Cloud Backup Solutions for HIPAA Compliance

Rose City Urgent Care and Family Practice Benefits From Carbonite’s Automatic and Continuous Data Backup

BOSTON, March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Carbonite, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARB), a leading provider of backup and recovery solutions, today announced that Rose City Urgent Care and Family Practice in Portland, Oregon, has selected Carbonite to help ensure the security and confidentiality of its stored data as required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Carbonite’s implementation of appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards helps ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of stored protected health information (PHI). Organizations such as small physician practices and dentist offices need an affordable backup solution that is easy to implement and maintain, but that provides the appropriate security measures to guard against unauthorized access. Carbonite’s Server and Pro for Workstation solutions are designed to meet these privacy, security and notification safeguards — while working in the background. Carbonite’s solutions for businesses back up an unlimited number of computers, external hard drives, NAS devices and Windows servers for a low flat fee.

Rose City allows practitioners to use their own methodology for treating patients, resulting in many provider-specific forms, charts and documents on practitioners’ computers. Ken Johnson, Ph.D., president and chairman of the board at Rose City, handles all of the IT needs for the practice and implemented Carbonite to back up all of its mission-critical server information, as well as each provider’s individual computers.

“The thing I like most about Carbonite is the continuous backup,” said Johnson. “If something changes, it automatically gets backed up — we can’t wait until 2 a.m. to run a backup. It means the difference between losing very important data and actually having it protected so we can access it, which is very important for a small business.”

In the first year using Carbonite, Dr. Johnson was able to recover completely from the accidental deletion of a directory, which would have been devastating to the medical practice. He was also able to recover data easily from a drive failure and restore all of the data from practitioners’ computers that experienced hard drive failures.

Dr. Johnson has benefited from the following features:

— Automatic backup: Carbonite backs files up as soon as they are changed.
In the busy medical world, backup needs to be real time.

— Security: Carbonite partners with his medical office as a Business
Associate, and will provide a Business Associate Agreement to customers
who are Covered Entities.

— Affordability: Carbonite helps protect small businesses at a price that
fits their limited technology budgets.
“Carbonite allows me to focus on my role as president of the practice without having to worry about backing up our data,” said Dr. Johnson. “I can focus on growing the business and helping the community.”

To learn more about how Carbonite can help assist small businesses with privacy and compliance requirements, please download the Carbonite HIPAA white paper or contact the small business team at 855-CARB-BIZ (1-855-227-2249) or BusinessTeam@carbonite.com.

About Carbonite

Carbonite (Nasdaq:CARB) keeps small businesses and home offices running smoothly. Carbonite offers a comprehensive suite of affordable services for data protection, recovery and anywhere, anytime access. More than 1.5 million customers, including 50,000 small businesses, trust Carbonite’s secure, easy-to-use cloud backup solutions and award-winning U.S.-based customer support. For more information, please visit Carbonite.com, connect with us on Twitter @carbonite or visit our Facebook page.

Cguros take security challenges with pride, all users are automatically logged out of Stratus after 20 minutes of inactivity, and forced to constantly change their passwords.  Stratus uses 256 SSL military level encryption between users computers, or mobile devices and our secure Microsoft Azure servers.

Microsoft has been a great partner for us, they provide us the peace of mind to know that Stratus is build on a ridged backbone, ultimately allowing us to assure each one of our clients their patient health information could not be any safer.  Our goal is to make each physicians day just that much easier, allowing them to return to managing patient care rather than mundane office task, Microsoft Azure makes this possible.
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