HOSTING Named Partner of the CHIME Cooperative Member Services Programs

Initiative combines expertise from healthcare and cloud technology verticals

Denver, CO, May 20, 2015 – HOSTING, the leading provider of managed cloud services, today announced that it is an official partner of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Cooperative Member Services Program. This unique collaboration leverages the HOSTING suite of compliant, managed cloud services and best practices derived from the CHIME professional community of healthcare CIOs and service providers, enabling member healthcare organizations to achieve and maintain compliance, decrease their cost of data services and accelerate healthcare performance improvements.

CHIME members have full access to the HOSTING roster of secure, fully managed cloud services that meet or exceed compliance requirements for HIPAA and PCI. Fluent in the complexities of compliant cloud hosting, HOSTING cloud architects deploy solutions that support healthcare organizations in their efforts to optimize performance while adhering to best practices as prescribed by the IHI Triple Aim.

“Modern healthcare is rapidly becoming more digital, collaborative and data-driven,” said Art Zeile, HOSTING CEO. “Our partnership with CHIME will provide healthcare organizations with the tools they need to save valuable capital and human resources while freeing them to focus on transformative activities related to patient care and performance optimization.”

The CHIME Cooperative Member Services Program, sponsored by CHIME Technologies Inc., gives CHIME Foundation firms the opportunity to offer preferred products and services exclusively to more than 1,400 member healthcare CIOs and senior IT executives. Launched last year, CHIME Technologies, Inc. was created to support new, innovative and robust products and services from industry vendors and manufacturers. Initial program partners include the following organizations.

  • HOSTING – Cloud hosting and managed services
  • Gallitano & O’Connor, LLP – Legal services
  • Next Wave Connect™ – Healthcare social collaboration
  • CHIME Speakers Bureau – Speaker services

“Today’s healthcare organizations must meet the challenges that come with evolving patient care, increased technological demands and complex compliance regulations,” said CHIME CEO and President Russell Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO. “As a partner of the CHIME Cooperative Member Services Program, HOSTING allows our members to improve patient services while reducing costs. As we finalize the formalization of this program, we will be working with pilot firms like HOSTING to ensure a win-win partnership for our CHIME and CHIME Foundation members.”

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HOSTING delivers secure, compliant, always-on cloud solutions that empower companies to increase revenue, reduce expense and manage risk. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, HOSTING owns and operates six geographically-dispersed data centers under an ITIL-based control environment validated for compliance against HIPAA, PCI DSS and SOC (formerly SAS 70) frameworks. Its superior infrastructure, expert cloud architects and industry-leading customer satisfaction scores have been consistently recognized by Gartner in the Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant.

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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 140 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs, and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve.

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