ANN ARBOR — Freedom Imaging Systems, a Ypsilanti-based document management pioneer, has chosen Online Tech’s HIPAA compliant data center for colocation services to store their clients’ data and image files.

Before using Online Tech’s colocation services, Freedom only installed a server on-site with the client to house and manage their patient and business files.  By teaming with Online Tech, Freedom is able to offer cloud-based hosting services while obtaining  HIPAA, SOX and PCI compliant colocation solutions. Their clients receive the peace of mind and security of independently SAS 70, SSAE 16 (SOC 1), SOC 2 & 3, HIPAA, and PCI audited data centers to protect data from external threats while meeting privacy standards.

Freedom provides a paperless environment and implements digital work flow for health care and small and medium-sized businesses. Their paperless platform supports a wide variety of file types, including TIFF, PDF, Microsoft Office files, and PACS images, along with many others. Further Freedom can interface with nearly any information system via health Level 7 (HL7), ANSI standard files, XML or other interface formats.

Many of Freedom’s clients store sensitive information such as ePHI (electronic protected health information) in their files, so security was a critical factor for Freedom in their selection of a hosting partner.

“When it came to searching for a hosting provider, I was looking for a known entity with a positive reputation,” said Dave Gillis, CEO and president of Freedom Imaging Systems. “I found Online Tech to be a company I could work with and trust.”

“We’re proud of setting the national standard in our commitment to independent auditing across mission critical industries. But we’re not too proud to roll up our sleeves and problem solve with each client to find the best balance of security, compliance, and affordability for their unique needs,” said Mike Klein, President and COO of Online Tech.

Online Tech is the only independently HIPAA audited data center hosting provider offering colocation, managed dedicated and cloud servers, and disaster recovery.  A HIPAA audit by an independent Certified HIPAA Practitioner (CHP) and Certified HIPAA Security Specialist (CHSS) found Online Tech to be 100% compliant with the technical, physical, and administrative safeguards of all 54 HIPAA citations and 19 standards stipulated in HIPAA version 1.2.1 of the Security Rule.

Online Tech fully owns and operates all of their data centers located in areas with historically low risk natural disasters. Their high availability IT framework ensures that critical data and applications are always secure and always available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The top tier data centers are geographically separated to meet natural disaster risk management guidelines, but interconnected with dedicated Gigabit fiber for Internet traffic failover and routing of backup and disaster recovery data between data centers.

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