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September 17, 2014 06:55 ET

Trellis Health Partners Chooses Latisys for HIPAA Compliant IT Infrastructure Services

Ensuring Security and Privacy of Millions of Patient Records Collected Over 20 Years Cited as Key Requirement

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) -  Latisys, a leading international provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, today announced that Trellis Health Partners, Inc., a leading provider of products and services for healthcare clinical and financial data management, has chosen Latisys as its IT infrastructure platform.

For more than 20 years, Trellis has specialized in providing a unique combination of highly secure and compliant technology to the healthcare industry. Trellis solutions specialize in converting and transferring large amounts of Healthcare data from multiple systems such as GE, ECW, Nextgen, Cerner, Epic, Quest, and others. 

With the onset of the Affordable Care Act, Trellis has been an active participant in the evolution and expansion of the healthcare industry. Trellis has managed exponential data growth in support of its clients -- first in patient financial information and more recently in Electronic Medical Records (EMR) data. This required equally significant growth in the demand for high performance, highly scalable IT infrastructure (storage and bandwidth) along with an increasing emphasis on security, privacy and ensuring continued compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) report for physical controls.

Previously, Trellis operated its own data center and managed the delivery of Revenue Cycle Management, Claims Management and EMR data conversion products from both their headquarters in Chicago and regional offices in Kansas City, Miami and Philadelphia. 

Under terms of the IT Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) agreement, Trellis is moving into Latisys' tier 3 Chicago data center and onto Latisys' HIPAA compliant Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure. Latisys will host all of Trellis' services including its flagship EMR Data Conversion and Revenue Cycle Management Data Mining products -- encompassing millions of records.

"HIPAA compliance that ensures the security of a patient's health information is our number one priority," said Frank Mahony, Chief Information Officer for Trellis Health Partners. "The ability to manage changing compliance requirements associated with patient records is critical for containing costs, increasing efficiency and improving health outcomes. Latisys is a proven IT infrastructure services provider who takes compliance as seriously as we do. Their highly secure and flexible platform ensures that we are able to adapt and maintain compliance for our customers as HIPAA requirements continue to evolve and change." 

"As a veteran provider to the healthcare market, Trellis understands the business value of outsourcing IT infrastructure and is highly sensitive to the challenge of satisfying critical compliance requirements while striving to contain cost and improve the quality of healthcare IT," said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. "Latisys continues to invest in our national platform, with an emphasis on maintaining the highest standards of security and compliance -- particularly in support of privacy-centric industries like healthcare and retail."

With high-density data centers located in every U.S. time zone and an international enterprise managed cloud platform, Latisys' reach enables multi-site redundancy, managed backup and secure disaster recovery including cloud-based DR solutions. Latisys' Tier III data centers are designed for the business continuity of mission-critical operations -- offering the power, cooling, backbone network and managed services with an eye toward reducing capital expenditures for storage and ongoing maintenance.

Latisys leads the IaaS industry in customer satisfaction with a Net Promoter score of 46, and recently received its first ever inclusion in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, which can be accessed here.

About Trellis Health Partners, Inc.
For over 20 years, Trellis Health Partners has been providing a unique combination of technology and outsourcing solutions to the healthcare industry. Trellis services clients nationwide from its corporate headquarters in the Chicago area and branch locations in Kansas City, Miami and Philadelphia. Through acquisitions and strategic alliances, Trellis has assembled a thorough complement of services and software that reflects its experience and knowledge of the financial management of healthcare from the viewpoint of both providers and payers. Trellis products and services are engineered for all types of healthcare organizations ranging from HMOs to physician practices. Trellis continually strives to provide the best value to clients by investing heavily in research & development, providing Revenue Cycle Management oversight and by taking an active role in healthcare industry leadership and healthcare policy. 

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density data centers across the United States -- and now in the United Kingdom -- Latisys offers a scalable outsourced IT infrastructure platform that provides customers with what they need, when they need it. As a client-centric company -- with state of the art data centers in Ashburn, Virginia, Chicago, Denver, Irvine, California and London -- Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that seek a truly flexible IT infrastructure partner. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit www.latisys.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Latisys for additional information. All Systems Grow.

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