OneNeck® IT Solutions has announced completion of the independent examination of their HIPAA and HITECH compliance attestations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule of 2003 (HIPAA) and the Health Insurance Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) examinations included inspection of the physical, technical and administrative security controls of OneNeck’s colocation services and ReliaCloud.

The examinations were performed by Schellman & Company, LLC, an independent CPA firm with extensive experience. Specifically, they reviewed OneNeck’s ReliaCloud® Infrastructure as a Service and the colocation services at their top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa (Des Moines), Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. For the first time, OneNeck’s ReliaCloud service, offered at their partner data center in Somerset, N.J., was also reviewed by Schellman & Company.

Following review, Schellman & Company opined that OneNeck has adopted the essential elements of the HIPAA Security Rule and HITECH requirements as well as implemented/maintained the following:

  • Administrative safeguards
  • Physical safeguards
  • Technical safeguards
  • Breach notification requirements

“Attaining HIPAA and HITECH attestations is critical to our clients, especially our health care customers,” said Katie McCullough, chief information security officer at OneNeck. “In addition to providing reassurance that we have the tools in place to protect and secure their patient data, these attestations enable our clients to turn their full-attention on business-critical administrative controls.”

Completion of the HIPAA and HITECH examinations follows recent OneNeck announcements noting completion of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, SSAE 18 examinations and PCI DSS validation.