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Academic Medical Centers Select FireHost as Secure Hosting Partner

October 6, 2010
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The Biostatistics Center at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.) and the Department of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, N.C.)have selected Dallas, Texas-based FireHost, the leading secure, managed hosting provider, as their official Web host for special projects within their health care divisions. The websites and applications that FireHost will protect contain critical, confidential patient and research data that must remain secure.

Both Universities selected FireHost after conducting rigorous searches for a secure hosting provider that could achieve and maintain HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requirements. Multiple layers of prevention protect every client within FireHost’s network, and the Web host is well versed in the additional precautions necessary to protect healthcare data for Duke and Johns Hopkins. Enterprise-grade Web hosting hardware including application level firewalls and DoS/DDoS mitigation devices are key components in providing a safe, HIPAA compliant-ready hosting environment for the Universities’ critical data.

Duke’s Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery has a Web application that stores patient data used to aid in the management and care throughout the program.

The Biostatistics Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was looking for secure hosting for their Web-based data collection application. The application collects health research data that requires a high level of security and scalability, and FireHost was the clear choice.


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