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Citus Data Announces HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare Cloud

November 13, 2018 - Citus Data announced that Citus Cloud can now be used to manage PHI and build HIPAA-compliant applications for the healthcare cloud. The scale-out Postgres database company now allows software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based healthcare companies to build HIPAA-compliant applications on top of the Citrus Cloud database. The company announced that it has achieved a SOC 2 Type report. Citus...


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ClearDATA announced its achievement of Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency status. This designation indicates that payers and providers can use ClearDATA to integrate into onto the cloud with automated safeguards and configuration...

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Planning, Testing Lead to Successful HIT Backup and Disaster Recovery

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