Why should you use colocation for disaster recovery? Why not just take on-site precautions, build your own data center, or outsource disaster recovery entirely with managed hosting? The answer depends on your business’s individual needs. Colocation offers a viable alternative to the DIY data center approach, and is often an important component of a successful […]

The nature of HIPAA compliance is changing once again. In early February, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released an amendment to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and an amendment to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), changing patients’ ability to access completed test reports. The […]

Expanding on our past participation with the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, OnRamp has recently announced plans to co-sponsor the Texas e-Health Alliance’s “TeHA Huddle” at HIMSS14. The exclusive event will bring together Texas-based HIMSS Conference attendees and exhibitors to foster partnerships within the state. The event, which will take […]

If you are concerned about the security of your data, you have probably considered managed backups. No matter how secure a facility you have chosen for managed hosting, further security measures always provide an advantage. Today we cover some of the basics that consumers should know before choosing managed backups. What are managed backups? Managed […]

The 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, February 23-27, 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida will bring together over 35,000 healthcare industry professionals to discuss health information technology issues and review innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare. Hillary Clinton, 67th Secretary of State of the United States, leads a keynote roster […]

Healthcare’s mission is all about caring for patients and doing so in a way that, first, does no harm and secondly, that accelerates the patient’s recovery and maximizes their quality of life. When we consider health IT, and its value to the consumer, we must think outside of the context of its many improvements to […]

With the expectation that the winter season will extend its stay, it’s imperative to take the necessary precautions to make sure that your in-house IT-operations are ready for the cold weeks ahead. Cold weather can often place additional strain on the power grid as it works near capacity to heat homes and when inclement weather […]

Data centers offer services like managed hosting, colocation, and disaster recovery so that businesses can secure data and its supporting IT equipment in an optimal environment. Data centers should have such features as climate monitoring, redundant power, high levels of connectivity, and stringent physical security measures. All of these elements are important parts of a […]