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Press Release

OneNeck announces completion of HIPAA & HITECH examination

March 17, 2016

OneNeck® IT Solutions announces the successful completion of an independent examination of its HIPAA and HITECH compliance attestations. As part of the examination, OneNeck’s adoption of essential elements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule of 2003 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) were reviewed.

This examination assessed OneNeck’s physical and administrative security controls used for  the colocation services at their Tier 3 data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa (Des Moines), Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. The results verified OneNeck has implemented and maintained controls that address:

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

“Independently examining our HIPAA and HITECH attestations demonstrates our commitment to helping our customers protect and secure patient data,” said Clint Harder, CTO and senior vice president at OneNeck. “For our healthcare clients, this examination allows them to focus on security and administrative controls at the application and data layer.”

The examination was performed by Shellman & Company, Inc., an independent CPA firm with extensive IT service provider experience. Following completion of the examination, Shellman & Company issued an opinion confirming the description of OneNeck’s information security program was fairly presented and that OneNeck has adopted the essential elements of the HIPAA Security Rule and HITECH requirements.

Completion of the HIPAA and HITECH examination follows announcements earlier this month by OneNeck that they have also completed the Type 2 SSAE 16 (SOC 1) examination and PCI Data Security Standard validation.

In addition to managing and operating Tier 3 data centers, OneNeck also offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions in order to provide customers with the right applications, at the right cloud and right time.

For more information contact: Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager - Public Relations | OneNeck IT Solutions | 608-664-4471 | cindy.tomlinson@oneneck.com

OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, employs nearly 550 people throughout the U.S. The company offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, and IT hardware. OneNeck has Tier 3 data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. Visit oneneck.com.

TDS Telecommunications Corp., headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs 3,400 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS] a Fortune 1000TM company, provides wireless; broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6.1 million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications, OneNeck IT Solutions and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employs 10,400 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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