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Press Release

OneNeck completes HIPAA and HITECH examination

April 21, 2017

Infrastructure as a Service for ReliaCloud and colocation services included in examination.

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

Included in the examination were OneNeck’s physical and administrative security controls. Specifically, the examination evaluated OneNeck’s colocation services at their top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa (Des Moines), Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. In addition, as part of the examination, OneNeck also had their Infrastructure as a Service for ReliaCloud® reviewed.

The findings confirmed that OneNeck has implemented and maintains the following:

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

“Attaining HIPAA and HITECH attestations is in line with our commitment to our customers,” said Clint Harder, CTO and senior vice president at OneNeck. “For our healthcare clients, it reassures them we have the tools in place to protect and secure their patient data, which 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 recent announcements, by OneNeck, that they have also completed the Type 2 SSAE 16 (SOC 1) and (SOC 2) examination and PCI Data Security Standard validation.

In addition to managing and operating top-tier data centers, OneNeck also offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions in order to provide customers with the right applications, on the right cloud, at the 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 hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, IT hardware and local connectivity via top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. OneNeck's team of technology professionals manage secure, world-class, hybrid IT infrastructures and applications for businesses around the country. Visit oneneck.com. 

TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom/TDS®), headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC and BendBroadband, which is part of TDS Broadband Service LLC. Combined, the company employs more than 3,400 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service LLC. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. employs 10,300 people. Visit tdsinc.com.


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