|[February 20, 2013]
Online Tech's HIPAA Compliant Cloud Provides Secure Hosting for EvalPlace
ANN ARBOR, Mich. --(Business Wire)--
When psychologist James Pann and his team set out to create EvalPlace,
he wanted to differentiate the web-based performance management system
for the health and human services fields by making it HIPAA compliant.
That is why he chose to host the survey-building, data-collecting,
performance-tracking website with Online Tech, the leader in secure and HIPAA
compliant cloud hosting.
Dr. Pann, who also works as a university professor, developed EvalPlace
as a customizable platform after developing many different computer
programs that collect and track patient and client data for health and
human services agencies. EvalPlace allows users to demonstrate the
impact and effectiveness of their program or practice.
Organizations can customize the demographic variables that it tracks and
a dashboard facilitates the creation and administration of surveys to be
used with participants. Previously created surveys can also be found in
the site's Survey MarketPlace.
Knowing that many of his potential clients in the health and human
services fields would be collecting electronic personal health
information (ePHI), Pann and his team built in the necessary safeguards
to ensure EvalPlace met HIPAA compliance.
That meant also finding a HIPAA compliant hosting option. Pann
discovered Online Tech after finding the company's HIPAA
Compliant Hosting White Paper while searching online for a suitable
partner. EvalPlace is now hosted on Online Tech's secure and fully managed
In 2012, Online Tech became the first data center operator independently
audited against the U.S.
Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Audit Program Protocol. One year
earlier, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company was the first data center
operator to be independently audited for HIPAA compliance.
"Many organizations have ePHI, but don't even realize that means they
need to use sites that are HIPAA compliant," Pann said. "As I was
working on this project and saw what was already out there, a big part
of what distinguishes EvalPlace is HIPAA compliance and affordability."
tate and local governments and private organizations do not have the
human and financial resources to effectively manage the data collection,
the research and evaluation. Organizations can use the EvalPlace website
for free for up to 25 participants. Above that the organization is
charged a monthly fee, with no setup costs and the ability to terminate
the service at any time.
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At EvalPlace we understand the need for a customizable process and
outcome data collection system that is intuitive, powerful, and meets
HIPAA requirements. Using our combined experience in research and
evaluation, mental health and human services, and application
development we've built EvalPlace, an easy-to-use, comprehensive
platform for the collection, management, and tracking of data related to
the services that you provide.
We have experience evaluating federal, state, and local government
grants as well as working with private foundations. Our staff has been
involved with initiatives funded by several agencies including:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention, U.S. Department of Labor, The Children's Trust (Miami-Dade
County), and the Health Foundation of South Florida. www.evalplace.com
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