(Gawkwire) – Data center operations company, OnRamp, has recently announced plans to return to the Annual Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Texas Regional Conference on May 14th – 15th in San Antonio, Texas. OnRamp will be in attendance to showcase its HIPAA Compliant Hosting solutions which leverage the company’s core-competencies as a data center service provider to help customers secure private health information.

The 5th Annual conference and exhibition follows the national HIMSS13 Conference which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana earlier this year. The national convention attracted more than 37,000 healthcare industry professionals to discuss health information technology issues and view innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare. Since this event, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a final rule (Omnibus Rule) to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) which will be the focus of many discussions at the conference in San Antonio.

The Texas HIMSS Regional Conference will center around the theme “MISSION: POSSIBLE” and will include several educational tracks involving the changing landscapes of Clinical, Management, and Information Technology as they relate to the healthcare industry. With opening remarks by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the event boasts an elite list of keynote speakers including:

    Marty Kohn, Chief Medical Scientist, Care Delivery Systems, IBM Research – “Cognitive Computing and Healthcare”

    Nora Belcher, Executive Director, Texas e-Health Alliance – “It’s Time for Our Checkup: HIT and Public Policy 4 Years after the HITECH Act”

    Mac McMillian, CEO, CynergisTek – “The Future of Privacy & Security: Changes and Challenges Are Inevitable One Decade of HIPAA Later”

    Ed Marx, CIO, Texas Health Resources – “Accountable Care: The IT Promise Unfolds”

As an SSAE16 SOC I Type II, PCI and HIPAA company, OnRamp’s state-of-the-art data centers are designed to the highest levels of security, redundancy and reliability. “Our Secure Server Hosting Solutions and HIPAA Hosting Solutions in particular, are a great fit for many of the companies attending the HIMSS Texas Regional Conference that have concerns about maintaining the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of Electronic Protected Health Information,” noted OnRamp Founder, Chad Kissinger.

For more information about the Texas HIMSS Regional Conference and to register, visit http://www.himssregional.com.

About OnRamp

OnRamp was founded in 1994 in Austin, TX. As one of Texas’ first Internet Operations companies, OnRamp’s history is rooted in providing reliable and secure connectivity that enables distributed computing. Today, OnRamp is a Data Center operations company that delivers a full suite of colocation, cloud computing, high security hosting and disaster recovery services backed by Full7Layer Support, to help customers build, deploy and manage Data Center operations at each and every layer.

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