ClearDATA and REC Partner HealthPOINT Provide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis for 44 CHAD Locations in North and South Dakota

Services Help Providers Meet Meaningful Use Requirements and RECs Achieve Sustainability

Phoenix, AZ, April, 18, 2012 – – ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, and Dakota State University’s  HealthPOINT, the South Dakota Regional Extension Center for Health IT (REC) , today announced that they have jointly provided HIPAA Security Risk Analysis (SRA) and other information security services for 44 healthcare provider locations of organizations belonging to the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD).  The companies also offer additional information security services such as Perimeter Security Verification of the client’s security posture as well as a detailed security analysis, complete remediation plan, and executive report appropriate for an executive and/or board meeting.

A HIPAA Security Risk Analysis (SRA) is a Stage 1 Meaningful Use Core #15 requirement for healthcare organizations to qualify for incentive dollars in 2012. Organizations interested in learning more about the HIPAA SRA requirements can email:

The ClearDATA REC Partner Program helps RECs achieve Meaningful Use and sustainable revenue by providing cloud hosting services, backup, disaster recovery, security risk analysis (SRA) and remediation services to the healthcare providers in their respective states.  ClearDATA has performed hundreds of SRAs to healthcare organizations across the U.S..

“We’re excited to partner with HealthPOINT to provide the SRA services for the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas in order to help them achieve Meaningful Use,” said David Bean, executive vice president of sales and marketing for ClearDATA Networks, Inc.  “Our combined expertise in cloud computing and information security services deliver maximum data protection and patient privacy for healthcare organizations according to HIPAA Security Rule Standards. “

“The Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas provides excellent healthcare services to the public throughout the Dakotas and recognizes the importance of securing patient information and privacy,” says Dan Friedrich, director for HealthPOINT, South Dakota’s Regional Extension Center.  “Dakota State University  is pleased to partner with ClearDATA to help CHAD and other healthcare organizations utilize advanced technology solutions that enable them to improve their productivity and more effectively serve the community.”

About the ClearDATA HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

The ClearDATA HIPAA Security Risk Analysis service measures the IT-related risks associated with key regulations and standards including the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), and SAS 70. It focuses specifically on the three areas of 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1); namely, the Administrative, Physical and Technical safeguards. Each of these areas is analyzed to verify that they are: a) sufficient to be effective, b) currently operational, c) applicable for the organization and d) represent applicable compliance programs.

Additionally, the SRA service can review the organization’s vendor relationships and Business Associate Agreements, and if necessary, conduct an SRA for the Business Associate.

About HealthPOINT, the South Dakota Regional Extension Center

HealthPOINT, as a department of Dakota State University, is South Dakota’s Regional Extension Center. As a federally designated health information technology resource and support center for all South Dakota healthcare providers, HealthPOINT focuses on an action-based approach to propel providers in adopting electronic health record systems. HealthPOINT leverages Dakota State University’s strengths in Health Information Management and Information Assurance academic programs to provide high quality, cost effective services to South Dakota providers. For more information, contact Dan Friedrich, Director for HealthPOINT at 605-256-5555 or visit

About ClearDATA Networks

ClearDATA is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs.  ClearDATA’s services enable providers to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud and hosting infrastructure and managed services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image archiving, information security and world-class support. The company offers HIPAA Security Risk and Remediation services through its U.S. Healthcare Compliance division to the healthcare industry in order to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: or visit: