Brookings Health System Selects ClearDATA Virtual Data Center Service for HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Hosting of IT Infrastructure

Phoenix, AZ, September 27, 2012 – – ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, will be moving its data center systems and software to ClearDATA’s  HIPAA-compliant HealthDATA Cloud Platform.  By moving to the ClearDATA Virtual Data Center, Brookings Health System will eliminate significant capital expenses for servers, storage, and other hardware as well as reduce IT costs associated with support and maintenance.

ClearDATA will provide Brookings Health with a full complement of managed services to ensure reliability, security, and compliance including data encryption, system monitoring, backup and restore services, and more. ClearDATA manages its private cloud in highly secure, state of the art data centers. Redundant power feeds to the grid, multiple carriers with global connectivity, comprehensive HVAC and fire prevention systems are fully integrated with a unique ultra-secure HIPAA Compliant network architecture to ensure 100% uptime.

“Healthcare costs are rising in every category, and especially in the areas related to expanding IT requirements and HIPAA regulations,” stated Jason R. Merkley, CEO and President of Brookings Health System. “Brookings Health’s top priority is to provide optimum healthcare services to patients in the local community, and utilizing state-of-the art technology is key to achieving that goal. Moving our data center to the ClearDATA HealthDATA Cloud Platform enables us to significantly reduce IT costs, improve our overall system performance and reliability, and comply with government security standards. We chose ClearDATA because of its exclusive healthcare focus, HIPAA expertise, and excellent customer service reputation.”

“ClearDATA is pleased to be working with Brookings Health System to help them achieve their strategic IT goals through the effective implementation of cloud computing architectures and services,” said Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA Networks, Inc.  “We commend their executive and IT staff for their foresight in recognizing the benefits of cloud computing and their due diligence applied towards choosing a solution that meets their technical requirements.”

About the HealthDATA Cloud Platform

As healthcare IT expenses for servers and storage continues to skyrocket, along with the required maintenance and support, many organizations are looking for virtual data center services strategies and architecture models to help reduce costs, improve productivity, meet security & compliance requirements, and increase reliability.  ClearDATA’s HealthDATA Platform meets these strategies and architecture needs with its unique private cloud healthcare design of multiple security layers combined with a state of the art robust and redundant environment.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at

About ClearDATA Networks, Inc.
ClearDATA Networks, Inc. is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs, and 100% dedicated to the healthcare field. 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 cloud services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image archiving, healthcare information security and world-class support. The company also offers HIPAA Security Risk and Remediation services to hospitals and providers in order to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of HIPAA security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use and to ensure a highly secure environment prior to enabling a HealthDATA Cloud platform installation. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: sales@) or visit: