We have talked for years about the need to store health records in a single, very secure location - instead of setting up a loose network of data sources, or storing data on laptops or mobile devices, with varying levels of security. This is the policy of the most secure government agencies, or, as Andrew Carnegie used to say, "Put all of your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket!"
The Greater Phoenix area has become a magnet for large, international corporations and health care organizations to store their data for two very good reasons: 1) We need not worry about floods, earthquakes, or tornados, and 2) We have some of the most secure, most connected and reliable data centers in the world right here.
eHealthTrust has chosen to work with i/o Data Centers, and we encourage you to check out their website yourself (www.iodatacenters.com
). Without telling you exactly where your data is, we can assure you it is in the Greater Phoenix area, supported by redundant power, and redundant Internet (multiple carriers) by a firm that offers us and their other world-class customers excellent uptime and security. In our own environment, we maintain redundant servers for your health information. The security of your data, while also maintaining its intended availability, is extremely important to us.