eHosting DataFort signs up healthcare cloud solutions provider
INTUIT Micro seeks to expand business portfolio for the healthcare sector while reducing costs
eHosting DataFort (eHDF), regional provider of managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services, has been chosen by UAE based company, INTUIT Micro, which offers private cloud services to their healthcare clients in UAE, to store ‘digital image data'.
INTUIT Micro is a leader in Data Storage technologies and a specialist IT provider of data management for the healthcare industry. Their solutions reflect the company's vision to be in the frontline by offering the latest technology for the healthcare industry while adhering to various regulatory standards. They provide enterprise applications for managing and archiving large images produced by radiology departments in hospitals and diagnostic centres (PACS).
Considering the growth potential for IT solutions by the healthcare sector in the Middle East and the benefits that technology brings into patient care, INTUIT Micro started their business by focusing on managing incredible volumes of digital image data. The company then expanded by introducing additional IT solutions to their suite of data storage services. This growth led to the need to partner with a data centre services provider who could meet their specific requirements for secure data storage and distribution.
"We are aware of the complexities of integrating technology within healthcare services, especially in the area of medical imaging which constitutes between 7.5 to 10 percent of total healthcare expenditure, according to a Frost and Sullivan report. This is where we found a huge growth opportunity.
With technology advancements, image sizes have increased remarkably, thereby slowing the sharing process with various organizations across different locations. There was a need for centralised data storage, anywhere, anytime information availability and unmatched security. It was imperative for us to look for best-in-class facilities to ensure that we have adequate data storage facilities available locally with large bandwidth critical for our healthcare clients to ensure enhanced speed and efficiency of sharing data," said Giri Rajan, Managing Director, INTUIT Micro.
Previously using virtual private servers from international providers located across various parts of the world, INTUIT Micro were keen to comply with security regulations mandatory for the healthcare sector (such as HIPAA) and chose to migrate to a UAE based service provider to ensure that the medical information was hosted locally.
Commenting on the solution, Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort, said, "We are pleased that by deploying best practices, processes and technologies, our modern data centres based in Dubai met the highly demanding regulatory requirements of the healthcare sector. Our flexible and scalable solutions support the dynamic needs of INTUIT Micro's clients' and live up to the high expectations of a highly secure environment that maintain complete confidentiality of patient information. We were also able to cater to the large bandwidth requirements needed to tackle the enormous volumes of imaging data."
"Dealing with eHosting DataFort has been a very pleasant experience. They have lived up to our expectations in terms of technology know-how and implementation. Moreover, we are extremely satisfied with the impeccable service that they have been offering. Their effort in understanding our specific requirements in servicing the competitive healthcare market has given us several advantages that strengthen our confidence in this business endeavour," added Giri Rajan.
eHosting DataFort has established itself as a market leader in the field of managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services. The company has been recognised year-on-year as the ‘Best Managed Service Provider of the Year' across the Middle East.