Teknas signs agreement with regional healthcare group purchasing organization Teknas signs agreement with regional healthcare group purchasing organization
Atlanta, GA / ACCESSWIRE / July 9, 2014 / Managed information technology services provider Teknas, Inc., a privately owned Atlanta-based corporation, announced today that it has signed an agreement with GNYHA Services, Inc. (New York, NY) to offer its email security and Web-filtering services to GNYHA Services members and affiliates. Teknas provides market-leading cloud solutions to promote HIPAA compliance and address legislative concerns, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, with regard to electronic protected health information. As part of the GNYHA Services contract portfolio, these services are made available to GNYHA Services 300+ member hospitals at substantial discounts and with additional member benefits.
“Teknas is pleased to gain the opportunity to offer GNYHA Services members an enhanced ability to promote HIPAA compliance and the security of electronic protected health information,” stated Sanket Patel, President and CEO of Teknas, Inc. As of June 10, 2014, Teknas has provided services to over 50 non-profit health organizations in the greater NYC area.
“Helping health centers better maintain their IT platforms and infrastructures is very rewarding,” continued Patel. “We are looking forward to expanding our efforts to address the needs of GNYHA Services members.”
About GNYHA Services, Inc.
GNYHA Services is a full-service healthcare group purchasing and supply chain management organization, and a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA).
Founded in 1978, GNYHA Services was created to provide supply chain solutions for hospitals in the Greater New York area. The company has since grown nationally and now serves more than 300 hospitals and health systems in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico. http://www.gnyhaservices.com/
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