Healthcare Providers Turn to FalconStor for Continuous Availability of Patient Data
Healthcare organizations depend on timely information access to make life-saving decisions. Ensuring that patient data is available at all times is not just a regulatory requirement; it is critical to the level of service an organization can provide. Healthcare IT managers cannot afford to hinder the performance of emergency services or suffer lengthy recovery times in the case of accidental deletion or loss of patient records.
Because many healthcare organizations face budget and staffing constraints, FalconStor offers open, flexible data protection solutions such as FalconStor® Continuous Data Protector (CDP), which transforms once-a-day backup into a continuous process that eliminates the backup window. FalconStor CDP combines local and remote protection into a cost-effective, unified, disk-based system that lets you recover patient data back to the most recent event. This is particularly beneficial to organizations leveraging or transitioning to electronic medical records (EMR). In case of data loss or corruption, FalconStor CDP ensures that services continue to run efficiently.
Whether you back up to tape or disk, FalconStor solutions can optimize backup and streamline tape management. FalconStor deduplication solutions accelerate backup and recovery operations and enhance your ability to comply with the privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Data exported to tape and data replicated between sites can be encrypted to prevent access by unauthorized parties.
Why healthcare providers turn to FalconStor:
|James Andrassy, IT Manager, Gastroenterology Associates of Cleveland||“As we plan our move to all-electronic medical records, we have made a more comprehensive DR and business continuity plan a priority…. The DiskSafe™ technology available through FalconStor® CDP is just amazing – no other solution has allowed me to rebuild a 500 gigabyte partition in as little as 15 minutes and have the server up and running.”|
|Dan Higley, Information Systems Engineer, Florida Blood Services ||“FalconStor® CDP… ensures that important information within our blood donor information system is protected in the event of a hurricane or other disaster. We enjoy the flexibility of how FalconStor CDP is hardware independent, allowing our data to be protected on both existing storage and additional equipment investments.”|
|Chris Mohr, Network Analyst, Pinnacle Health||“With approximately 320 servers and 5,000 users…backup times were slow, mounting tapes was cumbersome, and locating data during recovery was difficult. The time it took us to go live with FalconStor® VTL with integrated deduplication was like flipping a switch. It cuts tape usage in half, reduces data center costs, and helps reduce restore time from hours to minutes.”|
|Chris Watkis, |
IT director, Grey Healthcare Group
|“We have addressed the twin challenges of explosive data growth and limited storage capacity with a single, powerful solution – FalconStor VTL... Our RTO lowered from several days to less than one day, and we are compliant with health industry guidelines.”|
|Ed Eshlem, Systems Administrator, Central Maine Healthcare||“We’ve cut our backup times in half by using FalconStor VTL…. The technology was up and running quickly, fully integrated with our existing backup system. It addressed our storage needs while keeping our traditional model – everything we needed in a data protection solution that can provide immediate access for our doctors, patients, and workers.”|
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Featured customer success stories:
- Beijing Cancer Hospital prevents data loss by implementing a cost-effective backup and disaster recovery strategy
- Florida Blood Services protects critical donor data from natural and other disasters
- Gastroenterology Associates of Cleveland supports its move to all-electronic medical records with reliable data protection
- German healthcare provider, Hessing Stiftung leverages FalconStor NSS to protect storage investments and improve SAN performance
- Pinnacle Health reduces restore time to minutes and cuts its tape usage in half
- Henan Provincial People’s Hospital lowers recovery time from days to minutes with FalconStor CDP
See how Grey HealthCare achieved success with FalconStor: