Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today announced its Commvault Data Platform was selected by Mercy Technology Services (MTS), the IT backbone of Mercy, one of the largest U.S. health systems, to power Mercy’s new health care cloud backup as a service (BaaS) solution.
Fully managed by MTS, the new BaaS solution helps small to medium-sized hospitals and other health care organizations apply holistic data management strategies for quick, easy and secure protection and recovery of their mission-critical data.
As the IT arm of a 40-plus hospital system, MTS knows the importance of highly available systems and data; it hosts roughly 1,200 apps for Mercy, including the EHR. Since becoming the nation’s first Epic-accredited provider in 2014, MTS also hosts Epic for other hospitals and health systems. Complementing its catalog of commercial IT services – which today includes Mercy’s health care cloud, managed services, Epic optimization, health care analytics and more – MTS’ new BaaS is a complete, cost-effective cloud solution for protecting and recovering any vendor’s EHR data, as well as other clinical and business data.
“We understand, perhaps better than any other cloud provider, the need to safeguard health care data, recover it on a moment’s notice and navigate the complexities of privacy regulation,” said Scott Richert, Mercy’s vice president of enterprise infrastructure. “Whether it’s a cyber threat like ransomware or a natural disaster like a hurricane, fire or flood, health care can’t afford to be caught on its heels. With a solution like this, hospital IT staff can stop worrying about data availability and compliance, and focus on more strategic projects that improve patient care.”
Offering multiple options to meet a hospital’s specific requirements, MTS’ BaaS use Commvault’s data management platform to backup data to a cloud located at MTS’ HIPAA, SSAE 16 and SOC2-compliant data centers, encrypting data both in transit and at rest. Both hospital IT staff and MTS' IT experts can use the service to initiate, monitor and maintain backup operations, as well as perform on-demand data restoration on secure landing zones. By providing IT staff with the ability to validate backups at any time and conduct restoration themselves, time is saved on backup operations and data management.
“With today’s data volumes and privacy regulation, hospitals have to find creative ways to secure data that doesn’t break the bank,” said Ananth Balasubramanian, general manager of Commvault's Healthcare Solutions Group. “ Cloud Backup services from Mercy help hospitals get the latest in data protection technologies while eliminating hassles of onsite disk and tape backup; plus, they shrink the costs and risks associated with backing up data on in-house infrastructure. Without these worries, health care can keep its eyes on a mission of patient care.”
The new BaaS will be available from Mercy Technology Services beginning late spring 2018.
Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc. (Sirius), a national integrator of technology solutions, is helping Mercy bring its Commvault-powered BaaS solution to market.
“Sirius is excited to be part of helping MTS share this solution with other hospitals,” said Imran Salim, senior vice president of Healthcare Solutions for Sirius. “The availability of critical patient data is a key part of taking care of patients, and we are committed to leveraging technology to help health care organizations improve the overall care they provide. We’re pleased to be part of this new healthcare cloud backup as a service solution and the role it will play."
Commvault will be exhibiting at the HIMSS18 Conference & Exhibition, March 5-9, 2018 in Las Vegas in the Venetian Ballroom, Booth Number 8001.
About Commvault Healthcare
Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping healthcare organizations worldwide handle massive volumes of data, meet compliance requirements, and deliver quality patient care. Through its single integrated platform, the Commvault Data Platform, Commvault provides healthcare organizations with enterprise data protection, enabling them to scale infrastructure easily and cost-effectively while maintaining the security and privacy of patient information. Commvault Software includes data encryption capabilities, enabling healthcare providers to meet the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and other patient data privacy compliance requirements.
Commvault is a leading provider of data protection, cloud and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate and drive more value and business insight out of their data. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly- skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault — and how it can help make your data work for you — visit www.commvault.com.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 and 2016 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy's IT division, Mercy Technology Services, supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.
About Mercy Technology Services
Mercy Technology Services (MTS) provides and manages technology solutions for Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the nation, and, since 2014, extends services to other health care providers. An early adopter of Epic’s EHR, Mercy became the nation’s first to be accredited by Epic to offer EHR solutions to other hospitals, including Epic in the cloud, install and optimization. With MTS’ full suite of health IT offerings, including health care cloud, managed services, imaging-as-a-service, and backup as a service, hospitals can reduce IT costs and risks. MTS’ award-winning data analytics help reduce waste, manage health care’s highest costs and support a model of care that keeps patients healthier.
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