MELVILLE, N.Y. (BUSINESS WIRE), FalconStor Software, Inc., the provider of Totally Open data protection solutions, today announced that healthcare organizations worldwide are deploying FalconStor's data protection solutions for high availability and disaster recovery (DR) of business-critical applications that must comply with data security, privacy and retention policies. Healthcare customers are discovering that by implementing FalconStor's data protection solutions effectively, they are cutting the time of managing their data in half compared to previous solutions they have used.
FalconStor works with all types of large and mid-size healthcare organizations, including hospitals, associations, blood banks and medical centers whose need for data backup and recovery is crucial to more than just their bottom lines. Organizations such as Florida Blood Services, Pinnacle Health, The Gastroenterology Associates of Cleveland, Grey Healthcare, Baylor College of Medicine and Community Health Centers Alliance all chose FalconStor's solutions to meet constant availability requirements. For more information visit www.falconstor.com/healthcare.
"FalconStor has created an easy and flexible way for healthcare institutions to protect and manage their data, introducing greater efficiency and the promise of uninterrupted access to critical applications," said Wendy Petty, vice president of North American sales at FalconStor. "Beyond the cost savings, business process improvements and regulatory compliance enabled by FalconStor's data protection solutions, our products help these organizations focus on their primary mission of delivering quality healthcare services instead of worrying about whether or not patient data is secure."
FalconStor delivers complete data protection to support millions of electronic medical records (EMRs). FalconStor's technology has been deployed in customer data centers that include both Microsoft and VMware environments, eliminating the need for tape and providing faster restore times. This is critical for IT managers who need instant availability of financial and healthcare applications. Healthcare IT managers cannot afford the time required to complete tape backups, nor can they afford to hinder the performance of their emergency services or suffer lengthy recovery times in the case of accidental deletion or loss of patient records.
The healthcare industry abides by strict compliance requirements beyond the regulatory compliance aspect of IT operations. The rapid availability of data is critical to the quality and level of service that healthcare providers and payers offer to their patients and customers. FalconStor is working with healthcare institutions to give them the peace of mind that all data is secure and available. In addition, FalconStor solutions meet the stringent requirements for records retention and patient-information protection mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).