What Is Your Epic EHR Data Protection Comfort Level

Posted 02/21/2018 by Monty Zarrouk

When it comes to data protection for your EHR, “good enough” is not good enough. Natural disasters and infrastructure failures have always been a threat. But with 96 percent of healthcare IT professionals predicting that ransomware/malware attacks will increase over the next two years, providers should no longer plan for “if” the need to restore EHR data arises – they should plan for “when." Which begs the question: how comfortable are you with your organization’s ability to restore EHR data should your system go down?

According to Epic’s newly published Storage Product and Technology Status Guide, Commvault’s Epic EHR Data Protection solution was ranked as the only data backup and recovery solution to earn the highest rating from Epic in all three categories:

  • Comfort level for Epic databases: High
  • Comfort level for other Epic workloads: High
  • Prevalence in Epic customer base: Very Common

A rating of "high" indicates Epic’s confidence in Commvault Epic EHR Data Protection’s ability to meet its requirements and includes qualitative and quantitative measurements. The highest rating of "very common" represents the number of customers that are currently using our technology with Epic.

The quarterly Storage Product and Technology Status Guide is published by Epic and provided to its customers to help them select the best infrastructure and technology to run their Epic environment at top performance. Epic has some of the most rigorous testing, and validation process and performance requirements in the industry. Additionally, the performance requirements extend to evaluating the solutions protecting the critical patient data of the Epic EHR solution.

With Commvault EHR Data Protection - developed to work seamlessly with the Epic EHR - healthcare providers have a fast, simple and comprehensive solution that's purpose-built to help them protect their critical patient data.

Among the dozens of providers using this solution is Prime Healthcare: an award-winning national health system operating 44 acute care hospitals with more than 7,700 patient beds. Prime Healthcare recently selected Commvault’s Epic EHR Data Protection to simplify data management and elevate patient care while maintaining the highest levels of integrity for its EHR data.

“By architecting a complete data protection plan with Commvault, we have an automatic lifeline should disaster strike,” said Erik Milham, senior director of enterprise IT operations and infrastructure for Prime Healthcare. “We’ll continue to build upon this best-of-class platform and innovate with Commvault to ensure that if something happens, pulling in Epic and other hospital systems will be as automatic as breathing.”

With the number of ransomware incidents targeting healthcare on the rise, estimated to increase fourfold by 2020, relying on a top-rated data protection system trusted by Epic can help you feel confident in your ability to restore your data and avoid paying ransom demands.

Commvault is also certified for the MEDITECH EHR, as well as other clinical and business apps and data.

Are you planning to attend HIMSS18 in Las Vegas? Stop by Commvault booth No. 8001 to learn more about why Epic - and more than 2,500 healthcare organizations worldwide - trust Commvault to protect their important healthcare data. Commvault’s solutions provide the flexibility of no storage vendor lock-in, and the simplicity of managing data across your enterprise on just one platform.

Monty Zarrouk leads Commvault’s worldwide healthcare solutions marketing team. He has more than two decades of experience in product marketing, go-to-market strategy, inbound/outbound marketing, product messaging and positioning in IT industry with the last decade in health information technology.