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Commvault EHR Data Protection for MEDITECH

Simplify protection and management of critical patient data using Commvault IntelliSnap® Technology

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With the extraordinary amount of protected health information (PHI) being created and stored on MEDITECH electronic health records (EHR) systems, healthcare organizations are using Commvault® IntelliSnap technology to replace legacy data protection solutions. IntelliSnap technology seamlessly captures, protects, and backs up EHR data, harnessing the power of array-based snapshots to:

  • Seamlessly capture and protect MEDITECH data in seconds
  • Improve business continuity and mitigate risk of PHI loss with instant protection and recovery
  • Recover clinical data with flexible recovery options at the hardware level or for a single file
  • Leverage real-time reporting capabilities for disater recovery planning
  • Maximize the value of hardware investments with snapshot and recovery operations across a wide range of storage platforms
  • Reduce cost and maximize IT resources
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MEDITECH provides an innovative electronic health records system to empower clinicians to provide high quality, efficient care at a lower cost. With one integrated EHR, healthcare organizations can more effectively treat the entire patient population with access to a single, real-time patient record.

Key aspects of EHR deployments are to maintain compliance with regulations, meet data retention guidelines, and protect and recover PHI from potential security incidents. To accomplish this, healthcare organizations are replacing legacy technology with innovative data protection and recovery solutions that incorporate cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync, and sharing capabilities.

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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, Commvault enables healthcare organizations to maintain the security and privacy of patient information and scale infrastructure easily and cost-effectively while keeping complex database environments protected.

The Commvault MEDITECH Data Protection Solution integrates Commvault’s IntelliSnap technology to create consistent array-based snapshots and to backup MEDITECH’s MAGIC, Client/Server 5.x, and 6.x platforms data to disk, tape, or cloud storage for long term retention. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology, vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert.

With products and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners such as Cloudwave, ePlus, and a large number of managed service providers, Commvault solutions comprise the industry’s preeminent portfolio in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, and file sync and share.

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Commvault IntelliSnap technology is an industry-leading solution for snapshot management that streamlines and simplifies complex processes, making snapshots more valuable and effective at protecting and recovering data and applications.

  • Automated snapshot management - A modernized approach to data protection that merges storage system hardware snapshots directly into the data protection process.
  • Orchestrated operational recovery - Intuitive search and granular recovery within and across snapshots.
  • Streamlined replication and accelerated test and development operations - Simplify disaster recovery and test/dev environments by managing array-based replication and the creation of writable snapshot copies.
  • Truly unified protection and recovery from primary storage to archive - Combine all tiers of protection into a common interface with a single window for management, operations, reporting and alerting.

IntelliSnap technology centralizes snapshot management across different storage platforms; automates object, application, and database recovery; and integrates snapshots with backup processes. The tight coupling of snapshots with data protection and recovery operations enables Commvault software to provide a complete view into data across applications, devices, and locations, cutting administrative overhead and improving access, availability and IT efficiency.

Healthcare is transforming. With mountains of information at their fingertips, providers have new and exciting opportunities to innovate the next wave of patient care, operational advances and differentiation. Welcome to data-driven healthcare.

Commvault’s IntelliSnap Technology – The Solution for MEDITECH EHR DATA

Commvault intellisnap Healthcare Challenges Features

Improve business continuity and disaster recovery

  • Data resource management and application recovery with multiple snapshots throughout the day
  • Centralized, unified management, recovery operations across systems, applications and sites
  • Restore entire file systems and databases within moments of failure without administrative intervention
  • Multiple recovery options with different retention setting on different storage tiers

Comprehensive data protection

  • Flexible IT infrastructure for data protection across physical and virtual servers
  • VMs are automatically assigned to new protection policies

Increase storage efficiency and security

  • Embedded compression and deduplication software minimizes network traffic and reduces storage footprint
  • Comprehensive software and hardware encryption

Meet regulatory and compliance guidelines

  • Long-term archiving
  • Create retention copies with recovery from any snapshot, backup or archive copy
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Integrated Disaster Recovery

The minimum required protection level for MEDITECH systems is to take a simultaneous quiesced snapshot of all SAN volumes containing database drives on the MEDITECH File Servers. This provides point-in-time restore capabilities for the various databases while the snapshots are still on the array(s). Administrators can choose to replicate the snapshots to a secondary array, using built-in replication on the SAN or Commvault-managed replication.

Integrated Serverless Backup

Commvault and MEDITECH recommend that customers create a backup copy of the data from the initial snapshot. IntelliSnap technology automatically creates a copy of the data on disk, tape, or cloud for recovery purposes for cases when the snapshot(s) are no longer available.

MEDITECH Scanning and Archiving Solution

The MEDITECH SCA solution archives scanned documents associated with patients who have records in the MEDITECH EHR. The Commvault solution for SCA is comprised of two distinct operations. Commvault IntelliSnap first protects the application database during the protection operation for the EHR databases. The Commvault File System OnePass archive agent then archives infrequently-accessed documents into the Commvault ContentStore where it is accessible, as needed, by the SCA application.

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Commvault Provides Comprehensive Data Protection, Archive & Recovery for Meditech Platforms
  1. Adoption of Electronic Health Record Systems among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008–2014.
  2. Ransomware accounted for 72% of healthcare malware attacks in 2016, Healthcare IT News, 2017.
  3. HIMSS Analytics Cybersecurity Future Proofing Healthcare Survey 2017.
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Learn more about how Commvault can protect your Meditech EHR data.