Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, has deployed software from Oceanport, N.J.-based CommVault Simpana for improved patient care through increased data protection, simplified HIPAA compliance, and expedited access to vital medical records.
Simpana software replaced the hospital’s legacy data backup solution to better safeguard nearly two petabytes of crucial medical and patient data. The newly protected data includes more than 400 clinical and business applications, and a BIDMC custom clinical application called Center for Clinical Computing (CCC) that leverages InterSystems CACHÉ, an advanced object database that handles huge volumes of transactional data.
BIDMC reports that its decade-old data environment was fraught with performance and reliability issues, and major gaps in reporting that made it difficult to manage backups, requiring an inordinate amount of administrative overhead. To address these problems, and an annual storage growth rate between 25 and 33 percent, BIDMC confidently deployed Simpana software and several tiered storage solutions. According to the company, the team currently enjoys a backup success rate of 99 percent.
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