Cost Savings, Compliance and Protection of Patient Information Drives Healthcare Organizations to Adopt Mozy
SEATTLE, Wash. – Thursday May 7, 2009 - Decho Corporation, an EMC Company (NYSE: EMC), today announced the number of healthcare organizations using its industry-leading MozyPro® online back up solution to protect patient information has more than doubled in the past year. Mozy™ is the most trusted online backup solution for consumers and businesses.
Digitization of health records has become a top priority for healthcare organizations, driven by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act that made electronic health care records (EHRs) a federal government priority. As a result, online capabilities can be leveraged to back up Protected Health Information (PHI) at ambulatory care and physician care practices to leverage upcoming reimbursement funding coming as part of stimulus initiatives. Thousands of health care organizations—including nationwide ambulatory surgery centers, medical, and dental offices—use MozyPro to securely back up digitized files over the internet to an off-site location, helping to drastically reduce the cost of backing up patient data.
Physicians Endoscopy, a nationally recognized healthcare development and management company that operates 17 freestanding ambulatory surgery centers across the U.S., realized a 90 percent savings in backup costs and greater confidence that their records and important documents are secure and available in the event of a disaster. “My team manages IT operations for remote facilities that house important patient and business documents,” said Gene Goroschko, vice president of information systems at Physicians Endoscopy. “The reasonable price and ease of use of MozyPro has not only helped us cut our backup times in half, we’ve actually been able to extend our emergency recovery plan to include other aspects of our business that will help keep us going in the event of a hardware failure.”
Dr. Wayne T. Faber of Tenafly Dental Associates in Tenafly, New Jersey realized a 97 percent backup cost savings for his paper-free office after switching to MozyPro. “This is a major initiative that will make patient records safer and enable them to be transferred more easily,” Dr. Faber said. “MozyPro makes it easier for us to ensure that our medical records are accurate, accessible and indestructible."
MozyPro is a simple, automatic and secure solution for healthcare organizations to back up patient X-rays, account information and other health records, ensuring the protection of vital information in the event of theft, disaster or hardware failure. MozyPro is an especially cost-effective solution for healthcare providers within the small to medium size business market looking to ensure compliance and protection of patient data. In addition, online backup helps organizations enable compliance with HIPAA requirements for encrypted copies of files kept in a secure off-site location. Mozy’s military-grade encryption and world-class data centers help Mozy customers have confidence that their PHI is safe and secure.
“Healthcare organizations are accumulating unprecedented amounts of digital information that require a new approach to the management and protection of information,” said Dave Robinson, vice president of Mozy marketing at Decho Corp. “Now more than ever, healthcare organizations are searching for secure yet affordable ways to back up patient information. Our rapid growth in this sector reflects our unique ability to reduce backup costs while securely protecting vital patient information against catastrophic data loss.”
Further information about how Mozy protects the valuable digital files of healthcare providers while reducing backup costs can be found at www.mozy.com/healthcare. Mozy, the most trusted online backup solution for consumers and businesses, serves more than 30,000 business customers and more than 1 million users. Mozy customers back up more than 15 petabytes of data to Decho’s professionally managed world-class data centers.
Decho is dedicated to helping people protect, manage and enrich their "digital echo" – the valuable and ever-growing body of personal, digital information that reverberates through their lives. Mozy, the company’s flagship offering, is the leading online backup service for both consumers and businesses, and Decho is actively developing other services. Decho is headquartered in Seattle and is an EMC company. For more information, please go to www.decho.com.
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