Published on 16-Dec-2011
"We use Tivoli Storage Manager because we know we're able to recover.”" - —Celeste Grone, Senior Technical Specialist, OhioHealth
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Celeste Grone of OhioHealth discusses how IBM Tivoli Storage Manager software is helping her organization address meaningful use requirements with storage virtualization.
One of the current challenges in healthcare is meaningful use and OhioHealth has some deadlines to meet to get meaningful use implemented, and what that entails is electronic medical records. Right now, it's government subsidized. Eventually, it'll be a government penalty for not meeting the requirements for meaningful use.
For electronic medical records, that data has to be stored indefinitely. OhioHealth has to be able to recover it and reproduce it at any point in time for legal reasons or medical reasons. The company uses Tivoli Storage Manager because to help it recover its data if needed.
· Eliminated hours and hours of time for managing an environment · Enables staff to offload some of the restores to its data center team · Enables staff to use the additional time to focus on other aspects of the organization
“One of our current challenges in healthcare is ‘meaningful use,’” says Celeste Grone, a senior technical specialist with OhioHealth. “We have some deadlines to meet to get meaningful use implemented and what that entails is electronic medical records. Right now, it's government subsidized. Eventually, it'll be a government penalty for not meeting the requirements for meaningful use.”
“For electronic medical records, that data has to be stored indefinitely,” says Grone. “We have to be able to recover it. We have to be able to reproduce it at any point in time for legal reasons or medical reasons.”
“We use TSM [IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager] because we know we're able to recover,” says Grone.
“One of the key benefits of moving to our TSM [Tivoli Storage Manager] VMware backup solution is that now we don’t have to spend hours and hours managing an environment,” says Grone. “We can offload some of the restores to our data center team. We can use our additional time, because it’s so easy to use, with focusing on other more important aspects of our organization.”
“One of the other really cool parts about using our Tivoli Storage Manager VMware backup solution is that, right now, we can run incremental backups every single day, and fulls every other week,” says Grone. “We can still restore the full and get back to the same point in time just as quickly, but we store much less data. In our past solution, we were running full backups every single night, and it was taking 24 hours to complete a back-up cycle.
“The Tivoli Storage Manager solution is very forward,” says Grone. “It's always been forever incremental, yet we can still restore to a point in time. It's very, very stable. And then I do have collaboration. I have the user group members that I can contact if I need assistance. I have IBM engineers that I can reach out to if I need assistance. So overall, it's a really good solution for us.”
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