Sungard Availability Services Presents at HIMSS10 Conference on how Healthcare Providers can Help Ensure Higher Operational Availability

Monday, March 1, 2010 General News
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WAYNE, Pa., March 1 Many healthcare organizations face ongoing challenges in safeguarding patient and clinical data for business continuity and regulatory needs. At the HIMSS10 Conference, SunGard Availability Services (booth #5840) will present on how healthcare providers can minimize data loss and IT downtime that impact business operations, applications and compliance processes.

The conference will feature a presentation by Brian McCory, senior solutions engineer at SunGard Availability Services, on "Reduce Risk and Contain Cost with Disk Storage." The session takes place on March 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the New Solutions Pavilion (booth #949).

During this session, Mr. McCory will outline strategies on how healthcare organizations can support production operations with onsite backup that provides quick retrieval of recently updated files, e-mails and other documents accidentally deleted or damaged. These strategies, according to Mr. McCory, must also include steps that help organizations speed up recovery after a systems crash or disaster by storing backup data at a secure secondary recovery center, where the data is available for fast restoration.

Mr. McCory's presentation will include a case study discussion of a large medical center that worked with SunGard to close its data recovery gap for critical medical records from more than 60 hours to less than 24 hours. He will use the case study to detail a specific action plan other organizations can take to help ensure higher operational availability of clinical and patient systems needed to deliver high-quality care and reduce costs.

"Healthcare organizations have unique, highly specialized data protection needs," said Mr. McCory. "By taking a case study approach, this presentation will outline the best practices for how healthcare service providers can address the challenge of fast-growing data volumes so they can improve information availability and recovery reliability."

SunGard Availability Services will be showcasing a number of innovative information availability solutions and software tools at Booth #5840. Included in the product demonstrations will be a disk-based backup and recovery solution that provides organizations with on-site operational restart capabilities and off-site recovery that can be integrated with existing backup software.

About SunGard Availability Services

SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to more than 10,000 customers in North America and Europe. With five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard assists IT organizations across virtually all industry and government sectors to prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-468-7483.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world's leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries.

SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.

With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 435 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and services company on the Forbes list of private businesses. Based on information compiled by Datamonitor*, SunGard is the third largest provider of business applications software after Oracle and SAP. Continuity, Insurance & Risk has recognized SunGard as service provider of the year an unprecedented six times. For more information, please visit SunGard at

* January 2009 Technology Vendors Financial Database Tracker

Trademark Information: SunGard and the SunGard logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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