SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies

February 08, 2010 10:01 ET

Seven Steps for Reducing Downtime in Health Care Information Systems

Marathon Technologies' Live Webcast to Explain How Automated Availability Can Ensure Regulatory Compliance, Control IT Costs and Protect Critical Patient Data

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2010) - As electronic medical records, picture archiving (PACS) and other health information systems become increasingly integral to the delivery of quality patient care, it's critical that hospitals and health care organizations strive to achieve near zero downtime for these systems. Downtime can put patient health at risk, drive up IT costs and result in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) non-compliance. Marathon Technologies will explain a simplified approach to reducing downtime for critical health information systems including seven key steps IT professionals can implement to reduce the risk of downtime and protect the availability and integrity of patient data with automated availability.

Topic: Finding a "Cure" for Downtime

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST

Speakers: Michael Bilancieri, sr. director of products, Marathon Technologies

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In this live webcast, Michael Bilancieri will highlight:

-- How-to reduce the leading source of downtime -- human error

-- How-to protect against hardware, storage and network failures

-- Real-world examples of two healthcare organizations that significantly reduced downtime using Marathon's everRun® automated high availability software

According to research by Healthcare Informatics, just one percent of downtime per year costs more than $1.4 million for a typical 500-bed hospital. Moreover, if patient data is lost or corrupted, regulatory mandates and data protection requirements such as HIPPA and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) could be at risk. Marathon's everRun software is used today by hundreds of health care organizations from local community hospitals to national health networks, who cannot afford any downtime or data loss of critical, patient-facing systems. The webinar will provide an overview of everRun's benefits for healthcare providers including a review of case studies.

Michael Bilancieri is an expert in disaster recovery and high availability technologies and best practices. He directs Marathon's multi-award winning everRun software product strategy. Michael has more than 10 years of experience in high availability and disaster recovery software engineering, presales engineering, professional services, product management and product marketing with Marathon and DoubleTake Software.

About Marathon Technologies

With more than 2500 global customers, Marathon is the world's first provider of fault-tolerant, automated, high availability and disaster recovery software for physical and virtual servers. Marathon everRun® software prevents outages and data loss -- without IT intervention or specialized IT skills. Organizations using everRun achieve continuous availability, 100% data protection, and rapid disaster recovery -- all through automated "click-to-protect" operation. In the past two years, the company has been recognized with sixteen major industry awards including Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology, SearchServerVirtualization 2008 Products of the Year, "10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2009." The company was also recognized as a 2008 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate, a winner in eWEEK's Eighth Annual Excellence Awards Program and finalist for 2009 Citrix Ready Solution of the Year. For more information visit

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