SOURCE: Interbit Data

Interbit Data

May 12, 2011 10:45 ET

As Healthcare Industry Moves More Broadly to Electronic Records, Interbit Data's NetSafe Offers Data Protection During System Downtimes

With NetSafe, Hospitals and Doctors' Offices Can Be Assured That the Most Up-To-Date Patient Information Is Available When and Where It's Needed, Despite Network or System Status

NATICK, MA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - For healthcare providers implementing electronic health records (EHRs) to meet American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) requirements for "Meaningful Use" of patient data, there's a solution that ensures uninterrupted data access in the event of a system failure or downtime. With NetSafe, Interbit Data's downtime protection and business continuity solution, hospitals and other healthcare providers can automatically capture the latest patient information generated from their healthcare information system (HCIS) and preserve it anywhere on the network.

A one-minute video on the downtime protection and business continuance benefits of NetSafe is available at: http://interbitdata.com/business-continuance/netsafe/

"As healthcare organizations increasingly adopt electronic health records, there is the concern that patient care can be placed at risk if there is a service disruption or the system is unavailable," said Arthur Young, president of Interbit Data. "In these circumstances, clinicians are unable to access important patient information such as the latest medication records. Thus, they typically need to employ a manual system such as printed reports, which is tedious, time-consuming and potentially unsafe if the information most recently printed is not the most up-to-date."

With NetSafe, the latest patient information is always available for look-up, review and/or printing directly from the local PC where the reports are automatically stored. Healthcare organizations can end the frequent printing of electronic medication administration records (eMARs), master patient indexes, blood bank transfusion logs and other critical reports and documents, reducing paper waste and the use of printer supplies. Enabling 24/7 access to patient information regardless of network or system status guarantees clinicians get the information they need when and where they need it, ensures consistent workflow, maintains productivity and, most importantly, ensures consistent delivery of patient care.

NetSafe also responds to HIPAA's Security Rule (2005), which mandates that healthcare organizations have a contingency plan for emergencies affecting access to electronic information. They are responsible for backing up their data and having disaster recovery procedures in place in the event that access to patient records is not available.

NetSafe and Interbit Data's other products for downtime protection and business continuance, information distribution and workforce scheduling and management are being readied for certification as products for achieving Meaningful Use.

More information on NetSafe can be obtained at http://interbitdata.com/business-continuance/netsafe/.

About Interbit Data
Founded in 1997 and named to the 2009 and 2010 Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing companies, Interbit Data helps healthcare organizations deliver better, more consistent patient care with secure, reliable and cost-effective software solutions that improve operational efficiency. The company's information distribution products deliver information securely over the Internet in multiple formats, such as fax, print, email, encrypted file or HL7 message format, and integrate it easily into physicians' practice EMRs. Interbit Data's business continuance products give healthcare providers continuous access to patient data in the event of a network or system outage. Interbit Data products are used by more than 650 customers worldwide. For more information about Interbit Data and its NetSolutions products, visit the company Website at www.interbitdata.com.

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