Osler inks deal with Teranet for disaster planning
Teranet Enterprises Inc. announced
that it is providing William Osler Health Centre, Ontario’s sixth
largest hospital corporation, with electronic recovery services for the
hospital’s mission critical information systems.
This five-year deal is part of the hospital’s disaster recovery plan. An
innovative business agreement made the project affordable for the
hospital, while protecting direct patient care services.
As healthcare institutions move to an electronic based records system,
it is imperative that a reliable back-up system is in place to safeguard
patient information. Using data replication software from EMC Corp.,
electronic patient information will be automatically copied as it is
entered into the hospital’s computer system and stored in EMC’s
networked storage systems at Teranet’s secure facilities.
Design and implementation services were provided by JJWild Inc., who are
recognized experts in restoration of the MEDITECH software used by the
“This electronic recovery system provides William Osler Health Centre
with the ability to continuously maintain patient data securely and to
enable information sharing, repurposing and data recovery,” said Aris
Kaplanis, CEO and president, Teranet. “It is a system that is affordable
and can be implemented by any hospital that wants to ensure the safety
of their records.”
Teranet is providing electronic recovery services to William Osler
Health Centre, enabled by information storage and management solutions
from EMC, together with integration, consulting, and support services
from JJWild. This type of service is familiar territory for Teranet,
which has a well-established track record of providing secure and
reliable managed services to a variety of clients.
“In today’s computerized world, it is of paramount importance that
hospitals have reliable and secure information systems in place as part
of overall patient care. With this new electronic recovery system,
patients and staff at William Osler can feel confident about the
security of electronic patient information and know that quality patient
care we provide can continue uninterrupted,” said Robert J. Bell,
president and CEO of William Osler Health Centre.
As well as coordinating the project, Teranet will host and operate the
system, performing the data replication on a continuous basis.
Maintaining the integrity of information systems will ensure that
healthcare providers at William Osler Health Centre can concentrate on
providing the best possible patient care.
Teranet develops business-to-business and business-to-government
e-service solutions. With a unique combination of capabilities and
state-of-the-art systems, Teranet provides solutions to the healthcare,
land, legal and financial services industries as well as enabling
electronic government service delivery.