Customers Can Protect and Streamline Crucial Hospital Systems and Improve Efficiency With New MEDITECH Certification for NetApp

Mon Mar 4, 2013 8:00am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Mar 04 (Marketwire) -- 
Today NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that MEDITECH, the leading provider
of electronic health records (EHRs), has certified NetApp FAS storage for
its EHR systems. This news is particularly valuable for the many
customers who use NetApp solutions enterprise-wide and who will now have
the ability to consolidate architectures and previously-siloed storage to
gain efficiencies and simplicity. 

    "Healthcare providers today are looking for increased agility in terms of
how they store, process, and manage the explosion of electronic patient
data. They need the ability to access this data anytime and anywhere, and
it must be well protected," said Dave Nesvisky, senior director of NetApp
Healthcare. "With the new MEDITECH certification on NetApp, we can now
offer our customers new solutions to enhance mission-critical EHRs."

    As healthcare organizations become increasingly dependent on their EHRs
to aid in the delivery of quality care, the availability of these systems
is critical. To safeguard against system outages, customers require
seamless protection for backup and disaster recovery. NetApp has chosen
to partner with BridgeHead Software, MEDITECH's premiere data management
partner, to enable integrated data protection that provides
application-consistent recovery points for MEDITECH data.

    "For more than a decade, BridgeHead Software has been providing solutions
to protect MEDITECH data," said Nesvisky. "We are pleased to partner with
them to offer an integrated solution that provides the best aspects of
BridgeHead's data management abilities with NetApp's storage
efficiencies."

    And with healthcare budgets as tight as ever, storage efficiency equals
cost-savings.

    "Cost is also a significant factor with the always-changing treatment
environment healthcare organizations face. With the unified system
architecture this new MEDITECH certification offers, our customers will
see a bigger return on investment and greater staff productivity as they
streamline IT management," said Nesvisky. "The ability to optimize cost
performance depending on the workload also is a significant benefit."

    Supporting Quotes:


--  Kirk Larson, Chief Information Officer, Children's Hospital of Central
    California
     "Children's Hospital of Central California has chosen
    NetApp as a strategic partner because of their ability to help us
    achieve our business objectives. Up to now, we have been able to run
    our entire enterprise, with the exception of MEDITECH, on NetApp. The
    fact that we will now be able to bring our MEDITECH system onto
    NetApp, and eliminate the last storage silo in our business means we
    can ultimately better serve our patients."
    
    
--  Steve Clark, Chief Information Officer, Albemarle Hospital of North
    Carolina
     "At Albemarle Hospital, we chose NetApp because we needed a
    scalable, easy-to-support solution that could deliver high
    availability for our MEDITECH system and enable us to meet stringent
    recovery times. Even before this new certification, we have been very
    pleased with the results and are glad to see MEDITECH validate our
    decision by extending their official certification to NetApp
    storage."
    
    
--  Mike Belkner, Associate Vice President, System Technology, MEDITECH
    
    "We are pleased to now offer our customers a new storage choice with
    this certification of NetApp FAS. Over the past year, we were hearing
    from our customers that they want to have an additional choice for
    storage. NetApp was the name we heard the most."

    

Additional Resources:


--  Learn more about customer success stories:
    --  Albemarle Hospital of North Carolina:
        http://www.netapp.com/us/media/albemarle-health-ss.pdf
    --  Children's Hospital of Central California:
        http://www.netapp.com/us/media/chcc.pdf
    --  Adena Health:
        https://fieldportal.netapp.com/DirectLink.aspx?documentID=82394&contentID=103159
--  Follow NetApp on www.twitter.com/NetApp
--  Connect with NetApp on www.facebook.com/NetApp
--  Connect with NetApp on LinkedIn:
    www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=111681

    

About NetApp
 NetApp creates innovative storage and data management
solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate
business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and
consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world
are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the
success of our pathway partners and customers. Use of the word "partner"
or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership between NetApp and
any other company. Discover our passion for helping companies around the
world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

    About MEDITECH
 Medical Information Technology, Inc. (MEDITECH) provides
a comprehensive and integrated EHR designed to help healthcare
organizations increase patient safety, streamline processes, and improve
communication across departments and care teams. Hospitals and other care
facilities using MEDITECH benefit from products designed to meet the
needs of clinicians and staff throughout the continuum, including
physicians, nurses, pharmacists, radiologists, laboratory technicians,
business office personnel, executives, human resource managers, and
financial staff. Learn more about MEDITECH, the EHR for new healthcare at
www.meditech.com.

    

Press Contact:
Dana Rossmeier 
Porter Novelli
(202) 973-2937
dana.rossmeier@porternovelli.com 

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