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Princeton, NJ The New Jersey Hospital Association, the leading advocate for 112 New Jersey’s hospitals and IPR International, a leader in data protection and recovery, today announced the formation of a strategic alliance that will make the benefits of online, electronic data backup and archiving available to all NJHA’s members at preferred rates. The first partnership of its kind, this service automates and simplifies the backup processes at each member hospital by allowing staff to back up and store critical data to a secure offsite location with minimal on-site IT support.

“We have witnessed unparalleled destruction from hurricanes and floods in this country during the past few months. Protecting healthcare information is of great importance to New Jersey’s hospitals,” said Joseph Carr, chief information officer of NJHA. “IPR’s unique capabilities and expertise in data protection strategies will help all of our members ensure the recover of critical data in the event of a system failure or major disaster. This partnership helps to lessen the burden on our hospitals by allowing them to benefit from the collective expertise and buying strength. As hospitals continue to deploy and leverage information technology to deliver care, the demand for responsive data recovery becomes increasingly paramount,” he added.

IPR’s DataGuardian® On Demand service provides reliable online disk-to-disk backup without capital investment. Using state-of-the-art technology and proven best practices, the service automatically transmits encrypted data to secure offsite locations to ensure that data is protected and recoverable. On Demand enables a hospital to reduce data backup windows and provides 24×7 access to all backed up files and folders with a simple, online point-&-click.

“We live in a dangerous time and rely heavily on our hospitals and physicians to be able to help us through emergencies,” according to Mike Emmi, chairman and CEO of IPR International. “At the same time, there is an increased burden on our healthcare system to protect the privacy of patient information while keeping data readily accessible. IPR felt an obligation to work with the NJHA to deliver our services to the hospitals throughout the state at an affordable price point. We are delighted with this partnership and vow to work with the NJHA to support member hospitals through the aid of advanced technologies.”

NJHA Members Ensure Secure, Protected Data
Several NJHA member hospitals have already deployed the DataGuardian electronic vaulting solution in their data centers including Cooper University Hospital in southern New Jersey, Somerset Medical in central New Jersey, and St. Mary’s Hospital, (Passaic or Hoboken?)

“The speed-to-value with IPR has been phenomenal,” said Karen Graham, CIO of Cooper Health. “Legal pressures, particularly around HIPAA, have forced us to demonstrate that we can ensure privacy of patient data and, needless to say, as a teaching university hospital with over 60 sites, it was imperative that we be able to recover information quickly and completely. It used to take up to 40 hours to recover the email system, now recovery is near-instantaneous.”

“We have been a very satisfied IPR client for three years now,” said David Dyer, CIO of Somerset Medical. “In an emergency, hospitals need immediate access to critical data. IPR’s point-and-click recovery capability for files and folders makes recovery quick and easy. If we were to lose a server, IPR delivers our data on a mobile vault within a few hours. Their service has saved us considerable amounts of time and aggravation over the years since we do not have to rely on single server backup solutions nor heavy capital investments in an enterprise solution.”

About NJHA
NJHA is a leader in advocacy, education, information and business services. It partners with its 112 members so that they can better provide accessible, affordable and quality healthcare. NJHA offers its members and other healthcare providers an extensive portfolio of products and services, including customized cost management solutions, through its subsidiary, NJHA Corporate Services. For more information, visit WWW.NJHA.COM

About IPR International
IPR International, LLC, the leader in data protection and recovery for small-to-midsize to enterprise-level organizations, offers solutions that ensure instant data backup, recovery, archiving, and retrieval, no matter where the data resides. IPR’s comprehensive, best-of-breed products and services – DataGuardian™, DataGuardian LT™ and OptiGuard™ – protect the information assets and the business viability of organizations in today’s highly regulated, and increasingly high-risk 24×7 environment.

In partnership with leading hardware and software vendors, IPR is a trusted source for solutions to protect and preserve data, throughout its lifecycle, providing complete access, the highest level of data security and integrity and disaster recovery best practices—at very competitive prices. From guaranteed backup systems to archiving processes based on today’s most cost effective WORM technology, IPR provides reliable and verifiable data retrieval solutions that are unequalled.

IPR is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania and serves clients worldwide. For more information, please visit WWW.IPRINTL.COM


For more information, press only: Jeanette Brown, 484.540.9026

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