Vision’s Information
Availability Solutions
by Industry

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Superior clinical standards and patient satisfaction depend upon the continuous availability and accessibility of applications and data that drives them. A resilient IT infrastructure can bring new levels of productivity and cost-effectiveness to your healthcare or pharmaceutical organization. From prescribing medications to laboratory and operating room procedures to electronic records systems and clinical decision-making tools, information availability is critical.

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Protecting health data availability is not just good medical and business sense - it's also the law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires healthcare providers, insurers and administrators plan for the unexpected. Information availability - the access to critical data whenever and wherever it's needed - can help your organization better prepare and improve productivity at every level.

Use the resources below to learn how the power of a Vision Solutions information availability product can help you ensure the responsiveness and continuity of the critical operations on which your patients, staff and partners depend.

“There’s zero tolerance for downtime here—our computers help save lives and support critical medical research. MIMIX HA helps us provide 24/7/365 system availability.”

Peggy Dunn
Director of Information Technology
Puget Sound Blood Center


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For processing in the MedSeries4 system, UMC users were offline for 30 minutes to an hour each night. The resulting difficulties included requirements for manual data entry that took far more than the actual downtime. UMC sought an HA solution to bring end-of-day downtime to less than five minutes and discovered a solution that reduced it to less than two minutes.
  Product(s): iTERA HA
The Jackson Clinic
The Jackson Clinic relies on Misys VPM (Vision Practice Management) software for its office operations and Misys EMR (Electronic Medical Record) software to run its nine medical clinics in western Tennessee. In order to keep the Jackson Clinic up and running, it is critical that the VPM and EMR systems remain available and protected against both planned and unplanned downtime.
  Product(s): EchoStream for AIX

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries
API’s business runs 24 x7, servicing and processing orders, requests and enquiries from pharmacists, agents, suppliers and customers. However, this “Always On” business environment began to take a toll on its ability to manage and archive its data. Operational changes were needed to meet supply chain and legal obligations while still ensuring uninterrupted business continuity.
  Product(s): Vision Data Manager
ProHealth Care
As a major provider of health care services and a major employer in southeastern Wisconsin, ProHealth has a profound commitment to its community. Business continuity is vital. The organization’s tape-based backup system could not deliver the rapid recovery required. ProHealth looked for a solution to eliminate downtime and protect its critical data and applications.
  Product(s): EchoStream for AIX
MidMichigan Health
To make certain doctors always have immediate access to critical patient information, MidMichigan Health utilizes a state of the art electronic medical record solution that delivers vital data around the clock to its hospitals and health care facilities. MidMichigan Health needed to ensure that the solution would remain up and running in the event of an unexpected IT outage or during planned system downtime.
  Product(s): MIMIX HA
B. Braun
B. Braun’s greatest challenge is the sheer criticality of its applications. Any downtime affects both the warehouse inputs from the factory and the warehouse outputs for export. When B. Braun Spain became the company’s “Surgical Sutures Center of Excellence,” the criticality of its applications once again drew increased attention and concern, and as a result it was decided to look for an externally developed replication and high availability solution.
  Product(s): ORION Solutions
Adventist Health
The computing load placed on an aging IBM AS/400 model 730 caused response times to swell, so a powerful new IBM System i model 570 was acquired to take its place. All of the healthcare facilities supported by this system operate on a 24/7 basis, with Adventist employees accessing and updating patient charts continuously. A conventional migration from the AS/400 to the new System i model 570 was going to result in an unacceptable amount of downtime—potentially more than 20 hours.
  Product(s): Migrate While Active
Grupo Uriach
Grupo Uriach employees needed to share critical global business data including accounting entries, manufacturing orders, purchase orders, stock, client and supplier invoices and other information regarding clients, suppliers, articles and manufacturing structures. Their solution was to use Vision Solution’s replicate1, which makes information available to the people who need it, when they need it. It provides real-time, on-demand access to data between any applications, regardless of database format or operating system.
  Product(s): replicate1