Boston Healthcare Group Meeting Patient Care Goals, Increasing Employee Productivity With StorageTek Global Services

February 23, 2004

ORLANDO, Fla., HIMSS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patient care trumps all other considerations. That's the primary business objective at Boston-based CareGroup, and that edict carries right through to the IT group for the five-hospital health

ORLANDO, Fla., HIMSS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patient care trumps all other considerations. That's the primary business objective at Boston-based CareGroup, and that edict carries right through to the IT group for the five-hospital health care organization. But, like many health care companies, IT budgets are tight while storage demands continuously grow because of expanding business and federal compliance requirements.

So, when the Caregroup IT staff sought a technology partner to help them manage portions of their IT infrastructure, they turned to StorageTek(R), a trusted solution provider that adapted to their evolving needs.

StorageTek (Storage Technology Corporation), , the data storage solutions expert, today announced that CareGroup has selected StorageTek's Remote Managed Storage offering to manage and monitor their backup and restore performance in their data storage environment.

CareGroup, an organized system of health care that comprises five hospitals and more than 1,800 physicians, chose StorageTek's Remote Managed Storage as part of its ongoing mission to deliver the highest possible levels of patient care and to increase the productivity and efficiency of its information technology staff. With improved backup and restore performance, CareGroup is now able to more effectively access and protect critical business information on an ongoing basis.

"We're in the business of taking care of people's lives. Our computer systems are at the very heart of that mission," said Robert Messier, director of production services, CareGroup. "Our physicians at every minute of the day are wholly dependent on our clinical applications, and thus, the technology supporting those applications. That's why we need to maximize our resources and efficiencies: StorageTek's Remote Managed Storage is helping us do that."

StorageTek's Remote Managed Storage is a suite of solutions that provides its customers with remote monitoring, reporting, and management of their storage environments.

Remote Managed Storage provides a variety of service options that augment and enhance the client's IT staff, while the IT staff retains control. Remote Managed Storage goes beyond TekCare(TM) support and maintenance services for StorageTek products and Enterprise Support Services(SM) support and maintenance for third party equipment to provide consistent, proactive, and predictive management of a company's storage environment.

Remote Managed Storage assumes the burden and time consuming tasks of managing and monitoring the company's backup performance, which in turn, allows CareGroup to increase its focus on supporting its core business objectives. Additionally, since Remote Managed Storage functions across heterogeneous platforms, CareGroup now has a single point of contact for issues that arise in its multi-vendor data center environment.

"Remote Managed Storage allows us to spend less time handling our data backups and more time supporting CareGroup's main missions: maintaining top-notch patient care levels and operating efficiently," said Messier. "As soon as we saw the solution offered by StorageTek, we knew it was our answer. We now have help in intelligently monitoring the health of our storage environment. And, if we ever have a problem come up, we have a talented group of people we can rely on to act as liaisons to the other vendors to get the problem solved, right away."

About CareGroup

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center serves as the principal tertiary/academic resource for CareGroup, an organized system of health care that comprises five hospitals and more than 1,800 physicians. Included in the network are Beth Israel Deaconess, Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham Campus, Mount Auburn, New England Baptist and Deaconess-Nashoba hospitals.

About StorageTek

StorageTek is a $2 billion global company that enables businesses, through its information lifecycle management strategy, to align the cost of storage with the value of information. The company's innovative storage solutions manage the complexity and growth of information, lower costs, improve efficiency and protect investments. For more information, see http://www.storagetek.com/ , or call 1.800.786.7835.

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