Patient and clinical access to health information has never been in higher demand. Clinical application access is key to quality care and the patients’ right to access has become a differentiator for health care providers. Creating and maintaining a sound IT service continuity (SC) and disaster recovery (DR) plan can be challenging. There is no one size fits all solution. However, there are key processes and technology solutions you can consider, ensuring you create a simple and effective strategy that protects all your critical applications and data wherever they reside; including the cloud. Thus, allowing you to concentrate on what’s important – your patients.
- Why a sound SC/DR plan is critically important to the operation of your healthcare organization
- What three components are essential in creating a successful SC/DR strategy
- How to take the next step to creating and implementing a sound SC/DR plan
Rick Bryant Six Sigma Black Belt, ITIL V3
National Healthcare Architect
Healthcare Practice Manager
Veritas Technologies Corporation
Greg Carter, CISSP & STS
Information Availability Architect
Veritas Technologies Corporation
Rick Bryant is the National Healthcare Architect for Veritas Technologies Corporation, the information management company that will emerge from the separation of Symantec in early 2016. In this role, he leads initiatives within Veritas to serve the healthcare information technology industry through technology excellence and process solutions. Rick brings over 20 years of industry experience, with roles spanning from Infrastructure Management to Chief Information Security Officer, where he was responsible for architecting and implementing EMR systems.
Prior to joining Veritas, Rick served as the Chief Information Security Officer at Texas Children’s Hospital and Executive Manager of Infrastructure for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Rick developed and led the first Shared Services Organization for Hearst and Managed outsourced services for the global IT service provider, WiPro. In addition, he created and managed all client IT services for First Data Corporation.
Rick holds a degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is a certified in both Six Sigma Black Belt and ITIL.
Greg Carter is a Information Availability Architect for Veritas Technologies Corporation, the information management company that will emerge from the separation of Symantec in early 2016. Greg has the privilege to work in the HEDG (Health, Education, State and Local Government) vertical and has done so for most of his career at Veritas since 2002. In his role as a architect Greg is considered a technical trusted advisor to HEDG customers, helping them establish architectural best practices around service continuity, disaster recovery, data protection, & storage management.
Greg has over 18 years experience in Information Technology. Early in his career he was a customer of Veritas where responsibilities included data center administration specific to email, databases, data protection, service continuity, & disaster recovery. Greg then made a transition to one of Veritas's long-standing partners in a pre-sales Systems Engineering role. In 2002 he joined Veritas Corporation as a Systems Engineer covering Federal & Civilian agencies such as Army, CDC, & NASA. In 2004 he moved into the HEDG group where he has held a variety of positions leading up to his current role.
Greg is active in is his community by sharing his knowledge and experiences in Information Technology specifically the do’s and don’ts with those who are less familiar with this vast field.
Greg holds a degree in Electronics Technology from DeVry University as well as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.