Iron Mountain Announces Information Management Solution for Canadian Healthcare
Toronto, ON. — June 1, 2015 — Iron Mountain® Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management company, today introduced a new storage and information management offering for Canada’s Healthcare sector. Called the Canadian Health Information Management Solution, the offering delivers a suite of specialized storage, digitization and access capabilities tailored to help Canadian healthcare organizations take a holistic approach to managing information throughout its lifecycle, ensuring data integrity, security and privacy at every stage.
The healthcare sector has embraced electronic records as the foundation for sharing information and delivering quality patient care. However, the transition from paper to electronic records is not always simple. Nor is it easy to manage information across a hybrid information environment in which paper and digital records coexist, especially in light of integrated health networks and shared services organizations seeking to coordinate efficiencies in delivering health services provincially.
Healthcare organizations are taking a more holistic approach to managing their information in response to three main challenges. Firstly, they need to resolve the problem of how best to get physical patient medical records into an electronic system when much of the information they need is stored offsite across multiple vendors. Secondly, many organizations have different information management processes and workflows across different departments, making it hard to access and share patient records. Thirdly, the sector is facing a skills shortage when it comes to information management professionals specialized in patient records.
Iron Mountain’s Health Information Management Solution offers several benefits and services to organizations concerned with ensuring data integrity, securing information and accessing patient records with best-practice information governance principles. Iron Mountain’s suite of specialized storage services will help organizations store, manage, and safeguard health information cost-effectively, enabling them to reduce storage costs and free up valuable real estate for clinical use or other patient-focused functions.
Leveraging its unrivalled chain of custody, Iron Mountain offers electronic medical record (EMR) transition support with a full suite of paper-to-electronic document conversion services, ensuring digitized images are ingested into existing or newly deployed EMR or other eHealth systems. Reducing their paper intensive workflows, including moving patient file rooms offsite, allows organizations to re-deploy human resources to address any information management skills gaps. Iron Mountain also offers eRecords strategy consulting, data management services and cloud-based Information Mapping technology that allows organizations to view their information across disparate systems.
“Iron Mountain is bringing this solution to market at a time when Canadian healthcare organizations are seeking to improve patient care through better and faster access to information.” said Greg McIntosh, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Iron Mountain Canada. “We will bring our global expertise and experience in the management of information and are uniquely positioned to help Canadian healthcare organizations solve their information challenges.”
Iron Mountain will be exhibiting in booth #530 at the eHealth 2015 conference from May 31st to June 3rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. And to learn more about the Iron Mountain Health Information Management Solution in Canada, visit: http://www.ironmountain.ca/healthcare.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company’s real estate network of over 67 million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows it to serve customers around the world. And its solutions for records management, data management, document management and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit www.ironmountain.ca for more information.