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The Vancouver Clinic and Sapphire Health deploy EHR cloud read only ransomware mitigation environment in Microsoft Azure.

Vancouver, WA November 20, 2023

Sapphire Health announced the deployment of an Epic Cloud Read-Only ransomware recovery tool for The Vancouver Clinic’s (TVC) Electronic Health Record (EHR) on Microsoft Azure. Deploying the read-only environment in the cloud provides an additional level of business resiliency for TVC’s business and clinical operations, serving as a read-only environment accessible by TVC staff, if the production and disaster recovery (DR) environments are inaccessible due to a ransomware attack. Sapphire Health, working with TVC, was able to complete this project end-to-end within eight weeks.

Core benefits:

  • Increased Security Posture. An immutable and air gapped version of the production Epic database
  • Ransomware Resiliency. Cloud Read-Only represents a protected replica of the EHR production data and supporting infrastructure. It can be activated in minutes.
  • Near real-time replica. This environment will be seconds behind the production environment, significantly reducing recovery point objective (RPO) views of Epic data.

“Ransomware attacks are top of mind. Our legacy ransomware mitigation tools did not provide an adequate service to our clinical and business users – our new cloud read only environment in Azure will mitigate that. We are happy to have partnered with Sapphire Health on this solution,” says Ty Melero, Director of IS Operations and Engineering at TVC.

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