Is Your Information at Risk?

Topics: Healthcare IT Management

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Reduce Cost & Risk and Enable Information Governance

Business as Usual is no Longer an Option

The seismic shifts across the life sciences industry are causing significant disruption. According to the Deloitte 2015 Life Sciences Outlook report, expiring patents, shorter product life cycles, formulary coverage challenges, changing commercial practices, growth in new markets, and value-based reimbursements are all putting significant pressure on life sciences organizations - causing them to reassess their strategies. Given these factors, is your ability to protect and manage information at risk?

Key Questions to Consider

Information is critical to the life sciences industry, and organizations today are facing unprecedented growth in the volume and variety of data. In addition to the existing paper and electronic-based records, there are multiple sources of new data types, including genomics, digital pathology, biomedical sensors, and more. As you navigate this information evolution – from siloed pockets of data to enterprise-wide Information Governance, you need to consider:

  • Where is Your Information and How Are You Governing it?

    The volume of information in the life sciences industry continues to grow. According to Deloitte, companies will have to revisit the types of data they are generating from their clinical trials and competitive comparisons to ensure they are providing the evidence needed to demonstrate the types of value that align with each stakeholder’s expectations. Given these trends, you need to develop strategies to effectively manage your information throughout its lifecycle. This information must be managed on an enterprise basis, particularly as the landscape shifts to a global economy where anytime, anywhere access to information is required.

  • How are You Integrating Information — Across and Beyond Your Organization?

    Your organization may be growing through mergers and acquisitions. Each division or department likely has its own distinct Records and Information Management (RIM) processes, causing information to be stored across multiple vendors, in silos, and often in sub-optimal space like basements, and storage rooms. The inefficiencies of this distributed model are impacting your ability to achieve results and putting you at legal and audit risk. As you continue to grow and merge, you need to get control of this information to avoid risk of loss or breach and put your valuable real estate to better use.

  • What is Your Total Cost of Storage?

    As your information grows, you need to evaluate the true, total cost of managing information across your organization; not only the costs of the storage itself, but also associated costs for real estate, personnel, ongoing maintenance, and even opportunity costs. These costs are often “hidden” as a shared services line item that loses its granularity in budgeting because they aren’t captured; they are not measured or forecasted. And, by just planning for the next storage purchase, organizations are thinking tactically — not strategically. In order to develop an effective information management strategy, it is important to think long-term.

Accelerate Your Journey to Information Governance

Working with Iron Mountain, you can:

Repurpose Valuable File Room Space

Iron Mountain® Records Management services provide secure, offsite storage that will help you effectively store, manage, and safeguard your clinical and business records — enabling you to repurpose your space for revenue-generating activities.

Avoid a Breach

Iron Mountain® Secure Shredding services protect the privacy of your information by helping you dispose of your records and media in a compliant, safe, and cost-effective way. Iron Mountain® e-Waste and Secure IT Asset Disposition allows you to recycle or repurpose old, obsolete, or decommissioned IT assets through secure, environmentally friendly procedures.

Digitize Your Vital Records

Iron Mountain Document Conversion services provide you with proven processes, enabling you to scan your vital records including R&D, clinical, manufacturing and regulatory - for disaster recovery protection and easy retrieval and access. With this solution, you can also digitize your business records, to maximize your ability to store and access the information you need.

Enable Consistent Policy

Iron Mountain® Global Research and Policy Center helps you gain access to relevant regulations and rules - proactively allowing you to automatically implement and communicate new guidelines to all employees and RIM-enabled systems across your enterprise.

Preserve & Protect Pathology Assets

Iron Mountain® Pathology Storage Management enables you to free up valuable storage space while ensuring the integrity of your slides and blocks remains intact. You’ll centralize all your assets offsite in a local, highly secure, temperature-controlled facility to ensure their long-term preservation and improve visibility into where they are and who has access to them.

Manage Your Data Growth

Iron Mountain® Data Management services enable you to store, protect, and recover your data. Whether you use backup tapes or cloud storage, you can keep up with your ever-growing storage requirements while ensuring your data is protected and recoverable in the event of disaster.

Leverage Expert Staffing

Leverage our knowledgeable records and information staff at your locations to help build your program or supplement your existing group. Our experts provide reliable staffing that can accelerate your program and enable information governance.

Why Should You Choose Iron Mountain?

We make it easy to manage your information throughout its lifecycle. Leveraging our national network of locally managed facilities, we deliver solutions that are secure, compliant, and cost-effective.

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