Active Forum Topics | Getting Started | Interviews | EMR Forum | Medical | Billings | Press & News | Voice Recognition | The Water Cooler
We are looking for a new remote backup provider. Does anyone have any suggestions? Looking for 400 GB of storage at this time. Thanks.
Bryan D. Uslick, MD CFCDD (Gastroenterologist) eMDs user since 3/3/2006. Currently using version 7.21 (Prior Praxis user.)
Provation MD endoscopy report writer
I use ibackup.com and currently have a 100 GB account for I think $10 a month, not sure of the exact price at the moment....works very well, and they also have a SQL backup server.
e-MDs user since 2006; Internal Medicine in NC
Are you backing up multiple machines or a single server? Carbonite's Business Premier plan is flexible and starts at 500GB. Comes down to about $50/month ($600/yr) for unlimited computers, servers, NAS, and external drives. Mozy is another widely used service, many backup devices will integrate with it. There's also Amazon's S3 service that scales to pennies per GB the more storage you need. Starts around 12 cents per gigabyte for the first terabyte used, then gets cheaper per gigabyte as you pass the terabyte mark. I've used all three and haven't had issues with any of them.
Do the solutions you mention provide secure backup? I assume this is for EHR which contains PHI.
John LynnEMR and HIPAAEMR and EHRNew Blog Network: Healthcare ScenePhysician Websites made Easy, Professional, and Affordable
I use Amazon's S3 when we need HIPAA and PCI compliance. Data encryption can be managed in two ways: 1) Client side encryption, which is what we use. All the data is encrypted on our end before we upload anything. 2) Server side encryption in which Amazon manages the encryption keys on their end. All connections to upload the data are sent over HTTPS with SSL endpoints for both upload and download. Whichever way you choose to do the encryption, you have the ability to manage access controls to the data.
For the other options, the connections are sent over HTTPS but not much more in terms of access management. You can encrypt everything on your end still by using Truecrypt, which is an awesome free utility for data encryption. Works for single files or even full drives and hidden volumes.