May 26, 2017

From today, NHS trusts and healthcare organisations have access to a one-stop solution for consolidating their data in readiness for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, in partnership with web science company FlyingBinary, has released the Commvault Clinical Archive to the G-Cloud 9 digital marketplace. The platform will make the NHS more secure, ensure data is fully backed up and it will help improve patient care through better use of data.

With one year to go until GDPR comes into force, organisations are under pressure to ensure the data they hold is GDPR-compliant. In the NHS, this is particularly difficult due to the numbers of discrete systems used: a typical NHS trust hosts between 350 and 500 different stand-alone applications, all holding patient data. Not only does this mean that patient data is stored in many different places and formats, it also means that even when legacy systems are no longer in use, they cannot be decommissioned for compliance reasons until the data they hold is removed. This comes at a cost to NHS trusts.

A fundamental pillar for GDPR compliance is the identification and classification of data. Commvault is a specialist in data migration and the Commvault Clinical Archive on G-Cloud 9 uses this specialism to give NHS trusts the tools they need to become fully GDPR compliant. More than this, by using the Commvault Clinical Archive, trusts and healthcare organisations will be able to make more effective clinical decisions based on data to improve patient care.

Following the global WannaCry attacks last week clearly Ransomware attacks are increasing in their scale and regularity.  On Commvault’s platform, the data is centrally held in a format that is encrypted and secure many NHS Trusts, including Royal Cornwall NHS.

“To get back up and running depends on the individual trust and the systems they have in place. Most hospital IT departments control a majority, (but very rarely all) of the data management requirements of these applications. Currently, NHS trusts and healthcare organisations hold data in hundreds of stand-alone systems, creating silos of data in many different formats.  Once the immediate threat of malware infection spread is neutralised, those that have got a single platform, universally consistent backup solution in place will probably only take a few hours at most to ensure their systems managed by IT up and running quickly, said John Gladstone Healthcare Practice Lead – Commvault EMEA “The Commvault Clinical Archive brings together this data into one golden source. It gives healthcare organisations the tools to address the challenges of GDPR regulation while simultaneously providing the opportunity to improve patient care”

“Along with our partners, FlyingBinary, we have made the platform available on G-Cloud 9, providing a one-stop shop for NHS Trusts to consolidate their data to become GDPR compliant. It is the first step towards detangling the data held by healthcare authorities.”

G-Cloud 9 is FlyingBinary’s ninth framework award, having been listed on the Government Cloud Digital Marketplace since its inception. FlyingBinary’s goal has always been to bring transformative cloud services to the public sector.

Dr Jacqui Taylor, FlyingBinary’s CEO said: “We are in a world where companies of all sizes use their data to gain actionable insights to transform their businesses, maximise opportunities and build new products and services. Traditionally the public sector has lagged in its use of cutting-edge systems, especially in healthcare. By bringing the Commvault Clinical Archive to NHS trusts, we give them the transformation tools they need to become data-driven organisations, as well as providing a significant step towards GDPR compliance. Unlocking the data held by the NHS is key to improving efficiencies and better patient care.”

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About Commvault

Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on-premises, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault — and how it can help make your data work for you — visit www.commvault.com.

About FlyingBinary

FlyingBinary is a web science company that changes the world with data. The company provides industry-leading web services on HM Government accredited platforms to new National Security standards for Data and Analytics cloud services, so organisations can profit from the web in months not years. FlyingBinary is internationally recognised as Smart City and Internet of Things specialists, helping to transform organisations and nations with data, and evidence the value of a connected organisation by delivering products and services across the web. Clients that are using FlyingBinary’s services to unlock the value in their data include the Bank of England, British Standards Institute, Cabinet Office, Charity Commission, Department of Business Innovation and Skills, Department of Work and Pensions, Local Government Association, NHS England, Ofsted and Unicef.

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