June 23

Positive Behavior Supports Corporation: HIPAA Healthcare Solution

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Executive Summary

Company: PBS corporation
Industry: Healthcare
Employees: 500
Overview: We deployed our HIPAA Healthcare Solution for PBS to prevent data corruption and external attacks. This HIPAA compliant backup service offers healthcare companies the best in cloud data protection.
Solution: HIPAA Healthcare Solution


Opportunity

Positive Behavioral Support Corporation is committed to improving behavior and quality of life standards for individuals and their families. Their main aim is providing services for disabled children and adults. In addition, they aid in teaching appropriate behaviors and decreasing challenging behaviors. They have designed various programs that empower caretakers to help disabled individuals lead productive lives. Also, they have a wide range of services, from Assessing Behavior and Individualized Intervention to Evidence-Based Practices and Improving Lives. They have offices from Washington, Oregon and California to Massachusetts, Maryland and Florida. Their services take place in home, school and community environments.

PBS Corporation

We have a large workforce, and with a large team comes different issues such as managing the workforce, employee productivity and mobility, and data management and security.

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Michael Nolan
CEO

The Solution


HIPAA Compliancy Deployed in the Nick of Time

Positive Behavioral Support is an research-based process that requires a great deal from caregivers and families. Open communication, shared goals and responsibilities and numerous interviews are all part of the process. Additionally, training for caregivers, the recording and review of data and direct observation of individuals are required for success.

CEO of PBS, Michael Nolan recognized that his organization was going through a growth phase. With it came increased costs, more limited communication and collaboration and a more difficult experience for patients. So, Michael decided to address the growing needs of his business and act. In December, 2016, PBS partnered with Communication Square LLC, a Microsoft Gold Partner. They decided to implement HIPAA compliant backup and cloud data protection with the Operations Management Suite. Doing so proved to be an incredibly smart move for PBS, helping them avoid disaster in June, 2017.


PBS Corporation

We are thankful to Communication Square for offering a brilliant solution to back up our data, which would have otherwise been lost or corrupted.

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Bill Herbert
Chief Operating Officer

On-premises data storage brought PBS dangerously close to disaster in June, 2017. Fortunately, they had implemented OMS Backup and Site Recovery. The move saved them from substantial losses in every facet of their business.


Benefits

Cloud Data Protection

PBS Corporation now uses the System Center Data Protection Manager. This comprehensive level of security better protects PBS while reducing costs, enabling them to increase innovation and productivity. Also, the IT staff is free to work on more important matters, no longer required to maintain data backup. Protection and recovery is part of the Operations Management Suite, which offers a wide variety of benefits. Increase availability with real-time recovery, and enhance security with HIPAA compliant backup. Also, move entire workloads to the cloud with just a few clicks. All aspects of cloud data protection are easily created, configured and managed.

Communication Square

The HIPAA compliant backup provided PBS with complete cloud data protection. Additionally, the OMS allows for the restoration and recovery of data whenever they need it.

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Favad Qaisar
CEO

Cloud Backup and Recovery Solution

With HIPAA, PBS was able to protect their application data. Above all, the data could be retained for years without any capital investment and with minimal operating costs.


Replicate On-Premises Data to the Cloud

With Azure Site Recovery, PBS’s workloads remain available during planned and unplanned downtimes. Additionally, replicating workloads ensures that all data is available from a secondary location. If the primary location goes down or faces interruptions for any reason, data remains available and accessible. Also, ASR contributes to disaster recovery by orchestrating the replication and recovery of on-premises Hyper-V virtual machines. This provides a simple failover and recovery plan for workloads. Finally, disaster recovery mechanisms such as SQL server Always On are integrated. This provides a range of recovery plans against workload failure that are tiered across multiple machines.

Communication Square

We backed up their data from both physical and virtual Windows servers, in addition to application workloads such as SQL server and SharePoint. With System Center Data Protection Manager, we were able to replicate their data to Azure for long-term storage.


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Ayesha Imtiaz
Microsoft Technology Associate
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