Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Kroll Ontrack awarded exclusive endorsement from American Hospital Association

Ontrack data recovery services and eraser solutions help the nation’s healthcare providers with continuity, reliability and compliance for patient record accessibility and protection

Minneapolis – April 8, 2008 – Kroll Ontrack®, a leading provider of data recovery and legal technologies products and services, today announced the endorsement of Kroll Ontrack’s data recovery services and eraser portfolio as the preferred data management solutions for the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) membership of nearly 5,000 hospitals and healthcare organizations and 37,000 healthcare professionals.

“Understanding that having the right data at the right time is critical to patient care, AHA Solutions sought to address this need so that healthcare organizations have options available in order to overcome crucial vulnerabilities and interruptions,” said Tim Steffl, vice president, corporate development, AHA Solutions, Inc.  “Following a thorough product review, we selected Kroll Ontrack’s data recovery and eraser solutions for their extensive technological experience, capacity to quickly perform large-scale and emergency data recovery jobs, and exceptional customer service.”

Specifically, the Kroll Ontrack solutions endorsed by the AHA include Ontrack® Data Recovery services and Ontrack® Eraser solutions.

Ontrack Data Recovery Services

Computer downtime and loss of access to critical data can be very costly to hospitals and devastating for patients. With over 20 years of experience in data recovery, Kroll Ontrack has extensive experience working with hospitals and other healthcare entities to recover lost data following natural disasters or, more commonly, after critical records are simply deleted or become inaccessible. Using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack Data Recovery solutions help healthcare organizations quickly recover lost or corrupted data from virtually all types of operating systems and media and storage devices 24/7 through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities.

Ontrack Eraser Solutions

When organizations neglect to erase data before discarding, selling or giving away hard drives or servers, a major security breach is revealed that could have been avoided. Ontrack Eraser solutions include a do-it-yourself software product and convenient services performed by Kroll Ontrack eraser specialists designed to help healthcare organizations ensure that their sensitive data does not fall into the wrong hands. Both solutions permanently destroy data using customizable overwriting procedures and offer complete verification reports to ensure the data no longer exists.

Additionally, the solutions offer full tracking and reporting of erasure activity, verifying that the data has indeed been permanently and properly destroyed. Given the patient privacy requirements outlined by regulations such as HIPAA, protecting sensitive data is of the utmost importance to hospitals and other organizations in the healthcare field.

“Kroll Ontrack is honored to have its data recovery services and eraser solutions endorsed by the AHA, and this relationship underscores Kroll Ontrack’s commitment to addressing any data loss situation quickly, securely and effectively in the fastest turn-around time possible, so that hospitals can really focus on providing quality healthcare,” said Jim Reinert, vice president of data recovery and software products, Kroll Ontrack. “Additionally, with the convenience of a complete data recovery and eraser solution, we strive to make the data management easier for healthcare IT and procurement staff.”

From more information regarding Kroll Ontrack’s data recovery and data eraser solutions visit www.ontrackdatarecovery.com.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers recover, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, advanced search, paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, ESI consulting, and trial consulting and presentation services. Kroll Ontrack is a technology services division of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: www.krollontrack.com; www.ontrackdatarecovery.com; www.engeniumsearch.com; www.trialgraphix.com.

About the AHA

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of healthcare provider organizations and individuals committed to the improvement of health in their communities.  The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals and healthcare systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 37,000 individuals.  Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for healthcare leaders and is a source of information on healthcare issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.

About AHA Solutions, Inc.

AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an American Hospital Association (AHA) member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct product due diligence and identify solutions to hospital challenges in the areas of finance, human resources, patient flow and technology.  AHA Solutions provides related marketplace analytics and education to support product decision-making.  As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing centered on timely information and research.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities.  For more information, contact AHA Solutions at (800) 242-4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org.

Media Contact:

Ben Blomberg, 952-516-3617, Ben.Blomberg@krolldiscovery.com