Summit Healthcare Teams with S&P Consultants to Provide Enterprise Wide Downtime Technology Solution

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Summit Healthcare, a leader in healthcare system integration and automation, has teamed with S& P Consultants Inc. to provide an enterprise-wide downtime solution to support Cerner hospitals.

Summit Healthcare, a leader in healthcare system integration and automation, has teamed with S& P Consultants Inc. to provide an enterprise-wide downtime solution to support Cerner hospitals during HIS, Network or Ancillary system downtime. This technology offering can be part of an organizations comprehensive business continuity strategy to enable immediate access to critical data during downtime situations.

As organizations are faced today with ensuring continued access to critical patient data, they have turned to technology offerings like the Summit Downtime Reporting System (DRS) to provide immediate real-time availability. The Summit DRS technology supports business continuity strategies by providing both clinical and non-clinical users with a snapshot of key information regardless of whether the downtime is planned, unplanned or even the result of a natural disaster. Report generation and data capture tools provide the snapshots of critical data, while sophisticated data encryption and secure delivery tools protect information and give healthcare providers access to content.

Teaming with S&P Consultants has further streamlined the conversations for Cerner clients as they look to plan their full Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy. S&P are experts in supporting Cerner clients and can work with organizations to address questions related to DR and downtime. How long organizations can tolerate downtime? What critical Cerner or Ancillary systems need to be brought back live and order of importance? More importantly, how do hospitals support the critical clinical units to ensure operations can continue?

“Continued access to data is imperative across any hospital organization as the paper based world is no longer the norm. Even the most bullet proof disaster recovery strategy can benefit from taking a hard look at the process in place to address downtime situations. Questions related to data availability, type of data presented, accessibility and security/protection of this data are worth having at all organizations with key stake holders. Technology like the Summit Downtime Reporting System technology is a crucial piece of the overall plan and can be utilized to support all applications,” said Zach Johnson, VP Business Development, S&P Consultants Inc.

Summit Healthcare just returned from the Cerner Southeast User event in Clearwater, Florida where they demonstrated the Summit Downtime Reporting System. They will also be attending the Cerner Regional Northeast User event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 6th.

About Summit Healthcare

Summit Healthcare is the choice of hospitals and providers who want to take full control of their healthcare systems integration, automation and business continuity requirements. Since 1999, we have worked to provide the industry with the most flexible technology with complimentary tailored services and solutions. Visit us at

About S&P Consultants Inc.

S&P Consultants is an independent consulting firm comprised of experienced healthcare technology professionals sharing a passion for improving healthcare delivery and outcomes. As trusted advisers S&P partners with clients to design, and then drive, strategies and solutions that make lasting and meaningful impact. We are committed to delivering measurable results for our clients through executional excellence.

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