Wayne, PA, USA, April 04, 2012 –/– IPR International’s Chief Business Development Officer, Rich Carroll, is pleased to announce that VHA, Inc., the national health care network, has chosen IPR to be the preferred provider of IT Disaster Recovery (DR) Solutions for VHA’s Pennsylvania and East Coast Regions. By utilizing IPR’s Disaster Recovery Private Cloud, VHA’s members on the East Coast will realize improved recovery and significant cost savings.

VHA Pennsylvania Operations Vice President, Harry Carr states,“It has been exciting to see how the members are responding to the cost sharing model and to the forum for ideas and best practices.”

The VHA Private Cloud program was developed in response to the Member CEO’s Strategic Planning goals. By implementing electronic records and integrated systems, hospitals are increasingly aware of their exposure to systems’ failures and, at the same time, are limited on disaster recovery spending. When systems are down the whole health system feels it. This program helps the VHA member hospitals dramatically improve their up-time without the capital spending and administrative burden of traditional DR.

In the traditional DR model, each hospital has to go it alone. Staffs are stretched thin to keep pace with production systems that DR reliability often falls behind. The VHA members have been amazed at how affordable it is for them to deploy a comprehensive DR program with tiers of availability to match system criticality with the IPR solution.

Marcia Wasserman, IPR’s Director of Strategic Accounts states,“It’s great to hear VHA members say that this program is exactly what they have been looking for. Hats off to VHA for delivering an innovative buying program to solve a challenging problem.“

About VHA, Inc.
Based in Irving, TX, VHA Inc. is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain arena, set new levels of clinical performance, and identify and implement best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes. Since 1977, VHA has leveraged its expertise in analytics, contracting, consulting and networks to help members achieve their operational, clinical and financial objectives. In 2010, VHA delivered record savings and value of $1.7 billion to members. VHA serves more than 1,350 hospitals and more than 30,000 non-acute care providers nationwide, coordinating delivery of its programs and services through its 15 regional offices. VHA has been ranked as one of the best places to work in healthcare by Modern Healthcare since the publication introduced this list in 2008.

About IPR
IPR International ( is a recognized industry leader in Managed Data Center and Data Protection Services. Through its comprehensive suite of solutions, IPR protects, preserves, secures and makes available its clients’ data at all times, no matter when or where the data was created and no matter when or where it is needed. Through its constantly improving and evolving services, combined with a passion for security, integrity, availability and ingenuity, IPR helps its clients maintain their own business operations and supports them through any interruptions. IPR is headquartered in Wayne, PA, has multiple redundant data centers and serves clients in 17 countries worldwide.

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