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To back-up your patient data or not to back-up?


With more and more data being captured about all of us, the use of images and videos for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment are only set to grow. With this, comes increased pressure on data storage devices and data backup solutions.


Traditional data backup routines and systems such as a memory stick, CD or an external drive, are outdated and can be unreliable. They are too vulnerable and prone to damage and simple human errors.


Replicate Retina is Topcon’s recommended data backup solution because it is specifically designed for the optical profession, is GDPR compliant and automated.


Professor David Henson adds “data backup is very important and using Replicate Retina is a better solution than using a data pen or disk – it doesn’t get done enough if it’s not automatic.”


What’s more, good record keeping is crucial to comply with clinical governance requirements in the instances of defending negligence claims and responding to patient complaints. Trevor Warburton compliments Replicate Retina’s ‘fit and forget’ solution, which “offers a hand-holding help service to assist setting up” – to support those that don’t have IT knowledge in-house.


Replicate Retina automatically backs up and protects all retinal imaging and OCT systems, practice management systems as well as practice documents, emails and accounts on a daily basis or more frequently if required. That means that in the event of accidentally deleting a record or suffering computer failure, fire, flood or another disaster you know your data is safely stored and can be easily retrieved. Dr Alice McTrusty adds “Replicate Retina data backup gives you real peace of mind.” Nick Rumney from BBR Optometry concludes “with Replicate Retina I feel totally at ease in the knowing that my patient data is secure. Just how much is your data worth?”

Instant availability of patient data is critical for opticians and optometrists. Replicate Retina gives you one less thing to worry about as this secure service automatically backs up every day at the time you have chosen. Daily notifications are sent to you and to the Replicate Retina support team so that any issues are dealt with quickly and proactively, without impacting your day-to-day business. 


Replicate Retina is a data back-up service provided by UK based 24/7 Uptime Ltd.


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