Have you ever wondered what it takes to ensure that the data behind every life-saving surgery, every critical care decision, and every patient record is not only secure but also instantly recoverable in the face of cyber threats? In the world of healthcare, where every second can mean the difference between life and death, this isn't just a technical challenge - it's a mission.

Microsoft Healthcare

This year, Rubrik is proud to announce that we have been named Microsoft’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner of the Year for 2024. This accolade represents our unwavering commitment to protecting patient data, while enabling seamless operations in healthcare organizations, and driving innovative solutions in partnership with Microsoft.

This award comes on the heels of our wins last year as Microsoft Partner of the Year in the US and in the UK. Each recognition underscores our dedication to meeting the unique needs of our clients across different regions and industries. While last year's awards highlighted our overall contributions globally, this year’s accolade specifically celebrates our transformative impact in the healthcare and life sciences sectors.

In healthcare, data breaches can have catastrophic consequences. According to the Ponemon Institute, cyberattacks in this sector lead to a 37% increase in procedure delays, a 28% rise in complications, and a 56% longer hospital stay for patients. The financial repercussions are equally daunting, with the average cost of a healthcare data breach reaching $11 million in 2023. Such statistics highlight the urgent need for robust data security solutions.

Why Rubrik stands out?

At Rubrik, we’ve risen to these challenges with innovative solutions that safeguard healthcare data against cyber threats. Our collaboration with Microsoft has been instrumental in delivering end-to-end security, particularly through our integration with Epic on Azure. Here are some of the reasons I believe Rubrik stood out:

1. Comprehensive Data Protection: Rubrik provides natively immutable backups for Epic workloads on Azure, ensuring the integrity of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems. This capability is vital for healthcare providers who depend on these systems for daily operations and patient care.

2. Rapid Recovery: With Rubrik, healthcare organizations can achieve near-zero Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) using features like Rubrik Live Mount for databases. This means no more prolonged downtimes or extensive data transfer processes, enabling faster recovery and continuity of care.

3. Cost Efficiency: Our solutions not only enhance security but also deliver significant cost savings. For instance, St. Luke’s University Health Network achieved 73% Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings over three years by switching to Rubrik for its Epic backup hosting on Azure.

4. Seamless Integration: Rubrik’s integration with Microsoft’s suite of tools, including Azure, MS 365, and Sentinel, offers a unified security approach. This seamless integration allows healthcare providers to manage and protect their data more effectively.

Driving Innovation, Impact and Customer Confidence

Rubrik’s collaboration with Microsoft has also resulted in innovative solutions that set new standards in the industry. A notable example is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), which secured its critical M365 data against cyberattacks using Rubrik Security Cloud. This project is a testament to the efficacy of our solutions and the strength of our partnership with Microsoft.

Rubrik continues to be a trusted partner for over 100 of the nation’s top healthcare and life sciences organizations. Our ongoing innovations, including the integration of GenAI companion Ruby, promise to enhance our ability to protect sensitive patient data and streamline cyber investigation and recovery processes.

Our partnership with Microsoft is more than a business relationship; it’s a shared mission to enable healthcare organizations to operate securely and efficiently. As Bipul Sinha, CEO of Rubrik, aptly puts it, “When it comes to healthcare, ensuring sensitive data is protected in the face of cyber attacks enables organizations to focus on what matters, their patients’ care.”

Winning the Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner of the Year award is an honor that validates our efforts and inspires us to continue innovating. At Rubrik, we are committed to empowering healthcare organizations to face the future with confidence, ensuring that they can provide the best care for their patients while knowing their data is secure.

Together with Microsoft, we are not just protecting data; we are protecting lives.