FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– May 14, 2014 09:00 AM — DataCore, a leader in software-defined storage, today announced that Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC), a renowned hospital in Englewood, N.J., has successfully implemented DataCore’s SANsymphony-V platform to help provide the highest level of patient care. Through a software-defined storage architecture powered by DataCore, the Medical Center has significantly increased application performance, reduced downtime and maximized existing storage capacity, all while reducing storage-related costs.
“We are a 24/7 operation and while products are important, our main priority is providing safe, high-quality, efficient care to the patients we serve”
“We are a 24/7 operation and while products are important, our main priority is providing safe, high-quality, efficient care to the patients we serve,” said Ronald Fuschillo, chief information officer at EHMC. “As a state-of-the-art healthcare facility, there are greater expectations and zero tolerance for error – whether in IT or the OR (operating room). The capabilities of DataCore SANsymphony-V not only align with our uncompromising standards, but allow us to continue to deliver patient care seamlessly without interruption, which is critical to our mission.”
EHMC is renowned for its cardiac, vascular and bloodless surgery programs. The Medical Center earned its reputation as a regional leader through a wide range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. EHMC needed reliable and efficient infrastructural upkeep to support its commitment of providing safe, high-quality and compassionate care to the community.
“Over the next four years, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center projected a 10X data growth, and as a result, storage became the number one priority for the hospital’s IT team,” said Steve Houck, chief operating officer at DataCore. “Not only is DataCore designed to help organizations maximize their existing storage investments, the software is heterogeneous in nature, meaning any type of storage from any vendor can easily be added to the storage architecture.”
All of EHMC’s critical data is now stored on DataCore’s SANsymphony-V platform, including the hospital’s large PACS system, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Oracle PeopleSoft and Microsoft SQL Servers. By leveraging DataCore, the Medical Center has experienced multiple benefits associated with faster performance and greater productivity through Exchange, the Payroll system and back-ups. Payroll times were cut in half and backups improved significantly, decreasing from eight hours to three hours. Further financial benefits included extending the life of the EHMC’s current storage investments. The Medical Center reclaimed over-provisioned storage by using the thin-provisioning technology inherent to SANsymphony-V, providing sufficiently more storage space while significantly reducing costs.
A complete case study discussing the DataCore deployment at EHMC is available here: https://www.datacore.com/testimonials/englewood-medical-center.
About Englewood Hospital & Medical Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology. Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.
About DataCore Software
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