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Healthcare and the Data Center

January 25, 2011
at 11:16 pm PST

One of the things we have been looking at recently is what we can do to help healthcare providers with Cisco Data Center Business Advantage.  What we are finding is that DCBA has a lot to offer in terms of reducing costs, delivering new services and tackling requirements such as electronic records management.  But…don’t take my word for it--we have a video event coming up where you can hear directly from our customers.

The show features IT executives from Moses Cone Health System and Virtua, both are nonprofit healthcare organizations with multiple hospitals, clinics, and outpatient facilities.

  • Steve Horsley, associate CIO for Moses Cone Health System, who will discuss healthcare IT challenges and data center requirements for improving patient care and operational efficiency.
  • Michael Heil, manager of technology infrastructure for Moses Cone Health System and “Health IT Guy” blogger, will present his organization’s deployment of the Cisco Unified Computing System and Cisco MDS storage solutions. Heil will explain how Moses Cone has transitioned to an electronic medical records system based on the Cisco Unified Computing System platform and Microsoft Amalga, a real-time data warehousing application designed for clinical data. Heil will describe the project’s IT goals, solutions, and benefits, as well as expansion plans for the future.
  • Paul Krihak, manager of enterprise infrastructure for Virtua, will describe challenges and opportunities for healthcare IT and describe how his organization’s commitment to patient care is realized through technology. Krihak will explain how Virtua transitioned to two key data centers to support new applications, a new regional health information exchange, and an increase in digital images, and willdescribe how the data center architecture allows Virtua to move virtual servers between data centers, reducing expenses and downtime.
You can watch the show this Thursday, Jan 27 at 11am-12 at http://www.ustream.tv/ciscotv

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