Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. In the past ten years, they’ve grown from one hospital to 28 owned and affiliated hospitals, 50 health centers, a fitness chain and more. They employ more than 17,000 employees and over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conduct more than 1,000 clinical research studies.
As the only full-service hospital to remain completely functional during and after Hurricane Katrina, Ochsner embarked on a bold acquisition strategy to restore and renovate the devastated region’s healthcare, intent on improving quality, cost-effectiveness and accessibility.
With such extraordinary growth came challenges with IT. Oschner needed a way to securely manage data while supporting collaboration and virtual healthcare delivery.
By using Cisco’s Trustsec network security technology to secure sensitive data, streamlining communications with VoIP and Unified Communications and delivering virtual care through wireless and video, Ochsner was able to expand the reach and impact of their nationally-ranked expertise.
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