Canadian Health Centre Advances Patient Care with Reliable Network Solution

 
 

This Canadian Health Centre recently completed the first phase of a four-year $450 million expansion project that doubled the medical center’s area to nearly one million square feet and added a state-of-the-art cancer center. First opened in May 2012, the new complex comprises a technically elite medical center with 319 beds plus 12 bassinets in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The regional care centre provides advanced diagnostics, radiation treatment, and follow-up cancer care to the nearly half-million people living in Eastern Canada. At the heart of the health centre's expansion is an Extreme Networks' network solution that keeps critical information flowing smoothly 24×7. When designing the new health center, they outlined demanding network specifications for the speed, capacity, and flexibility to handle 2,000 end-user computing devices running approximately 400 software applications.

Benefits of the new network solution include:

  • Reduced EHR backup time from 28 hours to 4 hours—a sevenfold improvement 
  • Enhanced the new cancer center’s data integrity and accuracy rating from 14th to 10th in the province 
  • Improved overall patient satisfaction ratings and decreased wait times from the previous year
   
 
Challenge
 
 
 
  • Deliver exceptional healthcare to patients by collecting and analyzing Big Data, supporting patient and staff mobility, and securely sharing the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and diagnostic images
 
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