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The Advantages of Active/Active Datacenters in a Hospital Environment

Posted by Ted Evans on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 01:32 PM

At Clearpath, we work with a number of community hospitals.  Like all verticals, healthcare has its own set of unique elements and challenges - the most important of which is related to system downtime.  It’s not a revelation that downtime costs money; that is well-documented.  However, in a hospital setting, downtime has the potential to impact patient health and well-being.  Imagine the impact of downtime when trying to register a new patient in the ER, when pulling up an MRI in a patient room, or requesting medication from the on-site pharmacy.  All of these tasks depend on reliable backend IT systems.  Although system downtime is a component of any IT environment, it is especially important for hospitals to invest in business continuity strategies that will minimize the amount of planned and unplanned downtime wherever possible.   

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Topics: EMC, Datacenter, IT for Healthcare

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