Canadian Health Centre Advances Patient Care with Reliable Network Solution

Published 8 Jan 2018

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.

  • 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

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

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