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Extreme Fabric Connect Enables Advanced Paperless Environment at Concord Hospital

Published 11 Dec 2017

Concord Hospital, a Regional Healthcare system in Central New Hampshire, is a charitable organization whose goal is to provide the highest quality patient care and the best possible outcomes for every person who walks through the door of any of their 30 facilities. Concord Hospital found that their previous network wasn’t giving them the efficiency they needed to deal with the massive technology shift in healthcare. Their networking team was spending too much time on day-to-day manual operations, and network complexity was having a negative impact on availability. Finally, Concord Hospital was experiencing the effects of an influx of IoT devices because they were already supporting thousands of devices on their network, they needed a way to isolate medical devices to prevent potential security risks.

Concord Hospital ultimately chose to deploy an end-to-end network from Extreme Networks to deliver 24x7x365 network availability to support their completely-paperless hospital and to improve outcomes and increase satisfaction for the half million patients and over 5,000 staff members they serve. With the combination of fabric and policy, Concord Hospital dramatically simplified the edge of the network and automated the attachment of users and devices.

Technology Needs:

  • 24x7x365 uptime to support complex paperless environment
  • Wired/wireless infrastructure
  • Simple network management
  • Secure patient information
  • Network segmentation

Results:

  • Dramatically simplified the edge of the network and automated the attachment of users and devices
  • Highly-segmented network
  • Simplified network management
  • Reduced operating expenses
  • Enhanced network security

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