Hospital Group Uses Increased IT Capacity to Launch Next Generation Electronic Referral Management and Clinical Portal
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – September 6, 2017 – Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that Queensland’s largest public hospital and health service, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, has deployed the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, helping it to reduce costs and develop new digital services to improve patient care and the flexibility of delivering clinical information systems.
Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) comprises five hospitals including Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital, Redcliffe, Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals in Brisbane’s north and treats more than 600,000 patients annually.
Metro North’s Solutions Architect Antony Batrouni said the consolidation meant going from four data centres to one highly resilient primary site with a remote disaster recovery site.
“We needed something that could scale quickly to meet the demands of a much larger organisation, and that’s when we selected Nutanix,” Mr Batrouni said.
The additional IT capability achieved with Nutanix has enabled a commensurate platform for digital services to be implemented within the hospital group. It deployed the MNHHS electronic Referral Management system and Enterprise Service Bus, which will be extended for broader clinical services in the near term. These systems require high performance and availability as expected by clinical services.
Mr Batrouni said the types of systems the HHS was launching now were more complex than ever before, with a DevOps team focused on developing innovative services for clinicians to enable them to provide better care to patients.
“Nutanix ensures these services are reliable and can be turned into a platform faster than ever before,” Mr Batrouni said.
Nutanix has also enabled Metro North to make significant cost savings in database management systems (DBMS) licensing fees and a total reduction in cost of almost 50 per cent per virtual machine (VM) deployed.
“In a hospital environment, any cost savings made in areas such as IT are then available to be invested back into patient care,” Mr Batrouni said.
With the Nutanix platform, MNHHS is looking to new technology to bring additional services to benefit patients, such as advanced medical imaging. Overall, the platform has led to increased performance, higher availability and improved disaster recovery design across the 800 applications used daily by staff. The platform is supporting around four times its previous workload and with additional capacity to spare. This means a better user experience and mitigated impact to clinical staff and patients if there are any outages or other issues.
Nutanix was selected by Metro North primarily due to its maturity and leadership in the enterprise cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure space, as well as its compatibility with Dell. The organisation has incrementally increased its environment since the initial deployment and uses virtually all Nutanix’s products and services. It is considering using the Nutanix hypervisor AHV in the near future.
“Health organisations and the patients they care for can gain huge benefits from digital transformation,” said Matt Young, Senior Vice President and Head of APJ, Nutanix.
“To realise that potential, you need the right infrastructure in place to manage it. Metro North is using enterprise cloud technology to save costs and develop digital services that have real benefits for clinicians and patients.”
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