October 30, 2013 at 07:45 AM EDT
HP Helps Johnson Memorial Hospital Deliver High-Quality Patient Care

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/30/13 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that Johnson Memorial Hospital has selected HP Converged Infrastructure to deliver high-quality patient care by increasing operational efficiencies, ensuring continuity and accelerating performance of mission-critical healthcare applications.

Franklin, Ind.-based Johnson Memorial Hospital was faced with multiple aging and disaggregated external disk storage systems from EMC. These systems required manual allocation of physical storage resources to specific applications, resulting in management complexities, delayed response times and rising maintenance costs.

The hospital needed an easy-to-manage system that offered robust disaster recovery capabilities, high availability of medical records, and compliance with new regulations. The hospital also needed its critical MEDITECH environment to quickly adapt to advances in medical technologies.

Johnson Memorial Hospital replaced its legacy infrastructure with an HP Converged Infrastructure composed of HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP StoreOnce Backup, as well as HP ProLiant DL380 Blade Servers and HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosures. As a result, business-critical applications perform 50 times faster and the hospital's information systems experience zero downtime.(1) This provides clinicians with instant and reliable access to information that ensures high-quality patient care. Since moving to the new environment, the hospital also reduced ongoing maintenance fees for a key application by $50,000 for a projected savings of $250,000 over the next five years.(1)

"Our existing IT environment was siloed and required IT staff to spend most of their time fixing point solutions, resulting in inefficient healthcare services," said Scott Krodel, vice president and chief information officer, Johnson Memorial Hospital. "HP Converged Infrastructure enables us to manage our IT environment holistically and proactively, allowing us to use technology to enhance the delivery of care and services to our patients."

Replacing disparate primary storage systems with a single HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage array enabled the hospital to flexibly allocate unused storage capacity where needed, reducing the storage capacity for one of the hospital's radiology applications by 25 percent.(1) The hospital therefore decreased storage footprint and energy consumption without compromising application performance. The ability to flexibly allocate storage as needed also minimizes future hardware investments as the healthcare provider adopts new applications.

Since incorporating the HP StoreOnce 4000 Backup system into its disaster recovery strategy, Johnson Memorial Hospital has experienced four times faster backup and 10 times faster recovery speeds compared to its previous solution. Daily data backups are now completed in one hour and the time spent on weekly backups has been reduced from six hours to just one hour.(1)

A key component of HP Converged Storage, HP StoreOnce Backup ensures business continuity while maximizing capacity utilization by deduplicating backup data and storing only one copy on disk. This enables data to be efficiently replicated using low-bandwidth replication from a primary data center to one or more disaster recovery sites. In the event of a failure, workflow can continue as the HP StoreOnce Backup system splits the backup process into small segments for rapid data recovery.

Increasing backup density with the HP StoreOnce Backup system's 91.1:1 deduplication ratio enables Johnson Memorial Hospital to store 36.2 TB of data within 397 GB of disk space. Organizational and IT productivity is strengthened with the ability to effortlessly restore users' data within two to three hours -- more than four times faster than the hospital's legacy solution.(1)

To ensure business continuity, the healthcare provider also deployed an additional HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage array at its disaster recovery site. Between data replication and backups, the hospital's two data centers deliver three levels of redundancy for all critical components, including automatic backups to HP StoreOnce performed every six hours without impacting workflow.

Johnson Memorial Hospital also leverages the HP 3PAR Management Console to improve data center efficiency with simplified management and automatic provisioning of virtual volumes and drives with a few mouse clicks.

"Hospitals are under significant pressure to reduce costs while struggling to manage digital record growth, which makes implementing modern storage a business imperative," said Chris Riley, vice president, U.S., Storage, HP. "HP Converged Storage delivers the scalability to accommodate future data growth, while providing high availability and application performance, enabling Johnson Memorial Hospital to focus on patient care."

The new HP Converged Infrastructure at Johnson Memorial Hospital also has accelerated the speed of test backups and the ability to update services as well as add storage or servers. The ability to rapidly modify applications significantly improved the hospital's agility in responding to new regulatory requirements.

Johnson Memorial Hospital also worked with HP and HP partner and MEDITECH solutions provider Park Place International to migrate the hospital's MEDITECH electronic health record, healthcare information system, radiology, clinical and financial systems, resulting in additional efficiencies.

HP's premier EMEA client event, HP Discover, takes place Dec. 10-12 in Barcelona, Spain.

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(1) Based on customer results.

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