Enterprise networking vendor Brocade today said it will be driving a data center network for Comanche County Memorial Hospital.
The main objective of the deal is to provide the infrastructure for a future emergency department and the transition to a McKesson Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
The end-to-end data center network is delivering a tenfold increase in network capacity and creating a fully redundant network architecture that scales to meet future data and device demands.
James Wellman, chief information officer at Comanche County Memorial Hospital, said that a robust network is pivotal in helping the hospital maintain its core mission of helping its employees and patients live better, healthier lives.
The hospital is setting up a new 36-bed emergency department, slated for completion in spring 2015, and will be utilizing the best technologies.
Brocade said telemedicine carts will help the new emergency department respond to patient health needs faster by making data accessible anywhere in the hospital — from the emergency check-in desk to the radiology department, and every other department, for a seamless patient experience.
With a 20 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network backbone, the hospital can support the latest advances in telemedicine and radiology, while implementing cost-saving business applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP).