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Optimizing Healthcare Delivery with Scalable Software Defined IT



social image.jpgThe ultimate goal for healthcare providers is to deliver the highest-quality, patient-centered care available. But the medical field is rapidly evolving, and a heavy influx of data – from electronic health records, patient histories, clinical trials, and exchanges between healthcare professionals – is shifting the understanding of how medical data can be harnessed to transform care delivery.

Rising data volumes pose significant challenges for today’s small and midsize businesses (SMBs). These organizations must find ways to streamline their operational processes, optimize data management, and quickly analyze healthcare data to extract real-time insight in order to enhance patient care. To be successful, healthcare organizations must find ways to operate quickly and effectively, while adhering to limited IT budgets. Implementing the right healthcare IT solutions is key to improving data storage management capabilities, harnessing technologies that are effective and flexible, and satisfying evolving industry demands. To stay afloat in this fast-paced and data-intensive environment, healthcare organizations are realizing that they must modernize their IT infrastructure and invest in simple, affordable storage that accelerates performance and scales to accommodate growth.

When NEJM Catalyst asked 682 clinicians, clinical leaders, and executives from across the United States about the most useful sources of healthcare data, respondents stated that today’s top three most useful sources were clinical data, cost data, and claims data. However, when the same respondents forecasted the usefulness of healthcare data in the next five years, clinical data remained at the top of the list at 82%, cost data increased from 56% to 58%, patient-generated data increased from 30% to 40%, and genomic data catapulted from 17% to 40%. This growth indicates that leveraging data to revolutionize personalized medicine, as well as finding efficient and cost-effective ways to manage it, will become critical IT concerns in the coming years.


 Source: NEJM Catalyst, 2017

Many SMBs are looking to create a scalable, efficient IT environment to accelerate results and lower costs. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) offers Modular Smart Array (MSA) Storage solutions that support a range of applications with different data requirements, either on-premises or from the cloud, with ease. This builds flexibility and agility into IT environments to accommodate ever-changing healthcare and requirements. HPE MSA Storage helps users achieve 2X the data processing capabilities at the same price point than previous generations of MSA. With dedicated file storage and flash-enabled arrays, organizations are leveraging superior availability, connectivity, and scalability to facilitate business growth. Healthcare organizations need powerful data services to effectively diagnose and treat patients, and the HPE MSA 2050 storage is a flexible, virtualized array system architecture that can be customized to fit individual business requirements, like reducing application response times and operating costs. The MSA 2050 storage is also ready for future generational upgrades, making tedious data migrations required by the competitors a thing of the past.

In addition to highly scalable MSA solutions, HPE Nimble Storage enables cloud-ready predictive analytics to anticipate digital disruptions and prevent technical issues before they occur. Nimble Storage InfoSight is the industry’s only predictive analytic engine that detects and prevents issues in the data storage system and across the entire infrastructure stack. It identifies issues that slow data execution, anticipate data management problems, and resolve remaining issues in a manner of minutes. All-flash storage is designed for effortless scalability, high performance, and manageability, allowing SMBs to deploy applications up to 6X faster, clone data to prevent single-point failure, and enhance network-wide security with up to 65% lower total cost of ownership. HPE is thriving in the Hybrid IT market, creating a leading-edge storage portfolio that integrates Nimble’s predictive flash offerings leveraging all-flash storage, enabling healthcare organizations to safeguard their valuable data while maintaining 99.9999% availability across the IT environment.

To learn more about how cutting-edge, scalable software technologies can transform your healthcare organization, I invite you to follow us on Twitter at @HPE_SMB.

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VP/GM for HPE ProLiant Rack and Tower Servers and SMB Solutions. Previously VP/GM for HPE Server Software and Enterprise Solutions. Prior to HPE, Tim founded and partnered in technology management to provide strategic and operational expertise to both established and emerging companies. Seventeen years at Dell with scope of responsibility broad and inclusive for managing the company’s single largest P/L of the core product portfolio. Established successful start-up businesses in new product segments. Worked in Asia to consolidate and scale global development and operations while engaging new business partners to create a forward-thinking organization responsible for the long-term horizon in business investments, technology planning and solution development.