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Preparing your healthcare storage system for the challenges of 2020

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The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic this year has had a major impact on healthcare. It’s forced health organizations to reconsider pretty much everything about how they do business – for instance, the way they care for patients, their strategies for optimizing workflow, and the technology they use to make it through each day. And while this aspect often goes overlooked, the coronavirus has also left its mark on healthcare organizations’ outlook on data center transformation.

During a pandemic, it’s crucial that care providers share data quickly and on a massive scale, as having accurate and timely information is essential in high-pressure situations. This information sharing can be quite difficult when providers are using disparate systems that store data in many different structured and unstructured formats and don’t communicate with each other. Sadly, very few of the systems that organizations use for managing electronic health records (EHRs) were designed for information sharing. They’re relics from a previous era when this wasn’t a priority.

Now, though, it’s absolutely essential. The typical healthcare organization has a data storage infrastructure that’s being flooded right now with thousands of tests, both for COVID-19 and otherwise. In such a critical situation, there’s very little room for error – every provider must have a system that can handle 10,000 test results with the same speed and reliability that it handles one. If your EHR system is a large, slow monolith that’s unable to adapt to spiking levels of demand, you need to act quickly to remedy that.

At Zones, we can help with that. We work with healthcare clients on a regular basis to implement dynamic new solutions that can keep pace with their ever-changing needs. Whether you’re looking for a cloud-based solution or more of an on-prem approach, we have a team of dedicated data center specialists that can guide you through the process. Our experts have a proven track record of designing, implementing, and managing data center solutions for some of the largest and most demanding organizations in the world.

We understand all the pain points involved in managing healthcare data today. We’ve seen firsthand, for example, that many of today’s EHR architectures are fundamentally flawed, as they weren’t designed to share information among disparate and independently functioning systems. We’ve examined this problem in depth, and we’re committed to addressing it – and because we’re brand-agnostic, we will take an unbiased approach to finding the best possible IT solutions to meet your needs.

Implementing data management solutions in healthcare is a complicated job. Your system needs to be reliable, and it needs to ensure that your workloads and your supporting data are well positioned to support growth, mitigate risks, and reduce costs. At Zones, we have a wealth of experience doing just that. Connect with our experts today, and you’ll find out for yourself.

To get started with a healthcare storage system from Zones, the first step is a Data Management Assessment. Are you ready to begin yours?

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