The company claims that, by implementing EMC technology to support this initiative, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has achieved more responsive patient care and uninterrupted access to medical data and increased operational efficiency. In addition, massive storage and server consolidation and automation of data recovery, backup and restore functions have enabled CTCA to manage its growing information infrastructure and without adding storage administrative staff.
The company has also said that CTCA also uses EMC NetWorker software to back up its entire production environment to an EMC Disk Library 4100, which is replicated to another Disk Library. The disk backups are eventually ported to tape for longer-term storage.
Chad Eckes, chief information officer of CTCA, said: Unlike the traditional approach of incrementally adding new applications and IT components to achieve an EHR, CTCA engineered a complete transformation of our IT application architecture all at once. We now have a cohesive, centralized system that integrates every aspect of a patient’s care and delivers unprecedented information security and availability.
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