New York hospital employs remote hosting services

By Kyle Hardy
10:09 AM
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NewYork-Presbyterian Hosital has completed a partial migration of its information technology server processing and storage infrastructure to a remote hosting service.

The hospital is using Atlanta-based Eclipsys' Remote Hosting Services to provide improved application performance, customer support, security and disaster recovery.

“Electing to have a portion of our technology infrastructure hosted offsite is cost effective and removes the burden of day-to-day maintenance,” said Aurelia G. Boyer, the hospital's senior vice president and chief information officerl. “This allows us to focus on making improvements to applications that help our clinicians deliver high quality patient care. Eclipsys has made this migration seamless and cost-effective.”

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is 2,242 bed medical facility that treats nearly 2 million patients annually. Of those, nearly 230,000 visit the emergency room.

With the partial migration of the hospital’s IT infrastructure to remote hosting services, NewYork-Presbyterian officials are looking to free up some floor space that was being occupied by IT hardware. They expect this to lower expenditures, which will in turn reduce the cost of care.

“In the rapidly changing healthcare technology market, maintaining an up-to-date IT infrastructure is difficult on a day-to-day basis, let alone when a hospital or health system endeavors to enhance current system functionality,” said John McAuley, Eclipsys’ senior vice president of outsourcing and support. “We provide the experience and scale to help our clients accelerate the value from their investment in technology with a predictable price and a track record of positive outcomes.”