Cisco and Pure Storage Announce Epic Infrastructure Solution
The shift from paper to electronic health records (EHRs) has brought fundamental change to healthcare operations. Boosted by the 2009 HITECH Act, EHR adoption by hospitals is now near-universal at 96%, according to a HHS report. Digital medical records have helped streamline workflows, reduce errors, and improve coordination of care. Thanks to technology, we’ve said goodbye to thick manila folders, unsecured paper, and cumbersome filing cabinets. #Cisco #PureStorage course, electronic data still has to be “stored.” And unlike the medical record, the world of data storage had been the same for decades. While costs for spinning disk storage fell dramatically and capacity increased, much of the underlying technology had remained the same. Today with the advent of “flash” storage, racks of spinning disks are being replaced with faster and more energy efficient storage solutions, and most healthcare IT organizations are moving to flash storage to improve the performance of their EHR. With most storage solutions, you have to “rip and replace” infrastructure every time you want to upgrade, usually every 3 to 4 years. That’s time consuming – not to mention expensive.