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Case Study: BT telehousing ensures healthy information flows for leading Dutch teaching hospital

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For clinicians, having the right information
immediately to hand can save lives. In
recognition of that fact, new regulations in
the Netherlands stipulate even greater data
security. But, faced with compliance problems,
Jetse Pettinga found self-build replacement
data centres don’t come cheap.

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Case Study: BT telehousing ensures healthy information flows for leading Dutch teaching hospital

  1. 1. Case studySt Antonius HospitalBT telehousing ensures healthyinformation flows for leadingDutch teaching hospital For clinicians, having the right information immediately to hand can save lives. In recognition of that fact, new regulations in the Netherlands stipulate even greater data security. But, faced with compliance problems, Jetse Pettinga found self-build replacement data centres don’t come cheap. Fortunately for Jetse, BT had recently built an extension to its state-of-the-art data centre in Nieuwegein. Today the BT Compute Telehousing solution is helping Jetse and his team assure the availability of information, while helping St Antonius become a more sustainable and future proof business.With its vast experience of managing the NHS IT programme inthe UK, we saw BT as a supplier with the right track record. Avisit to the BT Nieuwegein data centre confirmed that it was asgood as had been rumoured.”Jetse PettingaHead of systems managementSt Antonius Hospital
  2. 2. Case studySt Antonius Hospital “With BT Compute Telehousing we get leading edge technology, assure regulatory compliance, and reduce costs through economies of scale. At the same time we become a more sustainable business by using energy-efficient facilities.” Jetse Pettinga, Head of systems management , St Antonius HospitalBT Compute Telehousing solution allows St Antonius Hospitalput information management at its heartChallenge Solution ValueSt Antonius is one of the top five teaching St Antonius already runs one of the most With its optical fibre ring extended tohospitals in the Netherlands, and the country’s efficient IT departments in the Netherlands reach the new BT Nieuwegein dataleading authority for the treatment of heart healthcare sector. Its in-house developed centre, St Antonius can expect virtuallyand lung problems. With five major medical electronic records system virtually zero downtime for everything fromcentres in Nieuwegein and Utrecht, including eradicates the use of paper. A self-healing standard Microsoft Office applicationsa new hospital opening in 2012, St Antonius optical fibre ring with high performance to sophisticated digital imaging systems.has 1.5 million registered patients. switches ensures that the campus network offers the highest availability. Meanwhile mirroring of hardware andThe Dutch healthcare sector is undergoing software at both main and back up sites meansa massive transformation. Benchmarks for However, it was found that an offsite back improved business continuity. Virtualisationthe cost and quality of clinical procedures up data centre could not meet the ever- enables workloads to be balanced across sites,are being imposed. Hospitals will be audited more-stringent regulatory requirements. But doubling the available processing and storage,against those targets, with performance self-build costs to rectify the situation were but ensuring that either data centre candata published in league tables. Failure prohibitive, and with an eye to the future run independently in an emergency. Shouldto meet minimum standards could given escalating storage requirements, the failover ever occur, all applications wouldresult in penalties or even closure. St Antonius IT team started scouring the be up and running again within 30 minutes. market for cost effective alternatives.Healthcare providers will also be expected With the hospital’s demand for storageto comply with data security standards BT had recently built a new extension to its data exploding at 45TB per annum, there’s alwaysdeemed necessary for good patient care. Jetse centre in Nieuwegein; among the first to meet more capacity on tap in the BT NieuwegeinPettinga, head of systems management at St tough EU Energy Usage Efficiency standards. data centre. What’s more, some medicalAntonius Hospital, explains: “The healthcare It uses state-of-the-art energy management research records needs to be kept for overmarket is becoming more competitive and and cooling systems, along with sustainable 100 years: yet, when needed, they mustmore regulated at the same time. Effective UPS power supplies, making it one of the be accessible within two minutes. Just asinformation management is critical, and it was most energy-efficient installations of its kind. well, then, that the BT Compute Telehousingtime for St Antonius to check its readiness.” solution also provides archiving options. Jetse Pettinga says: “We evaluated a number of options and found that a BT Jetse Pettinga concludes: “With BT Compute Compute Telehousing solution served from Telehousing we get leading edge technology, the Nieuwegein data centre was far more assure regulatory compliance, and reduce cost effective than starting from scratch.” costs through economies of scale. At the same time we become a more sustainable business by using energy-efficient facilities.” Core BT services ¾¾ BT Compute TelehousingOffices worldwideThe services described in this publication are subject toavailability and may be modified from time to time. Servicesand equipment are provided subject to the respective BritishTelecommunications plc standard conditions of contract.Nothing in this publication forms any part of any contract.© British Telecommunications plc 2012Registered office: 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJRegistered in England No: 180000004/12

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