Most healthcare institutions that are moving to the cloud are taking a cautious approach. They’re pursuing plans to do things like storing data more efficiently and launching new applications to improve patient care. But many are either holding back or setting methodical schedules due to ongoing concerns about compliance, security and privacy.
The Canterbury District Health Board is setting a more aggressive pace. The health system serving more than half million people on New Zealand’s South Island is reconfiguring its whole infrastructure following a destructive earthquake in Christchurch. The district saw the rebuilding process as an opportunity to evolve its data center and its patient care philosophy.
HPE Pointnext Services is helping Canterbury District Health Board adopt a hybrid cloud approach, leading to a more agile way of delivering care.
“Healthcare systems don’t like taking risks,” Canterbury DHB Chief Digital Officer Stella Ward said. “But with the framework that HPE brings, we can take the risk out, because there’s a robust methodology at the core that’s proven successful many times over.”
To learn more about Canterbury District Health Board’s digital transformation, read the full case study.