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Atlantic Health System transforms data infrastructure and tracks to save millions with Pure Storage

Atlantic Health System , a non-profit New Jersey healthcare organization , has deployed Pure Storage solutions to ensure the high-performance of its mission-critical applications . Other benefits include simplicity of deployment and management , scalability and flexibility .

Atlantic Health System ( AHS ) has

standardized on Pure Storage solutions to ensure the high-performance of its mission-critical applications , including its Epic electronic health record ( EHR ) system , as well as to meet its growing backup and rapid restore requirements .
This implementation cut the demands on IT staff for storage management and is expected to save AHS more than US $ 1 million over six years – funds that can be applied for strategic investment that further elevates care .
AHS is a non-profit New Jersey organization with five hospitals , more than 1,600 beds , relationships with thousands of practitioners statewide and awardwinning programs across numerous fields . The
IT team works to ensure that physicians and care providers have instant access to the information they need , so they can spend more time focused on patients and not worry about technology .
When AHS made the decision to move to Epic for its EHR needs , the IT staff took the opportunity to evaluate its data foundation – including latency and ability to scale . While AHS planned to first deploy Epic in out-patient environments , the intent was to expand its use to in-patient settings . This move would increase the number of end-users from less than 1,000 to approximately 16,000 . AHS needed a data foundation that could scale to meet that demand without unnecessary costs , interruptions or management complexity . After initially evaluating its incumbent storage vendor , AHS chose Pure Storage .
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