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Post Acute Medical Lays Out Plans For Netrepid’s Solutions In Latest Quarterly Newsletter

Chat-256Editor’s Note: In a recent quarterly newsletter titled “The Post“, Post Acute Medical recapped its progress and shared its future plans for moving its hospitals from an internal data center and support system to Netrepid’s data center and support services.

Who is Post Acute Medical? A healthcare provider operating 18 hospitals and 10 outpatient facilities across the US offering quality care for patients with rehabilitation needs and other medically complex conditions. The Post is a newsletter distributed by Post Acute Medical for their “friends and family.”

Below is the full content of the article, written by Jean Waverka of Waverka Communications. Lisa MacLean of Post Acute Medical is Executive Editor of “The Post.”

New Data Center To Improve Uptime And Accessibility

post-acute-medicalHas your computer been running slowly? Maybe you have experienced email drops and problems with system access?

All of these common user issues will disappear now that Post Acute Medical has begun the process of moving each of its hospitals from its existing data center to Netrepid, a Tier 3-quality provider based in Harrisburg, Pa.

“We will be using their core network and server equipment to service our facilities, while also integrating their support center and our support center to work in conjunction in providing service,” says Bryan Munchel, Senior Vice President of IT and Chief Information Officer. “They have state-of-the-art equipment. They have the right networking and the right redundancy in power and cooling. They are data center experts.”

According to Sam Coyl, President of Netrepid, his organization provides the necessary infrastructure so companies like Post Acute Medical can focus on growing the business.

“Our team works in the background,” he says. “We keep the foundation pieces moving, so you can focus on running the business of taking care of people.”

As Post Acute Medical migrates each of its hospitals to the new data center, it will also transfer those facilities using slow carrier lines to high fiber carriers.

“We are increasing their processing speeds,” says Munchel. “The response time on their applications should be noticeably faster.”

Together with the Netrepid team, Post Acute Medical initially deployed the new environment at its hospitals in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, Pa, and plans to move the remaining hospitals over to the new environment by the end of 2015. Because the current system is a fragmented collection of data stores and hidden obstacles without any documentation that must be unraveled and reconstructed in a more controlled environment, the move to the new environment requires a team effort of all participants, including IT, Netrepid and Post Acute Medical’s user community.

“In addition to the data center services, we are also in the process of moving to a much more stable Exchange environment,” Munchel adds. “The whole move is going to provide us with improved infrastructure, meaning improved uptime and improved accessibility.”

Shane Stehman
sstehman@yahoo.com