Case study

HPE Synergy future-proofs IT enabling Isala to adopt vital new medical applications

When adopting a new electronic medical records (EMR) system, leading Dutch hospital, Isala, modernized with HPE Synergy composable infrastructure, providing a flexible, future-proof platform to run the EMR and other diverse workloads, including a critical virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). With HPE Synergy, Isala can easily and dynamically grow to handle new workloads in radiology and nuclear medicine, while simplifying IT administration.

As one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands, serving a population of more than 800,000 people, Isala understands the vital need for delivering care where and when it's needed. Isala's five campuses across the northern interior of the country position the hospital to provide this population with a full range of services, from basic care to advanced clinical specialties, including cardiac surgery and rehabilitation, neurosurgery, and dialysis. To continually advance the level of care, Isala also engages in extensive scientific research, sharing this research in collaboration with 26 other hospitals in the Netherlands.
The life-critical work of such an extensive healthcare network is dependent on having a solid, reliable technology infrastructure. Everything from scheduling appointments to managing patient records, running diagnostic and lab systems, and supporting surgical operations requires consistent access to relevant applications and data 24/7. That's where Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) comes in.
For years, Isala has relied on HPE technology as the foundation for its IT infrastructure. For example, critical applications such as electronic medical records (EMR) and picture archiving and communication system (PACS) ran on HPE BladeSystem c7000 platforms and HPE ProLiant DL380 Servers, with data served from HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20000 all-flash storage, and management provided through HPE OneView. As the hospital continues to evolve, it is also looking to the future in both its clinical applications and underlying infrastructure. This led most recently to a major project upgrading Isla's EMR environment (previously developed internally) to a standards-based EMR application, which required a fresh look at the infrastructure where the new EMR would eventually land.