EMC infrastructure assists Kentucky health system

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ORLANDO—Norton Healthcare of Louisville, Ky., is speeding information to the point-of-care with the EMC infrastructure, according to an EMC announcement at the 2008 HIMSS conference.

Norton relies on a hospital information system to manage critical patient data for a consolidated patient view including pre-admission testing, charting, radiology and cardiology images and medication.

As part of its information lifecycle management strategy, Norton has deployed a 400-terabyte EMC information infrastructure including its EMC Symmetrix DMX, EMC Clariion networked storage systems, and EMC Celerra network-attached storage and EMC Centera content-addressed storage, as well as EMC SRDF/Synchronous, Navisphere, EMC ControlCenter, TimeFinder and Performance Manager software, according to the Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC.

Norton also utilizes EMC NetWorker software as the common interface for backup to EMC Disk Library and Norton's existing tape libraries, the company said.

Sean O'Mahoney, Norton's manager of Client/Server Information Systems, said, with “our EMC information infrastructure, we can provide our physicians, nurses and administrators with reliable access to the data they need to deliver proper care and treatment, while enabling our IT staff to manage the continuous growth of medical information.”

Norton, a not-for-profit system, includes four hospitals in Louisville; 10 Norton Immediate Care Centers; 9,700 employees; 280 employed medical providers throughout 50 locations, and nearly 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff.