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Network Hardware Resale Optimizes Sansum Clinic’s Network Infrastructure to Support the Implementation of a New Electronic Health Record Program

NHR Helps Healthcare Companies and Providers Transition to Efficient, More Cost Effective IT Infrastructures

Santa Barbara, Calif. ─ February 21, 2012 ─ Network Hardware Resale (NHR), the world’s leading provider of pre-owned and new networking equipment, announced that it is working with Sansum Clinic to support its network infrastructure. Sansum Clinic is the oldest and largest non-profit, outpatient healthcare provider between the Los Angeles Basin and San Francisco Bay area.

Showcasing its IT/Networking expertise for the healthcare industry, Network Hardware Resale helped Sansum Clinic implement a new electronic health record (EHR) platform from EPIC called “Wave”, which creates a single and continuously updated electronic chart for each patient. The highly secure platform enables records to be complete and accessible by healthcare providers from anywhere at any time. The resulting network strategy included migrating Sansum Clinic’s older legacy network gear to Cisco, building a best-of-breed platform that could serve as the underlying technology to support the new EHR system.

Working with Network Hardware Resale, Sansum Clinic achieved the following:

  • Purchased pre-owned Cisco switches and routers, saving an estimated $1.1 million in hardware costs (over Cisco list price) since 2009
  • With NHR’s NetSure™, Sansum Clinic is saving $57,000 annually in maintenance fees
  • The expertise, speed and agility of the Network Hardware Resale team enabled Sansum Clinic to achieve its migration goals faster than originally anticipated

“Deep networking expertise, speed of service and product availability provided by Network Hardware Resale fueled our ability to rapidly migrate to our EHR platform and upgrade our IT infrastructure,” said Donovan Wade, Manager of Technology Services, Sansum Clinic. “All in all, Network Hardware Resale has allowed us to move even faster to get to where we needed to go with reliable networking equipment.”

“Our work with Sansum Clinic is a great example of how we leverage the right resources to compose a network infrastructure that fits the needs of the customer while enabling them to adapt to changes and new organizational demands,” said Mike Sheldon, president and CEO of Network Hardware Resale. “The cost savings realized by Sansum Clinic from using pre-owned networking equipment allowed it to focus on and prioritize other IT initiatives as well as speed up its EHR migration.”

To view the case study detailing Sansum Clinic’s adoption of EHR with Network Hardware Resale, visit http://networkhardware.com/Sansum_Healthcare_Casestudy.

To learn more about how Network Hardware Resale can help healthcare providers and organizations in their transition to electronic health records with networking products and services, visit booth #6534 at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas from Feb. 20 – Feb. 24, 2012.

About Sansum Clinic
Sansum Clinic is the largest independent nonprofit healthcare organization between the Los Angeles Basin and the San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 150 affiliated physicians, Sansum Clinic provides the full spectrum of healthcare services, from primary care to more than 30 specialties. Sansum Clinic serves more than 150,000 patients (600,000 visits) annually at our 21 patient care facilities between Carpinteria and Santa Maria. For more information, visit http://sansumclinic.org/

About Network Hardware Resale
Network Hardware Resale is the world’s leading provider of pre-owned and new networking equipment. Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., the Company is an independent reseller of pre-owned Cisco, Brocade/Foundry, and Juniper networking equipment and is a Premier member of Dell’s PartnerDirect program. Network Hardware Resale offers cost-effective network management, asset management, alternative maintenance and technical support services. Founded in 1986, Network Hardware Resale provides access to global personalized technical and sales support from its Santa Barbara, Dallas metro, New York City metro, Amsterdam, London and Singapore locations. Organizations worldwide purchase quality networking equipment from NHR, including Global 1000 companies, small and mid-sized enterprises, government entities, educational institutions, healthcare organizations and telecommunications service providers. For more information, visit www.networkhardware.com.

Angelique Springer Davis
Network Hardware Resale
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