Louisiana Hospital Trusts RISC Networks to Justify Million Dollar IT Investment

Louisiana Hospital Trusts RISC Networks to Justify Million Dollar IT Investment

RISC Networks Evaluates and Validates Slidell Memorial’s IT Environment

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Slidell Memorial Hospital was preparing for a sizable IT infrastructure refresh with Cisco Systems, and they needed data to support their decision. RISC Networks was able to provide value, save time and money for Slidell. They also provided services their previous monitoring capabilities did not offer and helped justify their investment.

Solutions and Analytics

  • Network Assessment
  • Asset Discovery and Report
  • Critical Interface Report
  • Device End-of-Life Report

Key Benefits

  • Analyzed Entire Infrastructure
  • Quick Problem Identification
  • End-of-Life Equipment Analysis
  • Automated Assessment Process

The Challenge

Slidell Memorial Hospital was preparing for a sizable IT infrastructure refresh with Cisco Systems, and they needed data to support their decision. In order to justify this  multi-million dollar investment to the board of commissioners, the IT infrastructure team required data to justify the decision and budget.

RISC Networks’ Solution

RISC Networks was brought in to help the infrastructure team at Slidell Memorial Hospital to evaluate the IT infrastructure readiness, and identify potential problem areas before implementing the Cisco solution. Infrastructure supervisor of SMH, Patricia Gonzalez, was excited about how the reports from the assessment allowed the business to create a much more accurate and informed decision.

The engagement identified and evaluated almost a thousand devices, correlated and analyzed millions of records and monitored thousands of interfaces. After the analytics engagement was complete, problem areas were identified down to the device level, the exact issue, and how to fix it. This helped Gonzalez’s team get things prepared for the deployment of the equipment and to justify the replacement.

Not only were the analysis results from RISC Networks valuable to the board of commissioners, they also gave Gonzalez the peace of mind that the Cisco installed Call Manager was up to HIPAA standards.

“RISC Networks offered something my present monitoring capabilities didn’t offer. It adds value, and saves time and money. We want to do this quarterly.” – Patricia Gonzales, Infrastructure Supervisor, Slidell Memorial Hospital

Validation & Remediation

The comprehensive network assessment discovered all of the hospital’s network infrastructure issues and mapped those issues with potential solutions. The RISC Networks critical interface report served as a punch list for the hospital’s network remediation projects and provided data down to the interface level.

About Slidell Memorial Hospital

Celebrating its 55th anniversary in November 2014, Slidell Memorial Hospital has received several awards that recognize its committment to compassionate care and a patient-centered culture.

As a 229-bed acute care community hospital located in the heart of Slidell, Louisiana, they provide access to the latest treatments, technology, and expert physicians. In order to deliver such care and treatment, Slidell relies on a robust network infrastructure and IT services.

Slidell Memorial Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in their community and to becoming nationally recognized for superior service.

About RISC Networks

With a focus on IT discovery and application dependency mapping, RISC Networks provides meaningful data analysis for some of the largest global 500 companies. Their mission is to improve the performance of both partner and end-user’s businesses by simplifying their daily activities and producing the outcome they expect from their IT solutions.