LightEdge adds value to the HNc Network through secure Cloud Computing services
DES MOINES, IA, January 25, 2011 – LightEdge Solutions is pleased to announce that it has completed the necessary network egress to allow HealthNet connect-affiliated hospitals and clinics to access enterprise-grade Cloud Computing services over the fiber-optic network initiated by Iowa Health Systems. HNc members can now leverage the true potential of this high-speed network by tapping into secure, managed cloud IT services, such as, Virtual Servers, Data Storage and Backup platforms, Unified Communications and Network Security hosted from LightEdge’s state-of-the-art data center in Altoona, IA. LightEdge is currently the only certified vendor able to offer managed IT services over the HNc network.
HealthNet connect offers hospitals and clinics bandwidth speeds up to 100 Mbps to ensure that rural and urban healthcare facilities alike have access to the necessary infrastructure and bandwidth to readily exchange healthcare information, images and video to provide collaborative care for patients. The ability to utilize such a network allows care groups involving multiple locations to make better decisions about how to deliver IT services and the location of data storage.
“With the sensitivity and high availability needs of the data related to healthcare,” said Jeff Springborn, president and chief operating officer of LightEdge Solutions. “The physical and virtual security methods implemented at our data center facilities give LightEdge a unique position to impact the medical community of Iowa by offering access to secure and less costly IT platforms that can be shared across a multitude of clinic sites.”
The 3,200-mile fiber optic network provides services to Iowa Health System‘s 11 largest hospitals and some network rural hospitals, operating at a 99.999 percent reliability rate and processing more than 8 million transactions per day. The network runs throughout Iowa and spans four states, with direct fiber connections to major metropolitan cities such as Chicago and Denver.
“I was very impressed with how quickly (LightEdge) configured the HNc connection, said Dennis Blazek, IT manager for Clarke County Hospital. “Their whole technical team has been easy to work with and actually working at the (LightEdge data center) has been much easier than I thought it would be.”
LightEdge has also been selected as the data center to house the infrastructure for Iowa’s Health Information Exchange. The synergy related to LightEdge’s involvement with both HIE and HealthNet connect will, over time, enable healthcare entities in Iowa to become more progressive with the use of Information Technology. The result of which will be an increase in shared medical information, better patient outcomes and reduced costs through shared IT platforms.
For additional details on LightEdge’s involvement with HealthNet connect and Iowa’s medical community, please contact LightEdge Sales at 877-771-3343, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lightedge.com.
About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions is a customer-centric cloud computing company devoted to solving the IT issues of businesses nationwide. By utilizing our economies of scale, connections with world-class vendors and our own internal passion for engineering, LightEdge allows its customers to “plug in” to enterprise-grade IT solutions that maximize uptime and performance, yet fit into their budget. For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.
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