Texas Children’s Hospital – Symantec Data Protection Success

The IT department at Texas Children’s Hospital has faced significant barriers over the past decade that introduced both cost and risks into the IT environment. First, the IT environment had to be secure and protected from attack, even to the level of the endpoint, and managed from a centralized console. Second, changes in healthcare and government regulations demanded regular and detailed security and compliance reporting. Third, as part of its deployment of Epic software for healthcare information and workflow management and the next-generation Oracle PeopleSoft upgrade, the Texas Children’s Hospital team sought to standardize data center infrastructure software for enhanced availability, improved labor productivity, and lower costs. Finally, the team wanted to centralize management of the desktop and laptop environments for greater flexibility, enhanced security, and streamlined efficiencies.A Total Operational & Economic Impact (TOEI) analysis by The Alchemy Solutions Group found the different solutions from Symantec are driving more than $11.0 million in realized and projected business value in labor productivity gains, cost savings, and cost avoidance, for Texas Children’s Hospital. The timeframe for analysis ranges from January 2001 through December 2009.

Success Details

  • Servers: 600 servers running Microsoft Windows, IBM AIX, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Applications: Epic, Oracle PeopleSoft

Organization Profile

Texas Children’s Hospital, located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, is one of the largest full-care pediatric hospitals in the United States. Dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education, and research, Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and is its primary pediatric training site. Baylor professors also are the service chiefs and staff physicians of Texas Children’s Hospital. Texas Children’s Hospital’s Integrated Delivery System includes the nation’s first pediatric HMO, Texas Children’s Health Plan, with over 200,000 covered lives and Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates, and a physician practice group that includes 150 physicians at 44 offices.

Business Value Analysis Study

Data Center Infrastructure Standardization, Security Management, IT Compliance, Backup and Restore, and High Availability

The IT department at Texas Children’s Hospital has faced significant barriers over the past decade that introduced both cost and risks into the IT environment. First, the IT environment had to be secure and protected from attack, even to the level of the endpoint, and managed from a centralized console. Second, changes in healthcare and government regulations demanded regular and detailed security and compliance reporting. Third, as part of its deployment of Epic software for healthcare information and workflow management and the next-generation Oracle PeopleSoft upgrade, the Texas Children’s Hospital team sought to standardize data center infrastructure software for enhanced availability, improved labor productivity, and lower costs. Finally, the team wanted to centralize management of the desktop and laptop environments for greater flexibility, enhanced security, and streamlined efficiencies.

A Total Operational & Economic Impact (TOEI) analysis by The Alchemy Solutions Group found the different solutions from Symantec are driving more than $11.0 million in realized and projected business value in labor productivity gains, cost savings, and cost avoidance, for Texas Children’s Hospital. The timeframe for analysis ranges from January 2001 through December 2009.

Source: Symantec

2011-03-01T10:27:46+00:00 March 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

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