On February 14 2017, there was an article posted by George Kerr on Cisco which talks about how Cisco has big plans to have a solution to its epic infrastructure. The solution that Cisco has provided deals mainly with electronic health records or EHRs.
Digital media records have been the healthcare industry more seamless which reduces the number of errors and improve coordination of care. Digital media records also gets rids of tangible records that are stored away in manila folders, unsecured paper, and rooms filled with filing cabinets.
With the help of flash storage, paper records are a thing of the past, however the infrastructure of the digital media records have to be “rip and replaced” every time one would want to upgrade the infrastructure. This most likely done on a routine basis of every 3 to 4 years. While this is a lot better than having tangible copies of patient information, the whole upgrading in structure is very costly and time consuming.
Cisco has announced their partnership with Pure Storage to create flash storage which is an instantly upgradable platform. Adding new capabilities and capacity only takes minutes to install. Not only this but it is also very user friendly. One early adopter of the product was able to achieve over 230% ROI from this product.