Customers and Partners Tag Team with NetApp at HIMSS13

Customers and Partners Tag Team with NetApp at HIMSS13 to highlight how innovative data storage solutions improve clinical workflow and lead to better patient outcomes

Last week NetApp participated in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in New Orleans, LA. This was NetApp’s third year attending the conference – one of the largest in healthcare management. Improving patient care was a theme that echoed throughout the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  Together with 25 of its strategic partners, NetApp demonstrated its solutions for fast, secure, reliable access to data, anytime and anywhere.


NetApp had over 18 different in-booth presentations. They held more than50 VIP meetings and also caught the eye of over 600 CIOs from across the country at the CHIME CIO Forum.


On Monday, March 4, NetApp announced that MEDITECH, the leading provider of electronic health records, certified NetApp FAS storage for its EHR systems giving customers ability to consolidate architectures and previously-siloed storage to gain efficiencies and simplicity. Check out Dave Nesvisky’s interview, where he talks with Healthcare IT news Ed Heiland, about the MEDITECH certification.


On Tuesday, March 5, Kirk Larson, vice president and chief information officer at Children’s Hospital of Central California, discussed the personalized storage solution NetApp devised. It focuses on an agile data infrastructure that provides high availability, utilizes virtualization technology, employs disaster recovery strategies, and improves workflow, clinical care, and IT SLAs.


Wednesday, March 6, was the last day of exhibits. Raj Rana promoted clustered Data ONTAP and pointed out its unique qualities. Its unified scale-out storage solution allows one to deploy NAS and SAN storage and file-based protocols in a shared scale-out data storage system.


For more information regarding the week at HIMSS check out @Jessica_lindley twitter page for a play by play of the events


Take a look at the infographic unveiled during HIMSS discussing the body as a source of data here.