The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) is an academic medical center comprised of numerous hospitals, including Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital, Comer Children's Hospital, Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, as well as physician offices in several Chicago locations.
UCMC chose Oracle’s Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers running Oracle Solaris for their high level of performance, scalability and availability to run its mission-critical applications, including the Epic Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems.
More than 6,000 clinical staff rely on the Epic EMR system to deliver 24x7 secure access to all relevant information necessary to provide high-quality patient care, including lab results, orders, documentation on care plans, operating room management and scheduling, reporting and patient portals.
With Oracle’s Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers running Oracle Solaris, UCMC has increased performance by 40 percent, decreased maintenance costs and reduced power and cooling by 63 percent in the datacenter.
With the new platform, nurses and physicians experience rapid response times, enabling them to provide patient care in a more timely and efficient manner, which is key in hospital and critical-care environments.
Part of UCMC’s strategic five-year plan, the SPARC servers provide the capacity to support new initiatives and continued growth, including the deployment of new EMR modules and technology to support a new hospital coming online in 2013.
UCMC invested in Oracle’s Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers with Oracle Solaris in March 2010.
“Oracle’s Sun SPARC Enterprise servers provide us with a secure and reliable platform to run our mission-critical patient care applications and the ability to easily scale to accommodate future growth,” said Michael Sorensen, Executive Director and CTO, IT Services, the University of Chicago Medical Center. “The new platform has delivered dramatic results, including significantly faster response times, which is instrumental in our ability to provide patients with the best care.”