SOURCE: Fusion

Fusion

April 06, 2015 08:45 ET

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Drives Innovation With the Fusion Cloud

Technology Solutions Reduce Infrastructure Costs to Support Hospital's Growth Strategy

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 06, 2015) - Fusion (NASDAQ: FSNN), a leading cloud services provider, announced today that Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) has completed the keystone phase to deliver integrated cloud-based voice and managed network solutions to its clinicians in Bergen County. Fusion, which also provided services in support of the medical center's comprehensive disaster recovery plan, was selected by EHMC as an integral part of its technology innovation and network expansion strategy, which is focused on simultaneously lowering costs and increasing productivity across the enterprise while optimizing network efficiencies to support the medical center's rapid growth in the region.

EHMC's IT team worked to implement the technology innovations and improvements required to meet increasingly rigorous regulatory and compliance requirements during a period of continuous expansion. With Information Technology at the heart of initiatives focused on Meaningful Use, EHR optimization and the valuable health analytics associated with Big Data, their primary focus was to ensure that the infrastructure was in place to support the hospital's ambitious expansion plans. In addition, all IT initiatives must balance the organizational budget requirements with the need to target precious resources to the medical center's clinical initiatives, in support of its core mission to provide the highest levels of clinical and patient care. 

EHMC recognized that the effort required the kind of agility and creativity that would provide the ability to anticipate as well as keep pace with change. As a single source for everything an enterprise might need to migrate to and benefit from the advantages offered by the cloud, Fusion seamlessly converges voice and data requirements over its proprietary, high availability cloud solutions platform while providing fully managed end to end connectivity over its robust, fully diverse and redundant national network. 

"We found from the very start that Fusion was a different kind of provider. Not only do they provide a full suite of cost-saving solutions to address our current communications and network requirements, but they have proven to be a company we believe we can grow with, offering services that will address our needs well into the future. Fusion's solution has relieved the team of significant vendor management burdens by offering a single point of contact from needs assessment to implementation, with 24 x7 monitoring and maintenance. What's more, there's a live technical resource on the other end of the phone, whenever we need them," Mary Kasal, acting CIO at EHMC, commented.

EHMC's Infrastructure Director Neville Lee continued, "EHMC has opened or partnered with numerous physicians' practices to better serve our community. The Fusion Cloud Voice solution has them up and running quickly, connecting them soon after they come on board so they can focus on taking care of patients right away. Fusion has also helped secure the mission-critical transfer of patient data from radiology and imaging for our newly acquired centers with automatic failover and network solutions that come with business continuity built in."

Matthew Rosen, Fusion CEO, said, "It is a real privilege to serve EHMC, which has been providing the highest standards of care to the Englewood community and the northern New Jersey region for almost 125 years. Fusion has made a significant investment in customizing our solutions to serve the very specialized needs of the healthcare industry. We've upgraded our technology and service delivery platforms and expanded our network and infrastructure to ensure that we meet the industry's rigorous demands for technology and advanced solutions. EHMC is constantly expanding its services and outreach to improve the level of care to the community. We are honored that EHMC has again chosen Fusion to support its impressive growth with our advanced cloud solutions."

About Fusion
Fusion is a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud communications, cloud connectivity and cloud computing. Fusion's innovative, yet proven cloud solutions lower our customers' cost of ownership, and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability and speed of deployment. Fusion is a servicemark of Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. For more information, please visit www.fusionconnect.com.

About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. This acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the six percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff. In 2014, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center was named a Top Hospital by the Leapfrog Group. For more information, please visit www.englewoodhospital.com.

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