BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Business today announced that Lahey Health, an integrated health care system in northeastern Massachusetts, implemented Comcast Business Ethernet network services across more than 60 locations. The network empowers Lahey Health to coordinate patient care and electronic health records (EHRs) across facilities.
Lahey Health is comprised of hospitals, physicians, behavioral health services, and post-acute programs including home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources. The health care system includes nearly 1,400 locally based physicians throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
Lahey Health serves thousands of patients daily through ambulatory care centers, hospital facilities, 24-hour emergency departments and a trauma center. Due to the extensive system and number of locations, the team enlisted the assistance of its technology consultant, ROI Communications, to assist with coordinating a unified network and services.
"With the implementation of EHRs and other technology solutions, the Lahey Health system required a strong, reliable network to share patient information, images and files across locations for superior patient care," said Joe DeStefano, president of ROI Communications. "Our long-time partnership with Comcast Business enables us to provide Lahey Health with the level of support and high-performance network infrastructure they need for smooth operations."
Comcast Business provides Lahey Health with three Ethernet Network Service (ENS) hubs in Beverly, Burlington and Winchester that connect more than 60 doctor offices and facilities with capacity ranging from 100 Megabits-per-second (Mbps) to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps). Additionally, Lahey Health uses four 1 Gbps and two 10 Gbps Ethernet Private Lines (EPLs) to connect larger off-site medical centers and IT facilities. Finally, Comcast Business provides backup connections to Lahey facilities via Business Internet services.
"Comcast Business allows us to provide services to all of our medical facilities, including those located in southern New Hampshire, as well as the reliability and ability to provide a comprehensive end-to-end solution. We have not had a location that Comcast Business cannot service," said Bernie McGrory, Director of Network Services, of Lahey Health. "We are able to have a primary and backup infrastructure through Comcast that strengthens our ability to maintain 24/7 operations – the backup circuit allows us to remain operational regardless of any scheduled or unplanned Comcast ENS/EPL maintenance or outage."
With the connected infrastructure, Lahey Health clinicians are able to share EHRs and images across locations in addition to managing patient schedules, billing and connecting to the wider internet. The increased network capacity allows Lahey Health to deploy same-day virus protection and provide voice recognition for dictating patient records and other applications.
"Lahey Health is one of the biggest health care providers in Massachusetts, and we are committed to making sure that their network remains operational around the clock given the critical need to have patient records and information available," said Barry Bader, Vice President of Comcast Business in the Greater Boston Region. "We have a true partnership with ROI Communications and Lahey Health where we work closely together to meet the needs of this growing health care provider now and into the future."
About Lahey Health
Lahey Health is an integrated health care system committed to providing the full continuum of health care services close to where patients live and work. The system is comprised of nationally-recognized, award-winning hospitals, physicians, behavioral health services and post-acute programs including home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and senior care resources. Lahey Health includes nearly 1,400 locally based physicians throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Lahey Health includes Lahey Hospital & Medical Center; Beverly Hospital; Addison Gilbert Hospital; Winchester Hospital; Lahey Health Continuing Care and Lahey Health Behavioral Services, more than 30 primary care physician practices, and multiple outpatient and satellite specialty care facilities. For more information, visit LaheyHealth.org.
About ROI Communications
ROI Communications Corp is an IT/Telecommunications solutions provider based out of Wrentham MA with a secondary location in Manchester, NH. The company's' core competencies are voice, VOIP, data, hosting, colocation, storage, cloud computing, wireless, network design and implementation. ROI Communications Corp acts as a consultant for its clients and works on their behalf. The firm leverages partnerships to design network solutions that increase customers' performance and resiliency and acts as customer advocates who use their knowledge of the marketplace to deliver technology at a competitive cost. To learn more about ROI Communications, please visit their website at http://www.roicommunications.net.
About Comcast Business
Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation's largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services.
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