McLeod Addictive Disease Center Chooses StorTrends to Ease the Transition to an EMR System

StorTrends from AMI Becomes Single Point of Contact for McLeod's VMware Hosts

Jun 26, 2013, 16:23 ET from American Megatrends Inc.

NORCROSS, Ga., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McLeod Center, the largest substance abuse and addictive disease treatment facility in the Carolinas, has chosen to implement the StorTrends array as they transition to an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.

The McLeod IT team is taking a proactive approach to electronically record patient information in their databases. Systems Engineer Jerrod McKee reviewed several storage solutions for the facility's new digital data. Dell PowerVault, EMC and HP were some of McKee's contenders to run their new VMware Environment.

Ultimately, McKee decided StorTrends was the best fit for McLeod based on the team's expertise and superior support. "I've worked in IT for about 12 years, and I've never had that quality of support before. It's the way other companies need to look at operating," McKee said.

Today, McLeod uses the StorTrends array to run all their new virtual machines. "It's a single point of contact for all our virtual hosts. If we lose one virtual host, we want the virtual machine to migrate and continue running on one of our other virtual hosts," McKee said. "StorTrends allows that because it's that central point of communication. It's the data store for all our virtual machines."

The transition to an EMR system can potentially be a difficult one, but McKee was fortunate to choose a solution that made the process run smoothly. As McLeod migrates to an EMR system, StorTrends will be there every step of the way.

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