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Harsh Chitale, CEO HCL Infosyatems Ltd (left). and Dr. Devi Shetty, Founder, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, at the announcement of their partnership, May 17 2012
 
 
In a first for heathcare, HCL cloud embraced by Narayana Hrudayalaya

Bangalore, May 18, 2012: Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, the Bangalore-headquartered group of cardiac and specialty heathcare institutions, will embrace the cloud across 22 institutions, in an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) partnership with ICT leader HCL Infosystems. The Enterprise Cloud solution, HCL blu, has already been rolled out in Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Jamshedpur and Jaipur. The other centres will come on line in a partnership for 5 years.
This implementation by HCL Infosystems is the first of its kind in India where the Hospital Information Systems (HIS) application for a hospital is completely deployed on the cloud. The solution would reduce capital and operational expenditures for Narayana Hrudayalaya and will enable the hospital to provide faster access to healthcare for its patients such as facilitating faster patient registrations. The implementation will also enable hospital staff to quickly complete their administrative tasks thereby freeing their time to provide healthcare. The HCL IaaS includes components from Cisco, EMC, Net App and VMware.
Says Harsh Chitale, CEO, HCL Infosystems: “We would like to thank Narayana Hrudayalaya for deciding to partner with us in their transformational journey. Cloud computing has come to define the way businesses function today and keeping in line with the present times we are committed to providing the best in class Enterprise Cloud Services.”
Adds Dr. Devi Shetty, Founder, Narayana Hrudayalaya: “We are delighted to partner with HCL Infosystems who is not only a long standing ICT company in India but also amongst leading cloud enterprise solution providers today. With this deployment we look to maximize our efficiency and scale up our services. We are sure that our HIS on cloud will be a path breaking initiative in the Indian Healthcare Industry”
HCL Infosystem’s IaaS solution would cater to needs like virtual servers, cloud storage network infrastructure components, Cloud security stack and configuration services and also provide 24X7 support and system monitoring. The Cloud Solution for NH will be scalable and will ensure business continuity.
The Narayana Hrudayalaya group of hospitals is one of the fastest growing healthcare groups in the country. Originally founded as a specialist cardiac hospital, the NH group today operates a chain of cardiac and other multispecialty hospitals,diagnostic centres and dental care units across India.It tied up recently with Ascension Health for its prestigious overseas project in Cayman Islands. Ascension Health is a ‘not for profit’ company and is currently operating the third largest health care system in USA with over 17000 beds capacity.