Intermountain Healthcare uses Red Hat to transform existing infrastructure

Red Hat for business technologyIntermountain Healthcare is using Red Hat solutions to transform its existing IT infrastructure by migrating services from a proprietary platform to an open source Red Hat stack.

Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system, aims to move towards a streamlined and modern IT environment offering enterprise-wide IT automation and on-demand services, enabling them to do more while decreasing complexity.

“It was imperative that we be able to bring IT automation to all aspects of our business, and that our infrastructure was flexible enough to do so. After many considerations, an open source environment such as Red Hat was the best option to support our needs, and help streamline operations and reduce costs,” said Bret Lawson, director, Infrastructure & Operations, Intermountain Healthcare.

Based in Salt Lake City, Intermountain Healthcare is comprised of 22 hospitals and nearly 1,500 primary and secondary care physicians at more than 180 clinics providing services throughout Utah and southeastern Idaho.

Intermountain Healthcare has implemented Red Hat Virtualization to increase scalability of their infrastructure, increase cross-platform capabilities, help increase performance, and help provide return on investment faster than equivalent proprietary solutions.

A Red Hat implementation helped address Intermountain’s needs from both a cost and operational perspective, including its management of both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows environments.

Red Hat Consulting assisted Intermountain nearly every step of the way, from the development of the initial proof-of-concept and the end-state architecture. Red Hat Consulting also assisted in the knowledge transfer, so Intermountain was able to take command more easily of its new, open IT environment.

“As healthcare becomes increasingly competitive, organizations like Intermountain Healthcare are using innovative open source technologies to help deliver new services while reducing costs,” said Joe Fitzgerald, vice president, Management, Red Hat.

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