University Health Network taps Red Hat

Red Hat announced that University Health Network, a Toronto-based healthcare and medical research organization, transformed its core hospital information system using Red Hat Integration to improve data accessibility.
Red Hat for business technologyUniversity Health Network could connect previously disparate environments to consolidate, transport, and improve the security of critical healthcare data in support of better patient outcomes and clinical research needs.

UHN adopted Red Hat Fuse, a distributed, container-based integration platform, to integrate more than 170 platforms and systems. Red Hat Fuse connects everything from legacy systems and application programming interfaces (APIs) to Internet of Things (IoT) devices and more. Red Hat Fuse enables UHN to improve data collection, delivery, and scalability, with less server downtime and integration management effort needed from their IT specialists.

UHN has maintained on-premises servers, but the increasing reliability and security of cloud computing has their IT department interested in Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, to create a hybrid cloud foundation.

UHN is also considering future adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to further optimize and speed its work, Red Hat said.

“With Red Hat Integration, we’ve decreased our integration management efforts and critical data can be delivered to support time-sensitive patient care and health research,” Leon Goonaratne, senior director, digital, University Health Network, said in a news statement.