Park Place International Signs First Three Customers to OpSus|Live, Cloud-Based Hosting for MEDITECH

PRNEWSWIRE...August 7, 2012...Park Place International announced that three healthcare organizations have signed on to their new cloud-based hosting solution, OpSus|Live.

OpSus|Live is a secure hosting solution for MEDITECH.  OpSus|Live incorporates a performance-engineered hybrid private cloud architecture utilizing MEDITECH-certified servers and storage to meet and exceed all best practice standards for configuration and deployment as well as security standards, such as HITECH and HIPAA.  The service is operated and managed by Park Place’s team of engineers with extensive experience in MEDITECH and related technologies.

Park Place International recently signed Muenster Memorial Hospital, United Hospital District, and Rothman Specialty Hospital as the first OpSus|Live customers.

Muenster Memorial Hospital’s CEO, Michael Kent, and IT Director, Steve Fowler, looked at Park Place International’s OpSus|Live solution at the recommendation of MEDITECH.  Michael Kent commented, “We reviewed our options, and OpSus|Live provided an affordable way to implement and manage our MEDITECH system, and meet disaster recovery requirements.  In addition, Park Place’s data centers had the security, systems, and services that we were looking for.  It made better sense for us to go to the cloud.”

United Hospital District, in Blue Earth, Minnesota, chose OpSus|Live to migrate their existing MEDITECH MAGIC environment to 6.0.  Mary Hynes, Information Systems Manager said, “Hosting with OpSus is the best option for us because it provides a full solution for MEDITECH 6.0, including connectivity via cloud technology and disaster recovery, at a lower total cost of ownership than implementing and maintaining the infrastructure on our own.  We’ve worked with Park Place over the years and made our decision based on their MEDITECH expertise, their approval by MEDITECH to implement certified 6.0 environments, and their commitment to implementing a successful solution for us.” 

Kelly Doyle, CEO, and Dan Walsh, CIO, wanted a hosting solution from a trusted MEDITECH partner that would help Rothman Specialty Hospital effectively deploy their MEDITECH platform in a timely manner.  Dan Walsh stated, “As a new MEDITECH 6.0 site, we saw that OpSus|Live set us up for success with a best practice implementation and ongoing support.  We chose Park Place as our partner because we have confidence in their technical and MEDITECH expertise and the company’s ability to deliver excellent service with the best return on our financial investment compared to other market options.” 

”Our OpSus|Live service is provisioned from geographically diverse  Tier 4 data centers, as defined by the Uptime Institute, offering the highest level of security, system redundancy, and fault-tolerance available.”, says Mark Middleton, Director of Cloud Services at Park Place International.  “MEDITECH is a mission-critical application, and we have designed our hosting solution to provide our customers the highest level of availability and best performance possible.”

As a recognized MEDITECH collaborative solutions provider, Park Place International's OpSus|Live provides MEDITECH Infrastructure-as-a-Service, with built-in disaster recovery, connectivity, and monitoring services for all versions of the MEDITECH Healthcare Information System.  Through regular collaborative exchange at the systems engineering level, Park Place works with MEDITECH to meet and exceed today’s technical platform requirements while ensuring the security, reliability, scalability, and performance required for Operational Sustainability.

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