Hardware manufacturer Dell has completed implementation of an IT infrastructure upgrade at University Hospital Birmingham foundation trust.
Dell Professional Services has project managed the leading NHS trust’s move to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and the implementation of a Dell/EMC CX700 storage area network and Dell PowerEdge 2650 servers.
The new systems will ensure that the trust’s 6,500 employees can access patient records quickly and easily from a variety of applications, including e-mail.
New software and hardware were also needed to meet government targets in the NHS’s National Programme for IT.
The trust’s technical development manager, Stephen Chilton, said: “Dell's experience in delivering workable technical solutions was essential to the success of the project. Dell understood that we held them ultimately responsible for the outcome and took a very active role, not just in project management but also in putting their previous implementation experiences to use in a more practical way.”
The infrastructure upgrade was also designed to be scalable as the trust, which is involved in a major hospital building project, develops in future.