HP to Provide BMI Healthcare with Upgrades to IT Infrastructure
PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP today announced that it will support BMI Healthcare’s migration to Windows® 7 by offering a flexible investment solution to help refresh its personal computer estate with HP notebooks and desktops.
As the largest private hospital businesses in the U.K., BMI Healthcare services 1 million outpatient visits per year in 69 hospitals and treatment centers. With back- and front-office functions as well as consultants delivering patient services running on Windows XP, BMI Healthcare recognized the need to rapidly upgrade to Windows 7.
With the help of HP, BMI Healthcare has been able to deliver on a shortened six-month migration schedule. Leveraging flexible IT investment solutions from HP Financial Services allowed the organization to bundle hardware purchase requirements and build in future refresh cycles to stay current. As a result, BMI Healthcare is able to immediately improve patient services through the upgraded HP and Windows 7 technology delivered.
“At BMI Healthcare, our top priority is ensuring that patients across the country have access to safe, effective, reliable health services. Investing in our IT solutions is a key component of this,” said Tracey McDermott, CIO, BMI Healthcare. “HP is helping us improve the delivery of patient services with a flexible investment and asset management model that fits our unique needs.”
Under the contract, BMI Healthcare will receive the HP Notebook and Desktop enhancements it needs. Utilizing HP’s customer portal provides BMI Healthcare with the additional flexibility to manage, upgrade or change its financial arrangements and assets at any time.
“Today’s industry is moving toward a new style of IT,” said Paul Sheeran, Vice President and Managing Director EMEA, HP Financial Services. “Having investment flexibility is critical to support the various IT investments needed along that evolutionary path. We understand this and are committed to providing customers with flexible solutions that help align IT investments to evolving business needs.”
HP’s premier EMEA client event, HP Discover, takes place Dec. 10-12 in Barcelona, Spain.
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BMI Healthcare is the UK’s largest independent provider of private healthcare with 69 hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the country offering 115 specialties.
More than 6,500 consultants choose to practice at BMI hospitals alongside 9,500 staff, who collectively handle over 1.75m patient visits each year. BMI Healthcare focuses on clinical excellence, quality of service and efficiency, and has a deserved reputation in the independent healthcare sector for consistent achievement of these values.
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