Mercy Memorial Hospital in the US state of Michigan has deployed a server virtualisation and disaster recovery solution to streamline network management processes and increase the reliability of clinical applications.

The hospital has installed CDW Healthcare’s customised EMC solution, creating two data centres, one at Mercy’s main campus and the other at a separate off-site facility.

The centres provide access to critical patient data if a network failure occurs in the central hospital, CDW said.

The virtualised server environment allows IT staff to manage the hospital’s clinical applications, including an electronic medical record solution deployed at the point of care.