Enterprise 3Com Network Helps Dutch Hospital Boost Patient Care in Groundbreaking Regional Health Care Project
Based in Gouda, Netherlands, The Groene Hart Ziekenhuis (GHZ, i.e. Green Heart Hospital) is a 500 - bed general facility serving 72,000 residents of the largely rural 'green heart' region of central Holland. The aim of the project is to ensure that all participants have access to up - to - date information needed to give every patient personalized, consistent and high quality service. Clearly, the hospital´s network will have a crucial part to play in ensuring the success of the proposed integrated health care structure. GHZ was favorably predisposed toward staying with 3Com Switch 7700 and 3Com wireless systems to provide its next generation data network. 3Com systems were easier to acquire, own, operate, and manage than competing systems, particularly those from Cisco.