April 30, 2013….Mark Luquire, OpSus Cloud Services Manager, presented at last week’s CA World Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
His presentation, “A Case Study: Assuring Mission Critical Cloud-Based Services”, was based on his experience delivering and managing IT services for MEDITECH in the OpSus cloud.
Mark comments, “While cloud-based IT services are evolving, many organizations are hesitant to move to a cloud computing platform due to the perception of losing control of their critical systems. Park Place International is providing cloud-based monitoring solutions -- based on CA Nimsoft Monitor -- to hospitals with on-premise equipment.”
Mark was chosen to speak at CA World because of his crucial role in the successful customization and deployment of CA’s Nimsoft solution as a key feature of Park Place’s Cloud Services. MyOpSus, Park Place’s web-based portal for OpSus Cloud Services customers, provides direct access to resources for requests, incidents, and reporting. Through MyOpSus, customers have the power to control and manage their MEDITECH environment while leveraging the operational benefits of the cloud. In addition, Nimsoft captures and provides essential data to the OpSus team, enabling effective systems administration and management to meet Service Level Agreements.
For more information, or a copy of Mark’s presentation, please email email@example.com.
Park Place International Participated In Trivia Night Fundraiser
March 21, 2013...Park Place International recently participated in the 11th Annual Brian Higgins Foundation Trivia Night. This 503c non profit organization raises money for special needs children and their families in the greater Boston area. Eighty teams participated in the event, answering questions from categories that included Sports, Music, Entertainment, and History. A great time was had by all. Park Place is pleased to give back to local programs and support these special children.
For more information about the Brian Higgins foundation, visit http://thebrianhigginsfoundation.org.
Park Place International Is A Proud Sponsor of the 2013 International MUSE Conference in Washington, D.C.
March 12, 2013... Park Place is a Premier Sponsor of the 2013 International MUSE Conference.
MUSE is an independent user group for MEDITECH software and technologies. The International MUSE Conference focuses on providing education to MEDITECH users and offers the opportunity for to network and build relationships within the MEDITECH community.
Park Place is pleased to sponsor the Technology Track, a series of educational presentations covering a variety of IT topics. Park Place will also be presenting and exhibiting at the conference.
Please visit Park Place International at Booth #201 at the International MUSE Conference.
Park Place International to Exhibit at HIMSS13
January 17, 2013... New Orleans welcomes the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, March 3-7, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. More than 37,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected to attend to discuss health information technology issues and review innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare.
Park Place is proud to be an exhibitor at this annual event that helps health IT professionals make the right decisions for their organizations.
Conference education sessions include pre-conference symposia on ICD-10, clinical and business intelligence, health information exchanges, clinical engineering, innovation, meaningful use, nursing informatics, physicians’ IT, and RFID and RTLS in healthcare. More than 300 peer-reviewed sessions, including workshops and roundtables, round out education offerings at HIMSS13.
President Bill Clinton leads a keynote roster that also includes James Carville, political consultant, and Karl Rove, media contributor and former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush.
Exhibit floor highlights include the Meaningful Use Experience, new to HIMSS13 and designed to help providers find EHR solutions that are certified for acute or ambulatory facilities. Three Knowledge Centers, on the floor, with more than 60 education and vendor solutions, aim to bring attendees a one-stop experience based around the hot topics of mobile health, clinical and business analytics/intelligence, and ICD-10.
Please visit us at booth # 2674 during HIMSS13. More information on the conference can be found on the HIMSS13 web site at www.himssconference.org.
Park Place International Participates in MEDITECH's Adopt A Family Program
December 21, 2012... Park Place International was proud to participate in MEDITECH's annual Adopt A Family program. MEDITECH has been running this program for the past 15 years. This year they collected and delivered gifts, food, and household supplies to 53 needy families.
It was a privilege for the Park Place team to make a small contribution toward a huge effort that makes such a difference in the lives of these families.
Park Place International Introduces the MyOpSus Portal
November 27, 2012....Park Place International is proud to announce the launch of MyOpSus, our web-based customer portal for OpSus Cloud Services customers. Customers are able to view the status of their open requests and tickets for OpSus services, and submit new ones. My OpSus also includes a knowledge base of articles to address frequently asked support questions, built by the OpSus Cloud Services team, and accessible by all MyOpSus users. With a MyOpSus account, customers have access to all tickets opened for their organization. Coming soon, the MyOpSus portal will allow users to view real time infrastructure monitoring information and reports for OpSus services.
MyOpSus is the unique tool Park Place provides customers, enabling access to OpSus Cloud Services, available around the clock from any location. Our customers are also able to access our U.S. based OpSus Support hotline via phone (855-28-OpSus), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. MyOpSus gives our customers the power to control and manage their MEDITECH environment while leveraging the operational benefits of the cloud.
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.
For more information about OpSus|Live, please contact us.
Park Place and IBM Present Webcast on "Designing MEDITECH Systems for Operational Sustainability"
July 23, 2012... Park Place International and IBM joined together for an informational webcast on July 19, 2012 to discuss new MEDITECH reference architectures using IBM technologies.
The event was hosted by Michael Hardoin, Director of Storage Sales at IBM. Presenters Ben Smith, Technology Executive & Senior Engineer, IBM and Jim Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President & CTO, Park Place International, explored the changes impacting facilities running the MEDITECH HCIS and discussed the evolution of new technology reference architectures to support the needs of modern Healthcare IT. The presentation defined how IBM-based technology solutions designed for MEDITECH environments in collaboration with Park Place International provide healthcare organizations with IT Operational Sustainability.
The webcast can be viewed on demand by clicking here..
For more information about technology solutions for MEDITECH, please contact us.
Park Place International Now Offers OpSus|Connect, Secure MEDITECH Support Connectivity
July 16, 2012... Park Place International has been approved by MEDITECH to provide OpSus|Connect, secure MEDITECH VPN Radius support connectivity. OpSus|Connect is a fully-managed, secure, dedicated connection that enables MEDITECH to deliver support and updates for their products.
The OpSus|Connect service is used to support all MEDITECH software platforms - MAGIC, Client/Server, and 6.x. Using Cisco's Integrated Services Routing and firewall technologies, VPN routers in MEDITECH’s data center utilize AES and 3DES encrypted tunnels, and user authentication to securely connect with customers.
As an authorized MEDITECH Business Partner, Park Place International’s OpSus|Connect is a full MEDITECH connectivity solution, including design, installation, maintenance, and upgrades as well as 7 x 24 x 365 monitoring and support. We work with MEDITECH to meet and exceed their specifications for both hardware and network to ensure security, reliability, scalability, and performance.
For more information about the OpSus|Connect service, please contact us.
Park Place International Was A Proud Sponsor of the International MUSE 2012 Conference in Orlando, FL
June 15, 2012... Park Place was a Premier Sponsor of the 2012 International MUSE Conference, which took place at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort May 29 – June1, 2012.
As a MUSE Commercial Member with a dedicated focus on MEDITECH, Park Place participated in a number of different educational presentations and events during the course of the conference.
As the sponsor of the Technology Track, a series of educational presentations focused on technology issues, Park Place experts presented on the following topics. Click on the titles below for access to the presentation slides.
Storage and Backup – Evolutions in Storage Technologies and the Impact on MEDITECH Data Centers
Presented by Jim Fitzgerald, Matt Donahue, and Rob Bruno
Design Technologies – Creating Technical and Operational Sustainability with MEDITECH 6.x
Presented by Jim Fitzgerald, Matt Donahue, and Rob Bruno
The Hybrid Cloud and Healthcare – Towards Real Collaboration and IT Service Management
Presented by Drew Koerner, VMware, Mark Crossman, Cisco , Jim Fitzgerald, Park Place
For more information about Park Place International, please contact us.
Park Place International Announces OpSus Cloud Services
Park Place International has added OpSus Cloud Services to the portfolio of PPI offerings designed specifically for the MEDITECH community. OpSus Cloud Services take advantage of leading edge technologies and hybrid private cloud architectures to provide hosting and recovery services for MEDITECH and related applications.
OpSus|Live, a secure, cloud-based hosting service for MEDITECH, enables customer to deploy a complete MEDITECH solution quickly, using design best practices on a MEDITECH-certified infrastructure platform.
OpSus|Recover, fully-managed disaster recovery services for MEDITECH and related applications, provides a way for customers to easily recover data and restore operations in the event of a disaster.
These services are designed for MEDITECH, by engineers and consultants with over 300 years of combined MEDITECH experience, with the mission of helping hospitals achieve Operational Sustainability for their critical healthcare environments.
For more information about OpSus cloud services, please contact us.
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