June 25, 2008

Sutter Health Deploys Riverbed Steelhead Clinical Solutions

Riverbed Technology, a provider of wide-area data services, has announced that Sutter Health has deployed Riverbed WDS appliances to speed the performance of clinical applications over its wide area networks and ensure the security of sensitive data.

The medical groups and hospitals affiliated with Sutter Health claims to serve millions of patients across more than 100 communities in Northern California, which requires caregivers have reliable, immediate and secure access to vital clinical information.

Mark Heringer, vice president of technical services at Sutter Health, said: "When we look at the performance gains combined with the total cost of ownership and straightforward deployment model, it became evident that Riverbed surpassed other solutions on the market. Most importantly to us, the net result has been improved clinician satisfaction and improved patient services by deploying the technology."