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Gwinnett Chooses HP

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced that Gwinnett Medical Center is using HP offerings to enhance patient care through improved information access, reduced storage costs and by meeting regulatory compliance standards.

Gwinnett Medical Center, a hospital with four acute care facilities serving Gwinnett County, Ga., chose the HP Medical Archive solution to help manage its explosive growth of digitized medical information. The hospital was able to also reduce storage costs and allow faster access to online images even in the event of a disaster.

The HP Medical Archive solution, a specialized content archiving appliance, provides Gwinnett with long-term archival storage for its more than 450,000 imaging studies generated per year. As a result of using the HP solution, Gwinnett has eliminated service calls from physicians reporting slow access to images.

“HP’s technologies have helped us provide faster time to diagnosis and treatment for our patients,” said Rick Allen, assistant vice president, Information Systems, Gwinnett Medical Center. “In addition, we can recoup patient payments faster and we are now more protected, efficient and compliant as a result of HP’s solutions.”

Hewlett-Packard Co.