Florida Hospital handles over one million patient visits each year—more than any other U.S. hospital. Its medical personnel need fast, reliable, and secure access to patient data in the hospital’s Db2 environment, which processes more than three million transactions, 300 million Db2 calls, and 10,000 batch jobs daily. Even with 30 percent growth in database volumes and 10 percent growth in processing power each year, the hospital delivers round-the-clock data access for medical teams while keeping Db2 management costs in check.
BMC Data Management for Db2 on z/OS enables database administrators to simplify and automate maintenance for the hospital’s Db2 environment, which supports sophisticated systems that capture vital patient data such as health history, changes in condition, test results, and medications.
With BMC Data Management for Db2, IT delivers high availability so medical teams can focus on patient needs without worrying about technology disruptions that might affect patient care.
- IT has achieved a remarkable record of zero unplanned downtime for more than 12 years.
- The ability to perform Db2 maintenance functions while systems are online has cut maintenance windows from one a month to one a quarter and annual maintenance outages from 36 hours to 12 hours.
- Simplified backup, indexing, reorg, load/unload, and other tasks allow IT to maintain the massive Db2 environment with only 2 DBAs.
- With a dependable Db2 environment, IT can track and share patient history across hospital campuses, streamline admissions, and create a more efficient payment processing system.