Hackensack Meridian Health Unveils 2 Healthcare Cloud Deals
Fred Donovan | February 14, 2019
Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest healthcare network in New Jersey, announced two healthcare cloud deals this week, one with Google and other with Microsoft. Using the Google Cloud, Hackensack Meridian Health said it will be able to create and use serverless solutions that enable its engineers to focus on building and connecting services that scale to any size and performance without the investment in and maintenance of hardware. Google Cloud will provide secure cloud storage, powerful compute, integrated data analytics, and productivity tools to Hackensack Meridian. The New Jersey health network said that taking advantage of Google Cloud’s size and structure will reduce its network infrastructure costs. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals, a network of more than 500 patient care locations, more than 34,100 team members, and 6,500 physicians. “Google Cloud will provide us with the tools to further transform our health care network and our information technology practices, so we are equipped to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Collaborating with Google Cloud is an investment in our future and will keep us on the cutting-edge of technology,” said Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert Garrett. “Our collaboration with Google Cloud is transformative for our organization and will make our technology easier to use, far more accessible, and yet more secure. It will also drive down our costs, so we are able to reinvest in our IT team members so they can learn how to leverage the power of Google Cloud, ensuring we are the leading edge of health IT now and into the future,” added Hackensack Meridian Health EVP and CIO David Reis.