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TMCNet:  Einstein Healthcare Network Chooses Line Systems to Heal Network Pain

[May 01, 2012]

Einstein Healthcare Network Chooses Line Systems to Heal Network Pain

WEST CHESTER, Pa. --(Business Wire)--

Line Systems today announced that it has been chosen by Einstein Healthcare Network to be the sole integrated communications provider for their entire WAN (Wide Area Network) solution in the Philadelphia region. The WAN solution provides high-bandwidth fiber, MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching), and voice and data networking to more than 40 different Einstein locations throughout their healthcare network - while connecting to the main hospital's dark fiber Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET) ring.

After becoming Einstein's voice service provider 18 months ago, Line Systems has proven itself to be a reliable partner that has the expertise and broad portfolio of services to take a more strategic role in handling all of Einstein's networking and communications needs.

"The main business driver prompting the need for a scalable, high bandwidth networking solution was our new records keeping system that requires all of our physician sites to connect to the main hospital and get records from the hospital as well as the backup center," said Brenda G. West, Assistant Vice President of Information Systems at Einstein Healthcare Network. "The customized solution also allowed us to consolidate our service providers, with their multiple bills, to one Line Systems (News - Alert) invoice. As an added benefit, the unique scalability of the solution also allows us to use our network when we provide free screenings to members of th local communities that we serve."

"We are excited to be involved with such a prestigious and locally-rooted healthcare provider such as Einstein Healthcare Network," said Mike Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Line Systems. "We have forged a true partnership with Einstein to help them deploy innovative solutions to solve complex challenges in the world of managed healthcare. Our breadth of service offerings, high attention to customer satisfaction and collaborative company culture provides the fabric for a strong partnership that will last for years to come," he said.

ABOUT LINE SYSTEMS

Line Systems, Inc. (LSI) is a full-service, integrated communications provider. With a complete line of services that includes, Data and Internet, Voice, and Advanced/Emerging Technologies, as well as national and international networking capabilities, LSI helps companies in the Mid-Atlantic region expand their presence and leverage their communications technologies as a competitive advantage. For more information, visit http://www.linesystems.com.

About Einstein Healthcare Network

Einstein Healthcare Network is a 1,234-bed integrated delivery network with more than 8,500 employees serving the communities of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pa. The network's primary location, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, is one of the largest academic medical centers in the Delaware Valley, providing training and education for more than 400 residents and fellows each year. The network also provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services through Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, MossRehab, Montgomery Hospital Medical Center, Belmont Behavioral Health, Willowcrest (a center for subacute care), outpatient facilities such as Einstein at Germantown and Einstein Center One, and a network of more than 500 primary care physicians and specialists employed through Einstein Physicians and Fornance Physician Services, Inc. Construction is in progress for Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, a fourth full-service, acute care campus located in East Norriton, Pa., scheduled to open in September, 2012. For more information, visit www.einstein.edu, www.mossrehab.com or call 1-800-EINSTEIN.


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