Benchmark Corp. proud innovator in shaping the future of healthcare

Nothing is more important than our health. Benchmark Corp. understands the challenges and opportunities our healthcare clients face in maintaining their world-class infrastructure to support services to patients. The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) recently declared in a white paper: “Canada urgently needs a more strategic approach to accelerate and adopt emerging digital health technologies or it will continue to fall behind the progress of other countries in digital health innovation.” Benchmark Corp. is a partner in helping clients lead this digital transformation. 

For over 15 years, Benchmark Corp. has been working with our healthcare clients to help them identify their critical needs now and in the future.  We’ve been helping them transform their infrastructure with the latest solutions to secure and protect their critical data and provide patients with quality care and service.  We are a leader in cost-efficient data centre transformation from legacy infrastructure to a secure, innovative solution that optimizes their operations, boosts productivity and supports scalable growth. We also offer other top-quality technology services and leading-edge solutions to help meet healthcare needs.

Here are some examples of how we’ve been collaborating with clients to support excellence in healthcare…

Telus Health

Benchmark Corp. transformed Telus’s entire IT infrastructure to a fully virtualized environment with Red Hat OpenShift and cloud initiatives. Benchmark Corp. was also an integral partner of TELUS Health in the electronic medical records initiative in the government of Alberta and BC. We helped design the entire environment to create an online portal for TELUS to conduct all of their purchasing for medical labs and clinics to make them EMR ready. We now support TELUS Health nationally from BC to Newfoundland in five separate data centers for all of their infrastructure, PS, software, and annual maintenance. We are currently helping them with the design to move from their Thornhill to Laird data centre.

Leading Health Laboratory and streamlined backup solution

Can you imagine the impact on your organization if a daily backup takes eight hours? That was an issue impacting service at a leading Canadian laboratory at two data centres in Ontario and Quebec (using a mixture of midrange and Intel servers). Benchmark Corp. offered a solution to reduce their backup window by more than 75% and enabled the customer to store more than 4 PB with deduplication and replication. Benchmark Corp. worked with Dell EMC in crafting the solution based on Data Domain and Avamar.  The result: The solution worked so efficiently that three years later the customer upgraded to the next generation of Data Domain with additional features including Cloud Tier backing up to the cloud. Other projects for the Data Center include: Hyperconverged solutions to consolidate its servers and storage in the DR Center and helping the customer in providing client solutions to its internal users.

World-leading Children’s Hospital needed Blade Solution

When you require a solution in 15-days, Benchmark Corp. is there.  We implemented a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution at a world-leading Children’s Hospital, within these tight deadlines working with the hospital’s IT Infrastructure Team. This solution was based on HPE Blade chassis and blades. The first phase took 48 hours and then Benchmark Corp. worked with the HPE team to build out the solution working through the holiday season to ensure delivery to the customer in the first week of the new year.

Benchmark Corp. supports SaaS applications for Skilled Nursing, Home Care & Senior living

A leading Canadian Long-term care solution provider turned to Benchmark Corp. Corp as a technology partner to provide the best of breed solutions to support their SaaS applications for Skilled Nursing, Home Care & Senior living. Benchmark Corp. transformed their aged data centre storage infrastructure to support the critical senior care services with a scalable, robust, cloud-ready environment. This dramatically increased their time to market for application release. We also modernized their data centre and multi-cloud backup environment for their US & Canada sites addressing their strict Health & Information Protection Act (HIPA) requirements.

It takes an exceptional team to deliver excellence. We offer the highly qualified bench strength of a Canada-wide team. They offer end-to-end OpenStack and Red Hat OpenShift expertise working with our trusted ecosystem of top-tier partners, such as Huawei, Dell EMC, Hitachi, Cisco and Google.  Our clients know that Benchmark Corp. will lead them into the future with the best solutions for their needs.

Contact us to discuss how Benchmark can share our expertise and partner ecosystem to deliver proven big data, IoT and analytics solutions, customized for your business.