Mexico’s Social Security Health Institute to Implement New 3Com LAN Switching Solution to Improve Services to Beneficiaries
IMSS to connect 2,000 clinics and offices throughout Mexico with fresh, new, high-performance enterprise switches
3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) announced that the Mexican Social Security Health Institute (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social - IMSS) has selected the 3Com® Switch 4500 and 5500G as the LAN switches of choice for its network upgrade project. The high-performance network will connect the Institute’s more than 2,000 rural clinics, family units and regional hospitals throughout Mexico. It also will support more than 5,000 employees who interact directly with beneficiaries of IMSS, the government entity responsible for Mexico’s social security that provides beneficiaries with many facilities and health-care services throughout the country.
IMSS selected the 3Com enterprise switching solution for its ability to support the Institute’s main goals — to enhance patient services through a next-generation communication infrastructure that enables optimum information management; to increase employee productivity; and dramatically reduce its total cost of ownership (TCO). 3Com won the contract as a result of its product quality and modern architecture, including its capacity to double information processing speeds, greater performance, and savings of up to 40 percent compared to the competition. 3Com’s world-class, responsive support enabled the solution to be implemented even faster than the IMSS team anticipated.
“Increasingly, government entities are turning to 3Com to build state-of-the-art networking solutions,” said Ravey Castillo, general manager for 3Com in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. “With our newer, more flexible product portfolio, 3Com delivers the kind of high-quality solutions to support these large deployments at an overall cost that is more in line with the realities of today’s economic environment. We are very proud to be working with IMSS as they provide a valuable service to beneficiaries in Mexico.”
With the 3Com LAN switching solution, IMSS upgraded the entire information flow process at all rural clinics. With a more robust platform, improved resource management, and the speed required for medical and administrative personnel to access information, users are able to find critical documents — such as medical records, files, diagnosis materials and images — faster and more efficiently.
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