Stronger Together: IT Integration and Security Lessons from Healthcare M&As

When two Maryland hospitals merged to become Luminis Health in 2019, the newly combined IT staff immediately began a collaborative integration process.
Anne Arundel Medical Center deployed a more state-of-the-art infrastructure and used an enterprisewide approach to security, so Doctors Community Medical Center adopted AAMC’s standards, which included migrating to Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure and installing new Cisco networking gear.
“It started with understanding the lay of the land. We made sure both sides understood there’s no right or wrong, so we literally visited every wiring…