Dealing with a rapidly changing and exponentially challenging healthcare industry, Hamilton required a better connected, more collaborative environment for their employees to better serve their patients while also meeting HIPAA security benchmarks. An aging and increasingly costly on-premise environment meant expensive licensing, upkeep, and frequent service calls from frustrated end users.
Hamilton’s IT project lead, Ken Shaffer went in search of a better solution and he found it with Google for Work and Suitebriar, Inc.
Working with the Suitebriar team, Ken was able to lead Hamilton through a transition and migration process for both their mail infrastructure as well as file servers and document management.
Google Apps is a HIPPA compliant platform, enabling organizations like Hamilton to conduct their day to day business activities while also safeguarding vital patient information. By simply signing a Business Associate Agreement with Google to ensure compliance, Hamilton accrued no additional costs besides the normal Google Apps subscription price to meet this vital measure.
Hamilton utilized the services and expertise of Suitebriar’s migration and change management teams to partner with in this critical phase. By deploying Google Apps Mail Migration for Outlook (GAMMO) as well as Google Apps Mail Migration for Exchange (GAMME) a nearly flawless transition from their legacy Exchange system to a new Google for Work platform was experienced. During this time, Ken cited “next to no support calls immediately after the migration”.
With the heavy lifting complete, Hamilton gained a “more easily accessible mail system and way to share files through Google Drive”.