Vantage Oncology Inc.

With multiple Vantage Oncology locations and more planned, the company's network was quickly becoming unmanageable because of a complex legacy system. Vantage Oncology looked to partner with a tier-one provider to help the company avoid this impasse and manage growth effectively.

DETAILS

Challenge

With multiple Vantage Oncology locations and more planned, the company's network was quickly becoming unmanageable because of a complex legacy system. Vantage Oncology looked to partner with a tier-one provider to help the company avoid this impasse and manage growth effectively.

Solution

Vantage Oncology evaluated four potential vendors and chose multi-protocol label switching (MPLS)-based Qwest iQ® Networking Private Port service for its 24 centers across the U.S. In addition, Qwest provided a wide range of Cisco equipment for the centers and for the corporate location in California.

Benefits and Results

  • Ensures network scalability to support continued company growth
  • Nationwide service availability and rapid implementation shorten time to revenue for new centers
  • Productivity of high-value physician staff is optimized, saving approximately $800,000 dollars a year in head count
  • Enables company to manage a larger network with a smaller number of IT people
  • Users have expressed satisfaction with the excellent performance of the low-latency, low-packet-loss network
  • Network architecture provides control to support compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Company Profile

Based in El Segundo, California, Vantage Oncology provides state-of-the-art cancer treatment with a specialty in radiation therapy. Since 2002, the company has focused on developing, acquiring, managing and operating radiation oncology centers and has a growing presence with multiple locations across the U.S.