Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL), headquartered in Leavenworth, Kansas, is a community founded in 1858 with a commitment to serving the poor. SCL Health System, formed in 1972, is a $2.2 billion health network dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals it serves, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. It operates nine hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center, and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in four states—Colorado, Kansas, Montana and California. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.
J2’s work at SCLHS began with a best-practices consulting engagement that covered a number of critical topics related to SCLHS’ use of InterSystems’ Ensemble technology. Our analysis and recommendations included server sizing and configuration, high availability, and disaster recovery; Ensemble configuration and performance tuning; and strategies for distributed interface development across a geographically-dispersed team. In addition to thorough documentation of our findings and document templates for managing integration projects, we provided SCLHS with our Subversion-based source code control solution, which integrates Subversion directly within the Ensemble development environment and supports structured code promotion from development sandboxes to test, staging, and production environments.
Since completing our initial best-practices review, J2 has provided ongoing support, training, and assistance to SCLHS on an as-needed basis.