Mainframe Matters: How Mainframes Help the Healthcare Industry Protect Patients

The mainframe is at the core of technology strategy in many industries, but critics often question whether it is still relevant. In this “Mainframe Matters” series, we’re examining some of the industries where the mainframe plays a critical role, and answering the question: Why does the IBM Z matter today?

We started the series by exploring how mainframes keep the financial industry running smoothly. Now let’s dive into the healthcare industry. Many of the largest health insurance companies rely on mainframes to run their businesses and safeguard a wealth of sensitive data, from patient records to billing information.

Why is the mainframe the platform of choice for so many healthcare providers and insurers? Read more from SHARE HQ and Jessica Muszynski, web engineer at Aetna.