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May 11, 2017
The healthcare industry is an evolving entity that needs to grow. As it grows and new technologies are introduced, there is a continual need for outside resources to help with the technological side of healthcare. Healthcare organizations are creating huge amounts of data that needs to be stored. This data is now sent via wireless technologies and must be protected from creation to deliverance, and managed service providers are the people who can make that happen.
Downtime is not an option
Hospitals cannot afford to lose access to their networks or their data. It is imperative that their data streams are constantly moving, and connectivity is solid. More mobile devices are integrating into the hospital environment. MRI machines, wireless tracking bracelets, and other outside mobile devices are all streaming real-time data to hospital servers. This data must be absorbed, managed, and sorted efficiently while staying secure during all cycles of the transition.
Hackers, employee error, and natural disasters are all threats to the hospital environment, and managed service providers can help with all of these. They have built-in security tools to help against hackers, disaster recovery plans to help in case of natural disasters, and mounting tools to help with employee negligence.
Advanced Monitoring Tools
Monitoring tools enable an optimized environment from the control center to the user. By providing a simpler IT infrastructure, monitoring is integrated into the network to help predetermine possible risks before they occur.
Monitoring can help reduce possible bandwidth and latency issues as soon as they begin to falter. This form of monitoring creates a preemptive strike against possible server crashes, and software integration issues. They create a stronger integrity of the overall network and allow IT to work on infrastructure projects instead of wasting time trying to locate an issue after it has occurred.
Doctors and nurses no longer just work out of the office. Many clinics and other small institutions require a unique form of communication with their clients. Unified communication services help to keep hospital staff and patients connected. Through voice, data and video services patients are able to connect to their favorite provider and never leave the comfort of their own homes. Patients who are in hospice care can talk with a doctor through a video portal, and Alzheimer’s patients wear GPS wristbands so healthcare facilities can keep track of them at all times.
Doctors and other healthcare staff can leave the office and still be in touch with the network without fear of hackers piggybacking their signal. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming healthcare in a large way. Through mobility and unified communication services healthcare is getting ready to make another jump forward in the technology department.
Healthcare is transforming IT and IT professionals are learning new roles to keep up with the demands of future technologies. More managed service providers are taking on the role of the IT department in healthcare organizations so the local IT departments can continually keep track of infrastructure upgrades. It’s an ongoing process, but healthcare and technology are becoming a synonymous entity. Get a free assessment and see how the newest technologies in healthcare can help you take your clinic to the next level.
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