HIGH-SPEED BANDWIDTH FOR HEALTHCARE
Enhanced Connectivity Saves lives. While being one of the most highly regulated of all industries, the healthcare industry is faced with the social needs and pressure of an aging population, and the realities of increasing operational costs. As a result, the demand for secure, high-bandwidth and reliable connectivity for hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and physicians’ offices will continue to escalate. Healthcare providers need to transact business whenever and from wherever they choose, while the most stringent of regulations mandate availability, integrity and security of patient data.
To gain additional network flexibility and capabilities at a reasonable cost, XiddiG encourages healthcare providers investigate our High-Speed Broadband services. XiddiG’s High-Speed Broadband services can effectively provide robust bandwidth, enable new services, and support the convergence of voice, data and video over one reliable network.
TECHNOLOGY IS KEY TO ENHANCING
Excellence in patient care requires medical staff to have access to medical records and access to other physicians and medical facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The need for a secure, reliable and high-capacity network with XiddiG is what sets medical institutions apart in the quality of care delivered to patients.
Demographic changes, regulatory requirements, healthcare reform initiatives and new technologies promising to improve the quality of care present significant challenges to the healthcare industry. As a result, healthcare IT managers are focused on the following operational imperatives:
Instant Access to Critical Medical Information
With the use of innovative and emerging digital applications such as Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), it is clear that the immediacy of critical information can and does save lives. Advanced medical devices generate vast amounts of data that must be stored, transported and analysed in a 24/7 environment. With this continued adoption of new technologies comes the increased requirement for robust connectivity — secure, high-speed, resilient bandwidth — but at a reasonable cost to maintain profitability.
Rigid Healthcare Regulations Demand Access, Integrity and Security
For healthcare administrators, 100% compliance with technologies and regulations such as BCDR, EMR, CPOE, PACS, ERP, RFID and HIPAA is a requirement. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been in place for several years now. Obviously, this impacts the privacy of patient information as well as systems and practices. It also impacts data security, data integrity, data storage and the sheer amount of data that flows between locations in a healthcare organization.
Enablement of Advanced First Responder Capabilities
Healthcare organizations realize that their role as critical first responders to emergencies and natural disasters requires robust, dependable communication networks. It is absolutely critical that first responders — all first responders — have access to effective, reliable communications — not just during emergencies, but every hour of every day. In fact, to do their jobs even more effectively and more safely, first responders need reliable, interoperable broadband communications to support real-time, high-quality video and multimedia content and to open up real-time access to valuable information sources, like crime labs and closed-circuit video.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates the implementation of disaster recovery plans for protection of the integrity and security of patient information. Reliability and resiliency are fundamental requirements for not only patient safety and care, but also business continuity.
In a worst-case scenario involving a disaster of some nature, healthcare providers must have access to critical data and be able to transact business even if a data center has an unplanned outage. Vast quantities of data must be mirrored, transported, stored and readily accessible to bring an affected site back online quickly.
Reducing Operating Costs via Centralization of Resources
To reduce operating costs, healthcare providers are looking to centralize resources for 24/7 access to all users. For example, in the average size hospital, digital medical records alone represent terabytes of information. Plus, in a critical medical crisis, this information might need to be shared between doctors, surgeons, insurance companies, or even first responders over diverse geographical regions.
Obviously, the cost savings related to the non-duplication of data warehouses, personnel and redundant processes can save a healthcare organization time and money.
PRE-CONFIGURED HEALTHCARE SOLUTION