Did you know that next week, the 9th annual National Health IT Week is taking place? Between September 15-19, health IT organizations across the country will join, conducting their own local events and activities to demonstrate the progress they are making to improve healthcare delivery through the adoption of health IT. They will also work together to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the U.S. healthcare system.
It’s the perfect time for the health IT community to come together under one umbrella to raise national awareness of health IT and how critical it is to improving quality of healthcare. This makes it a perfect opportunity to talk about the impact of our Optical LAN solution on health IT.
Healthcare facilities have gone through rapid changes in recent years. But for most, their technology backbone – known as the local area network (LAN) – has not kept up with the evolving IT and connectivity needs.
Traditionally based on old, copper-based LAN, hospitals are now turning to fiber optics, or Optical LAN, to meet current and future health IT needs. This is because Optical LAN:
- Reduces unplanned network downtime by 99%, ensuring high availability of mission-critical applications
- Exceeds HIPAA requirements
- Eliminates intrusive HEPA tenting requirements when hospitals need to make changes to their networks
- Provides unlimited bandwidth to support wireless devices
- Simplifies network management
- Converges critical care services, patient entertainment and wireless traffic all on one single LAN infrastructure that can serve an entire campus
- Enables hospitals to keep pace with trends such as telehealth and mobile health
Simply put, Optical LAN transforms healthcare IT, ensuring healthcare facilities can improve patient care and meet the needs of their medical communities for years to come. To learn more about our solution, click here.