Unleashing the Power of Network Innovation in Healthcare
By Alex Hawkes|9 November, 2023
Healthcare is undergoing a massive transformation, and network innovation is at the heart of it. But how can we simplify this complex process and make it practical for healthcare providers and, specifically, IT managers in the sector?
Let's break it down.
IT challenges facing healthcare & biotech leaders
- Personalised care is driving communication needs
Patients and providers need access to real-time information more than ever. This demand for personalised care is accelerating complex communication needs. But don't worry, it's not as complicated as it sounds. Think of it as having a one-on-one conversation with each patient, providing them with the information they need, when they need it.
- Tech innovations are adding layers of complexity
From wearables to AI-enabled clinical interventions, tech innovations are transforming healthcare. But with these advancements come added layers of complexity. The key is to embrace these changes and see them as opportunities to provide better care, rather than obstacles.
- Privacy, security, and compliance are crucial
As information is shared more seamlessly than ever, privacy, security, and compliance remain top priorities. It's like keeping a patient's medical records safe and secure - it's non-negotiable.
The need for seamless collaboration in healthcare
The healthcare sector needs to improve its collaborative capabilities for digital transformation to be successful. Think of it as a team sport - everyone needs to work together to win. And for the team to be able to work together successfully, the technology needs to be in place to seamlessly connect the different touchpoints across the healthcare and biotech ecosystem.
Avoiding the pitfalls of digital transformation
Research from BCG suggests that around 70% of digital transformation initiatives fall short of their objectives. The key to avoiding these pitfalls is alignment between tech, processes, and people. It's like making sure all the gears in a machine are working together smoothly.
The role of private network connectivity in healthcare
Private connectivity to cloud services is a key capability required by modern healthcare and biotech organisations. It's like having a super-fast highway that allows data to travel quickly and efficiently, rather than being stuck in the traffic of the public internet.
The Power of Connected Collaboration: use cases for private cloud connectivity in healthcare
- Remote ICU environments
Intensive care (ICU) environments demand the highest and most accurate levels of patient care. This includes uncompromising connectivity which provides immediate and secure access to electronic patient medical records, as well as improving a healthcare professional’s ability to monitor vital signs.
In a world where medical teams are more dispersed, private network connectivity can enable vital secure messaging and reliable video connections between professionals on and off-site. That means communications platforms must be predictable, resilient, compliant and private to build successful remote ICU environments.
- Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
The rising number of IoMT devices has caused an explosion of data, which is crucial to helping healthcare providers making better decisions, reducing waiting times and optimising resource allocation. But to get the most out of that data, healthcare providers need to leverage private connectivity to the cloud to benefit from low latency, scalability, interoperability and seamless integration.
Console Connect for the healthcare sector
Console Connect is a Software Defined Cloud Interconnect (SDCI) platform, which means it offers a more flexible way for healthcare companies to create their own private network connections to the cloud, with the following benefits.
- Reliability: Dedicated, private network connections that guarantee uptime and speed, almost like an open road for you while everyone else is stuck in traffic.
- Quality: Our network expertise means you can rest assured of highly performant connections and bandwidth availability, on-demand.
- Flexibility: A choice of scalable and customised networking technologies and real-time pricing for ports and premium internet access enable you to use what you need when you need it.
- Cost efficiency: Spin up network connections as you need in a PAYG model that enables a reduction in data egress charges and the ability to right-size your network in real-time, paying only for what you need, when you need it.
- Security: By isolating your data on a secure private network, it is shielded from the public internet and therefore not exposed to breaches or loss.
The Future of Healthcare Connectivity
As technology advances, the medical, clinical, and scientific communities need to improve the way they collaborate. It's about building relationships and maintaining the flow of information. And with private, direct cloud connectivity solutions like Console Connect, healthcare leaders can ensure compliance while focusing on improving patient care and delivering better outcomes.
To start transforming the future of healthcare today, try the Console Connect portal for free here.