The past decade has seen a profound transformation in the practice of healthcare at the most acute levels. Hospitals and clinics have invested in technology and are enjoying the benefits brought by electronic health records, digital imaging, and mobile care. These technologies are resulting in better care coordination, increased collaboration and improved patient safety.
Assisted living and aged care facilities are now poised to take advantage of some of these same technologies. Electronic charting and other applications with increased mobility. Resident preference are now big factors in driving senior living and aged care facilities to make investments in networking technology that are future proof
But where to begin? Building a robust technological backbone requires a network that meets current and future requirements requires wisely directed investments to deliver on the promise of greater efficiency and greater resident satisfaction and safety.
The following is an outline to achieving the technological backbone for managing big data and complex communication flows between the carer and resident and family interactions.
- Expect and plan for the digitisation of everything.
- Deploy a pervasive WLAN
- Evaluate the entire access network.
- Simplify network management
- Provide resident and guest secure internet with minimal impact
- Extend connectivity beyond the main facility
- Data & Workflow Orchestration Engine.
- Big data store
- Customer Experience Portal.
The network is the foundation for delivering data and applications that ultimately drive an outstanding resident experience and improve staff efficiency. Such networks offer excellent value and future proof your business that enables device freedom and allowing you more choices in your selection. Whether devices are owned by an aged care or hospital or are personally owned by residents or visiting staff they should connect to wired and wireless networks without issue.