Solving Healthcare’s Pain Points with Connected & Smart Solutions


Healthcare has experienced a fundamental shift in how it delivers patient care, expands clinical services, and enables digital transformation. But this has placed enormous pressure on IT teams to deliver upon elevated demand and handle disruptive pain points, including:

  • IT and Clinical Staffing Shortages
  • Growing IT Complexity and Cybersecurity Risks
  • Shifting and Elevated Patient Expectations
  • Budget Cuts and Industry Consolidation

Revolutionizing Patient Care and Operational Efficiency

In the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, smart hospitals have emerged as a game-changer: mitigating critical pain points while revolutionizing patient care and operational efficiency. Smart hospital solutions equip healthcare organizations and their technology teams to enable:

  • Telehealth Services
  • Deploy New Medical Devices
  • Analyze Network Data
  • Maintain Network Performance
  • Improve Application Performance
  • Connect Patent Devices

Why Smart Hospitals: Creating a Real-Time Health System

A smart hospital is a healthcare facility that uses advanced technology and intelligent systems to improve patient care, staff efficiency and overall hospital operations. Technology can include various connected devices, such as IoT-enabled medical equipment, that gather and transmit real-time data to a centralized platform.

This data can be analyzed to provide insights into patient health, hospital operations and staff performance, allowing healthcare providers to make informed decisions and improve care quality. Smart hospitals also incorporate automation and artificial intelligence to streamline processes, reduce errors and enhance patient outcomes. 

Smart hospital technologies and the network solutions that power them are key to creating a real-time health system.

The Network Solution is Key to Success

Hospitals drive clinical and operational outcomes by leveraging intelligent networking solutions, aligning with their patient-centric digital strategies. The network, acting as the lifeblood of modern healthcare services, must be reliable and secure. It must also be as modern and updated as possible.

A fabric network can connect various devices and systems, allowing healthcare providers to collect and analyze large amounts of data in real-time. This provides valuable insights into patient behavior, inventory and hospital trends, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes and increased efficiency.

Wi-Fi 6E powers smart hospitals with increased speed, bandwidth and mobility. It eliminates coverage gaps through mesh networking, benefits legacy devices and enables wireless workgroup bridging. The dedicated 6 GHz spectrum facilitates high-bandwidth applications like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), transforming clinician training and patient education. Wi-Fi 6E drives digital transformation, extending connectivity and improving clinical productivity and patient care.

Cloud-enabled network management delivers single pane of glass visibility, management, and control of all wired/wireless users, devices, and applications over the network.  With Wi-Fi/RF/Bluetooth threat detection and protection, along with role-based network access and contextual identify profiling, IT leaders can track and support IoT/MIoT devices in their environment.

Want to learn more about how your healthcare peers are leveraging smart hospital solutions? Check out these case studies from Novant Health and OSF HealthCare. You can also learn about how the healthcare network must be a strategic asset that can protect against cyberattacks. If it is not able to protect the network, lives could be at stake, but Extreme has solutions to protect your healthcare network. 

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Ryan Hall
Sr. Marketing Manager

As the Manager of Vertical Marketing Solutions at Extreme Networks, Ryan T. Hall helps drive strategy and programs for vertical markets at Extreme Networks, with a direct focus on Sports & Public Venues, Retail, Hospitality, and Transportation & Logistics.

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