The healthcare sector is constantly evolving and is subject to government expectations or regulations such as HIPPA. In many countries, patient electronic records management and availability are becoming a key driver in patient care management, where this type of information must be available so medical personnel can provide the right treatment.
Some healthcare providers are also converting the Internet into a medical opportunity, combined with other technologies such as VoIP and teleconferencing. With these tools, medical practitioners can remotely assist other medical staff at a specific site to provide diagnostic or procedural advice on patients. In some facilities, operations are retransmitted in real time to doctors for guidance over the Internet.
This new reality marks reliability and performance as key aspects to manage for a healthcare provider’s network priorities: it can become a matter of life or death.