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How can connectivity enhance healthcare services, especially during a pandemic

By Denise De Albuquerque 12-01-2021

 

Like any other business, healthcare service providers like hospitals are always looking to improve their operations, especially amid an ongoing crisis. During the surge of the COVID-19 pandemic, access to health care facilities becomes limited or even restricted due to quarantine issues. So, internet connectivity in hospitals became a key component in the operation of many tasks, including patient care and treatment.

The rise of Telemedicine and Online Prescription

Telemedicine and online prescriptions allow patients to have their medical needs addressed remotely by a doctor via chat, phone call, or applications such as Skype or FaceTime. These practices became increasingly popular during the lockdowns, as more practitioners and patients turned to virtual appointments to tend health concerns without getting the risk of exposure to the virus. Then, through technology, hospitals and healthcare providers found a way to use connectivity to integrate telemedicine and online prescription into their current systems, keeping up with this evolving market. This technological evolution also resulted in the creation of related products that proved to be beneficial for the industry, including online prescription verification to help prevent prescription medication abuse.

The importance of wireless internet connectivity

Wireless internet has become vital in medical facilities such as hospitals because it helps doctors perform tasks such as accessing patient records and lab results or ordering prescriptions while allowing nurses to get updates on their assigned patients. Connectivity also created learning opportunities for healthcare professionals. With more accessible access to information, they can continuously learn about new medical breakthroughs through online seminars or courses. Hospitals can also use internet connectivity to reduce costs, provide better service to patients and employees, and increase revenue by connecting with potential new patients online.

Building a comprehensive medical information system

We are now living in a time where downtime or slow connections are no longer afforded. As the demand for telemedicine, electronic forms, and cloud services continually increase, healthcare facilities are now starting to heavily invest in sophisticated network systems and infrastructure to ensure not just the stability of the business operations, but also to ensure the safety of the patients' data and medical records.

With these, your network system and infrastructure must be up to par. TP-Link Omada SDN provides a wireless network system, proven to offer efficiency for a multitude of healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Our systems are designed to provide reliable connectivity and high throughput with an easy-to-use interface. By utilizing powerful firewalls, device security detection, and protection, we can create a secure and stable network to protect the privacy of your data and records.

Contact sales.ca@tp-link.com to learn more about Omada SDN and how it can work for your healthcare facility.

Denise De Albuquerque

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