Healthcare’s virtualized networks: Providing a higher level of patient care

How moving from on-premises network infrastructure to a software model can improve patient outcomes

by The AT&T Business Editorial Team

The decision to move to the cloud has been debated for years in the healthcare industry. It’s now no longer a question of, “Should we move to the cloud?” Today, the focus is, “When—and how—do we virtualize our networks?”

Lee Kim, Director of Privacy and Security at HIMSS North America, says several long-term trends are driving healthcare systems to adopt virtualized networks.

“The good old days of healthcare systems maintaining their own infrastructure in house are pretty much fading fast,” Kim says. “We are finding that technology demands are just too much for what a single IT team at a healthcare system can do. So, many hospitals and institutions are moving to a virtualized network.”

The new e-book from AT&T, “Providing a Higher Level of Patient Care,” explores how virtualized networks can help healthcare organizations improve patient outcomes and create other benefits. You’ll read about—

  •       The 4 trends driving the industry shift toward virtualized networks
  •       Specific ways these networks can benefit healthcare organizations
  •       How virtualized networks handle cybersecurity
  •       A road map for taking your organization from on-premises to virtualization

Switching to virtualized networks and help healthcare organizations reduce costs, provide higher levels of patient care, improve security, and enhance network efficiencies—and support better patient outcomes.