Cat Scratch Jitter: On The Growing IT Needs of the Healthcare Industry
For some reason, I am hearing “packet loss jitter” in my head to the tune of Ted Nugent’s, “Cat Scratch Fever”. I’ll wait while you try it. In any case, I don’t want any of it. Thankfully, FiberMedia Group will provide metrics for those (packet loss and jitter, not cat scratch fever), as well as a combination of dark fiber services, complete network management and bandwidth management between sites. Clients also rely on the company to provide monitoring services to maintain their IT infrastructure performance.
Their growth in large part has been driven by virtualization in the Healthcare and Media industries. Though the trend also reaches across all enterprise, healthcare poses particular changes and great opportunity. In fact, a recent three-year study of Kaiser Permanente patient retention suggests that access to personal health records boosts personal health records patient loyalty. Outsourcing IT allows healthcare providers to utilize technology to benefit patients while assuring that they have the most advanced capabilities and a cost-effective solution for managing operations.
FiberMedia Group extensive experience and expertise helps healthcare organizations enhance the overall performance of their network. They can help build a dark fiber strategy that provides fixed cost pricing, scalability, control and security. FiberMedia Groups works with hospitals and healthcare solution providers to house their mission critical infrastructure in their data centers. Rather than house their own data centers, FiberMedia has been able to reduce capital expenses by providing better solutions.
The IT needs for healthcare continue to expand as organizations work to involve providers and patients in wellness and preventative care initiatives. For insurers, the obvious benefit is to keep patients healthy in order to keep costs down. In order to do that, they are finding ways to use technology to keep people engaged in wellness initiatives and are looking towards social media and other web and mobile platforms to engage members and patients in their own health.
Healthcare institutions have never aspired to become IT organizations, but with compliance issues and the ability to better serve and engage patients using new technologies, IT has become a very big part of healthcare. It’s important that healthcare organizations partner with an expert such as Fiber Media to come up with a cost effective dark fiber strategy and can also manage networks and optimize bandwidth. Fiber Media also has experience with reducing the overhead and risks of HIPAA and other healthcare compliance requirements so that organizations can focus on their core business — providing quality healthcare.
Witten By: Mo Ratel