One of the challenges in the healthcare domain today is simply how to manage the overall wireless network with all the different mobility use requirements. Today’s wireless environment compared to sixteen years ago in healthcare is very complex and needs to deal with the issues of ensuring the correct policies, quality of service, and security compliance.
A couple of examples to think about:
- How do you ensure that the physician has access to the electronic healthcare record when in the intensive care unit, but if they go to a public area, they are limited by access this application by location?
- How do you quickly identify and push out policies for quality of service and security regarding a specific manufacture of a medical device without having to go to each network closet or touch each device?
Previous to 2017, you simply had to have it seems an army of IT staff to manage all these changes.
Extreme Networks has differentiated itself from the traditional networking companies by providing real business value. Everything it seems can be managed from a single pane of glass. This business value will drive down not only costs, but also risk.
This Application Analytics allows Healthcare IT to optimize the network for increased application performance while also giving IT the tools necessary to provide detailed network-based business analytics to all parts of the business. This empowers IT to invite and share business analytics information with other Line of Business executives, which will elevate the network and IT functions to a higher and more strategic level for the business.
In Summary what are the real business benefits to Healthcare IT Organizations?
An ability to provide better business decisions – This will allow context to the application visibility by associating user, role, location, time, device, and more with the application.
Expedite troubleshooting – Proactive visibility into the application, eliminating issues before they can occur. This increases user satisfaction and the user experience.
More accurate network planning – Validate beforehand and understand the impact of deployed applications on the network. This provides the data necessary to plan network expansions before user complain.
Quantify the application usage on the network – Establish a baseline on the network usage that IT can use to trend network application usage overtime and identify when abnormalities arise.
Ensure the proper reporting for compliance and regulatory – Provide the ability to track, collect, and report application usage with built in reporting and additionally export this information to third party reporting products.