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5 Signs your healthcare network is due for an upgrade

5 Signs your healthcare network is due for an upgrade

If you’re relying on an older network to keep pace with the fast-changing healthcare environment, it’s time for a change.

  1. Quality care requires speed—and you’re just not fast enough.

    Electronic health records, patient monitoring devices, imaging systems, and more place huge demands on the network, and older networks simply weren’t built to support them. Modern converged wired and wireless technology allows you to do your job effectively—at the speed you need. Cisco® 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless solutions deliver speeds up to 11.5 times faster than the previous-generation technology (802.11n). Get your switches ready for 802.11ac with Cisco Catalyst® Multigigabit technology.

  2. Complaints are rising—from patients and providers.

    Our digitally connected world now comes with expectations. Clinicians want to work from anywhere. Patients and families want to use their devices in medical facilities just as they do everywhere else. If that’s not happening at your organization, it’s time for a change. Cisco is the only vendor to team up with Apple to deliver a better mobile experience built on optimized Wi-Fi and roaming. Get Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA™) wireless, switching, and routing solutions for a powerful foundation, so you can get high-level performance from your applications and keep your employees (and patients) happy.

  3. You’re leaving the door open for hackers.

    Healthcare now has the dubious distinction of being the number one most targeted sector for cyberattacks. And the stakes are high: a single ransomware attack can cause your operations to shut down altogether, severely impacting patient care. The older your infrastructure, the more vulnerable you become. With Cisco DNA, intelligent sensors and enforcers are embedded into your switches, routers, and wireless solutions, giving you enhanced context and visibility everywhere on the network.

  4. You’re two out of three for the triple aim.

    Quality: check. Population health: improving. Cost? Still an issue. Part of the problem might be your old infrastructure that forces you to spend most of your time and resources on managing and troubleshooting the network. Save up to $48,000 (US dollars) per year and get up to a 402% ROI over 5 years with Cisco DNA, according to IDC. Central to Cisco DNA, APIC-EM lets you automate policy-based application profiles—saving you time and money. And with Cisco ONE™ Software, you can continue to protect your investments and benefit from new architecture innovations that can be activated through software.

  5. Healthcare data is growing faster than your organization.

    Data in healthcare is exploding, opening up a world of opportunity for the industry—and you don’t want to be left behind. Your network needs to be able to handle the powerful tools, computing environments, and applications that will give you the edge in the competitive healthcare market. The Cisco Catalyst and Cisco Nexus® lines of switches—in addition to Cisco IWAN and wireless solutions—are built to support today’s largest applications and scale to meet the data demands of tomorrow.

  6. Download the 5 Signs Your Network is Due for an Upgrade Data Sheet (.PDF)

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