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Healthcare Hyper-Efficiency: APC Micro Data Centers Within Hospitals

by Katy Plant on April 13, 2023

In this blog, readers will learn why micro data centers are becoming a popular choice for operators and managers of edge computing environments, and for those who want to increase overall computing capability in their Healthcare facility. To explore this topic further, read the full story here by APC.


To own, manage, and operate a Healthcare facility is no slice of pie.

Mission-critical care must be hyper-efficient, accurate, and complete at all times; otherwise, patients suffer. Hospitals additionally consume huge amounts of energy on a daily basis, from lighting, heating, cooling, and ventilation requirements to hot water heating.

Healthcare facilities therefore must ensure accurate patient testing, treatment, and diagnosis, all the while delivering power and cooling efficiently throughout the building. As a result, owners and operators want to seek out integrated and improved IT solutions. 

This modern-day phenomenon, known as digital transformation at the edge, has caused organizations to consider new technologies and what they offer. Better connectivity, efficiency, and sustainability all await those with an integrated IT system, which help buildings to:

  • Reduce Overall Costs
  • Improve Operational Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Enable a Better Patient Experience
  • Improve Profitability

Hospital staff using technology to communicate

Healthcare teams might sense a light at the end of the tunnel. Depending on how and where a Healthcare environment processes and stores its data, an integrated edge computing solution can avoid mishaps in communication. 

Micro data centers have become an advantageous solution in the Healthcare industry for many reasons, the first being flexibility. A facility can benefit from a micro data center whether its primary goal is to reduce data transmission and bandwidth costs, to compute without local IT support, or to support 5G services.

In hospitals, 5G-powered technologies have the ability to directly enhance operation. For example, if the facility's staff receives greater access to information about individual rooms, they can quickly and easily monitor energy consumption or refer to accurate patient records. By simply making medical records more accessible to staff, hospitals improve efficiencies and sustainability efforts.

While the idea of 5G integration sounds exciting, it does require all departments, teams, and partners to work together toward a shared goal. Building a strong physical infrastructure takes time and collaboration. So, what's the next step?

APC IT solution providers deliver edge efficiency using EcoStuxure Micro Data Centers

APC recommends taking the following course of action, if you think your Healthcare facility could benefit from a micro data center, or another kind of edge computing solution.

First, consider the ambitions of your Healthcare facility when choosing a solution. How much space is allocated for IT infrastructure? Where are the weaknesses in your current communications practice? Make sure to do appropriate research, so that you can select a solution that's perfectly suited for your unique Healthcare environment.



If you're still interested in the benefits of micro data centers, contact your local Accu-Tech Representative to learn exactly how to integrate them into your space. For more products and solutions like this, visit the APC vendor page today. 

Topics: healthcare sustainability Micro Data Centers APC by Schneider Electric edge computing digital transformation

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