The reliability of critical infrastructure is arguably the most important vital sign when it comes to ensuring continuity in healthcare. Functioning much like the human body’s central nervous system, your IT infrastructure must continuously communicate with, monitor, and protect power and thermal management systems in order to stop downtime before it happens and ensure that patient data and medical equipment are always available when and where they are needed.
As your healthcare system’s command and control center, your IT infrastructure is the link that connects medical staff with patient data stored on servers in the data center, a colocation environment, the cloud, or a hybrid solution. Its reliability is paramount as even a moment’s interruption could compromise the life-saving work of healthcare providers, leading to sometimes irreversible consequences.
Despite understanding the importance of improving network performance—a priority that is second only to ensuring data security and compliance, according to IDC’s 2019 Datacenter Operational Survey—downtime continues to be a big problem for data centers across industries, translating directly into problems including compromised patient safety, delays that diminish patient and provider satisfaction, and compliance-related issues.
Preventing downtime and the ensuing business impact starts with creating a healthy, robust IT backbone or central nervous system that connects all components of your infrastructure and keeps everything running smoothly.
Healthcare organizations have three paths for ensuring the connectivity and reliability of their IT backbone. Continue reading to learn more.
We’ll discuss Vertiv's solutions for ensuring power continuity in Telehealth and Healthcare Closets. In this webinar, we’ll also review how digitalization and telehealth are impacting network closets and give you best practices for sizing, configuring and monitoring critical power systems within the hospital and across extended delivery networks. Register today.