Networking vendor and a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Aruba Networks, has deployed its end-to-end networking solution for a series of new Australian healthcare customers.
These customers, that include Epworth HealthCare and Feros Care, have embraced its mobility defined networks to better support patients, doctors and vital monitoring devices.
Epworth HealthCare is one of Victoria’s largest not-for-profit healthcare groups. With technology a vital part of the experience for both doctors and patients at Epworth’s seven facilities, the group upgraded its enterprise mobility infrastructure from older generation 802.11n and 11g wireless technology to the latest networking standard, 802.11ac.
Epworth’s infrastructure manager, Nicholas Hobbs, said the group deployed Aruba’s 802.11ac mobility infrastructure and ClearPass Access Management solution to leverage a secure, higher performing wireless network, with the capability and bandwidth to support a larger density of users at any one time.
“With patients, there’s an expectation that Wi-Fi will be there. Wireless is akin to electricity now, with access a basic requirement. People just expect that it will be there.
“However, security is a factor in everything that we do in the healthcare space, and there aren’t a lot of choices when it comes to high quality security. That’s why we chose Aruba – a system that we can rely on, with ClearPass playing a major role in the complete solution,” he said.
Similarly, not-for-profit organisation, Feros Care, deployed Aruba mobility solutions to continue to provide quality care and support services for older Australians. It said in order for the aged care provider to remain highly competitive in the Australian healthcare industry, a secure mobility solution was required.
The wireless network infrastructure underpins Feros Care’s patient care requirements and assists with the implementation of its strategic technology plan and residential care house ‘e-villages’ program, delivering intelligent mobility across the organisation.
“Aruba’s mobility solution provides the opportunity to connect any device anywhere, any time. Be it the corporate office or residential sites, we aren’t restricted in any way, instead we’re empowered,” Feros Care chief information officer, Glenn Payne, said.
Aruba A/NZ managing director, Steve Coad, said the increased demand for its mobility solutions among Australian healthcare institutions highlights the changing nature of patient care and the importance technology plays in health and palliative care environments.
Coad said it also represents new customers embracing IoT as well as digital and mobile practices that are transforming the way medical practitioners interact, diagnose and care for patients.
“We are seeing an increasing demand from healthcare providers for high-performance mobility solutions. We are truly excited about the work we are doing with these forward thinking healthcare facilities and want to deliver a meaningful and positive experience for administrators, staff and patients,” Coad added.