Next Generation Healthcare – A Barrier or Innovation Platform?
When it comes to digital transformation, healthcare providers are leading the way. This process of moving almost all aspects of healthcare to the digital world has a myriad of benefits for both the provider and the patient:
Electronic Health Records (EHR) provide a single, centralized place for all patient medical records, minimizing the amount of time spent retrieving and sending records to and from storage.
Automatic interaction monitoring allows clinicians to spend more time with their patients and less time dealing with tedious paperwork.
Innovations such as E-prescribing enables doctors to send prescriptions directly to a patient’s pharmacy. This in turn allows for more effective tracking to reduce drug abuse and ensure that the correct patient is getting the correct medicine.
Up until this point, there has been an emphasis on the migration of information from paper to digital records stored on-site at hospitals and doctors, however, as this digital transformation continues, the migration will move from digital stored on-site at hospitals and doctors offices to digital stored in specialized healthcare clouds. The use of cloud applications and storage will present both numerous benefits and challenges. By moving the servers, software, and data off premise providers will eliminate the issues of ensuring data servers are up and running, that the data on those servers is available and properly backed up, and that software is up to date.
As this wave of digitization shows no signs of dwindling, it is essential for the success of healthcare providers to ensure that the applications on this journey meet and exceed performance expectations. Without this, their operations will suffer, and continue to worsen with the inevitable migration to the cloud. Where do we begin?
Currently, there is a significant gap in application and network visibility, which only widens with the introduction of cloud. Organizations need a three step plan to bridge this intelligence gap:
Get real time, non-intrusive visibility into applications to detect and analyze performance impacts. This enables IT professionals to act quickly since time is of critical importance.
Use 360° visibility to drive their digital transformation journeys by correlating analysis of user, application, network and multi-cloud data to ensure that they have all the information they need to make accurate and informed decisions.
Have actionable insights into potential operational issues ensuring the problems that emerge do not compromise the patient interests and needs.
Effectively enable your operations team to answer the simple question – “IS THE PROBLEM WITH THE APPLICATION, NETWORK OR CLOUD?”