Delivering the Highest Quality of Care

Healthcare providers depend heavily on their network to care for patients, and downtime is not an option.

Digital transformation, emerging networking trends, federal regulations, and patient expectations are placing an increasingly large burden on healthcare networks. Find out how VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® helps healthcare organizations transform their networks into scalable, secure, uninterrupted and bandwidth-flexible infrastructures to support existing and future requirements.

IT Must Keep Up with Advancement in Healthcare

The networks of yesterday were not built to support the growing demands of the modern-day healthcare organization. Equipment is becoming increasingly sophisticated and IoT-driven and users are often more distributed. Providing care to those in remote locations via unified communications tools or accessing cloud-based patient records requires modern, flexible and secure networks.

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Protected Health Information (PHI)

PHI is highly sensitive, making it extremely value and sought after by hackers who will do anything to get the data. This requires a stringent security profile across all connected network nodes and locations.

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Telehealth and QoS

Telehealth is growing in adoption to facilitate a virtual connection between provider and patient using bandwidth intensive video conferencing services, which requires a high quality of service (QoS). These services leverage cloud applications to deliver access to electronic medical records (EMR) and sharing high-resolution images.

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Remote Branch Offices, Clinics, and Pharmacies

Care is increasingly provided in branch locations such as clinics and medication obtained at connected pharmacies. All must adhere to the same HIPAA requirement as primary care offices, which requires a reliable and secure network connection.

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Pre- or Post-Treatment Payment

Payment for healthcare services is often required before care is provided, and for those paying electronically, this requires the location to have a securely network-connected payment device or ATM, that adheres to PCI DSS compliance regulations.

VMware SD-WAN Powers Healthcare Network Requirements

Providing healthcare today is much more than making a diagnosis or prescribing medication. The advancements in medicine, the increase in regulations to protect patient and doctor, and the digitization of the entire process requires a scalable, secure, uninterrupted and bandwidth-flexible healthcare IT network.

 

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Central Management and Control

SD-WAN centralizes the monitoring, visibility and cloud control to enable zero-touch branch deployment across distributed locations while delivering automatic business policy and firmware updates, configurable rules, prioritization of applications, link performance, and capacity measurements. IT personnel can manage all network traffic and applications and remediate from a central location rather than have to roll a truck to remote sites.

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Application and Data Segmentation

Not all healthcare traffic and applications are the same and require the need to be treated differently. SD-WAN segments traffic end-to-end to isolate various types and meet compliance requirements. IT managers have full control with SD-WAN of traffic isolation (via VRF) by custom segments (voice, data, HIPAA, PCI, etc.) that can be applied by site type via established profile templates. This ensures that IoT and OT traffic is separated from EMR traffic and corporate versus guest internet access across all locations in the network.

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Zero Touch Deployment

SD-WAN edges placed in each primary and remote branch office or clinic automatically authenticate, connect, and receive configuration instructions with the centralized management portal once connected to the Internet in a zero-touch deployment. This enables healthcare organizations to quickly deploy new sites as well as transition newly acquired locations into the overall network.

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Best-of-Breed Security

A stateful and context-aware (application, user, device) integrated next-generation firewall delivers granular control of micro-applications, support for protocol-hopping applications, such as Skype and other peer-to-peer applications. The secure firewall service is user- and device OS-aware with the ability to segregate voice, video, data, and compliance traffic. Additionally, SD-WAN integrates seamlessly with best-of-breed security vendors (such as Palo Alto Networks, Zscaler, Symantec, and Check Point), allowing healthcare organizations to easily implement the security profile of their choice.

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