Preparing Health IT Infrastructure for 5G and Future Technologies

As 5G continues to take shape across the nation and additional internet-based applications become more and more common, healthcare leaders are turning their attention to updating their health IT infrastructure. In a webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review, SVP CEO Justin Marron presented ways health IT leaders can get their health IT infrastructure ready for the future. During the webinar, Preparing Health IT Infrastructure for the Next Pandemic and the Future, Marron and Patrick Rhatigan, National Business Development Manager for RF Connect detailed why the old way of implementing and maintaining health IT infrastructure is no longer effective.

If you missed it, not to worry! You can view the entire webinar here. We’ve included a few highlights below. 

Health IT Infrastructure is the Fourth Utility

Marron started by diving into why healthcare IT leaders should consider their infrastructure the fourth utility. Electricity, water and cable are important utilities that help healthcare providers care for patients, and wireless should be considered just as essential. The rise of 5G is putting pressure on demand for more connectivity at a faster speed, and IPTV and telehealth requires the proper IT infrastructure to support it.  

During the webinar, Marron and Rhatigan talked about considering mobile-first networks that will support 5G and the next iteration of technology that will follow it. Hospitals heavily rely on wireless communication today for efficient workflows within the facility, communication while caring for patients, access to data and more. Having a network that can keep up is a big part of a facility’s ongoing success.

Marron provided a close-up look at SVP’s unique approach to customizing in-building wireless solutions that allow maximum connectivity throughout facilities and how investing in your wireless network now saves on cost per square foot in the years to come. Learn more about saving on your cost per square foot by using our ROI Calculator

Use Cases for Updating Infrastructure

To wrap things up, Marron provided details on how SVP is helping two major healthcare facilities meet their connectivity needs. SVP built a new system for Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago, and they overhauled a system for Parkview Health in Indiana. During both projects, SVP worked with leaders to customize, design and build an in-building wireless system that fits their needs.  

“Modern connectivity is a mission-critical pillar of modern healthcare delivery. With SVP as a partner, you can focus on your core business and leave your connectivity needs to us,” said Marron to close out the webinar. 

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