Healthcare systems are often rapidly changing.

They might grow to accommodate expanded regional healthcare needs or due to mergers and acquisitions.

For IT, properly constructed enterprise infrastructure is essential to assure productivity and the much larger challenge of controlling costs.

Current healthcare enterprise infrastructure problems 

Typically, healthcare IT is a complex net of policies, processes and technologies.

Problems can include

  • Heavy workloads
  • The manual nature of current IT executions
  • Deeply siloed activities
  • A reactive, overloaded and tactical organization
  • Not enough work going into deeply understanding problems, clearly defining future states (that meet the needs of the business) and mapping out a business value-based set of activities.
  • Full IT management teams might not be engaged to understand the depth of the problems they face and to work as a team to build the future.
  • Some efforts can be too technically focused and undervalue the role of clear policy and processes.

In order to simplify and unify enterprise IT, CIOs want a capable, flexible enterprise-wise infrastructure to power IT enterprise operations.

Positive outcomes of well-planned healthcare infrastructure 

A proper enterprise roadmap will change silo thinking into enterprise thinking.

Instead of considering only the requirements of the current technology project, right-focused leaders will see the bigger picture and how outcomes affect the entire IT enterprise.

Doing it right the first time (even if it takes more time or resources) will always pay off for complex healthcare systems.

Concurrent active projects, when integrated into a cohesive solution, could include:

  • service management
  • configuration management
  • event management
  • data center automation and
  • project and portfolio management.

Improved governance and efficiency will also naturally occur if it is proactively built into processes and automation of all projects.

Secure infrastructure for healthcare systems 

Properly secured data is always an essential fundamental for healthcare systems.

Healthcare IT infrastructure solutions must provide an efficient and compliant foundation for modern data, analytics and devices.

Benefits include:

  • Robust information systems are vital to quality care and innovative research.
  • A secure IT environment simplifies the management of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
  • A fast network with integrated data protection supports growing mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
  • Virtualization and cloud platforms allow for optimized data center utilization.

Finding the ideal balance between an enterprise-wide roadmap for IT and secure data is paramount for modern healthcare systems.

To start a conversation about secure colocation and disaster recovery for your health system, contact FIBERTOWN today.

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