Friday, August 29, 2008

What Is The Impact Of Telecommunications On The Healthcare Industry?

Telecommunications will continue to play a large role in this space, as health related organizations’ internal and external connectivity needs increase. For example, over the past several years, insurance companies have pushed hospitals to go to an all digital records setup, even doctors' notes. The resulting efficiencies lessens their cost exposure. More digital data should increase data storage, archiving, and retrieval needs. Telecoms’ offering the right mix of services should play an important role.

Also consider the major bandwidth requirements for meeting medical imagery requirements. For example, picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) are computers or networks dedicated to the storage, retrieval, distribution and presentation of images. Most PACSs handle images from various medical imaging instruments, including ultrasound, magnetic resonance, PET, computed tomography, endoscopy, mammograms, etc.

All of these applications eat major bandwidth. So make sure your planning covers not just speed, reduntancy, and uptime .... but also the size of the pipe to handle the load. For assistance in finding a bandwidth solution to meet the exact needs of your healthcare organization ... take advantage of the NO COST support provided here: Medical Imaging Bandwidth

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