Aruba plays a crucial role in accelerating digital transformation of Healthcare sector

With COVID-19 pandemic mandating healthcare industry to undergo crucial reforms, health care organizations are quickly initiating Rapid Response plans.

Jacob Chacko Regional Business Head – Middle East, Saudi & South Africa (MESA) at HPE Aruba

Jacob Chacko Regional Business Head – Middle East, Saudi & South Africa (MESA) at HPE Aruba says, “Aruba sees itself as being an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team to help address the critical challenges facing Healthcare IT during this time. The company is responding to this crisis with the same ‘Customer First, Customer Last’ approach that has long endeared it to healthcare customers all over the world.”

Aruba provides an insight into how technology in healthcare will evolve and how the company’s solutions are driving this transformation:

Remote Working and Connectivity
To enable remote working in Healthcare, Aruba Remote Access Points (RAPs) extend the same network services and security policies to an employee’s home, just as if they were in a hospital, clinic or office.

Expanded Network Coverage
Many hospitals are building drive-through testing stations and rapid triage areas outside of their facilities. These environments can be challenging, but through the use of Aruba’s Zero-Touch Provisioning, a network can be installed and configured without IT being physically involved. Aruba Access Points (APs) can easily be made to work over cellular connections if needed.

Aruba Central for cloud-managed networking allows healthcare institutions to manage new (and existing) networks simply and without on-site presence. When the need for these temporary installations passes, they can simply scale back to normal delivery.

Easily Monitor the User and Mission Critical Application Experience
One way to ensure those who are working on the front lines and treating patients receive a quality network experience is by using Aruba User Experience Insight (UXI) to report on connectivity and application performance throughout the day. UXI also provides a simple way to identify issues before they can cause problems – even if on-site support is not possible.

Telemedicine to Deliver Primary Care
While the focus is on COVID-19, the regular healthcare needs of communities remain, the Aruba solutions described above will allow providers (MD/DO, PA-C, ARNP, etc.) to see patients via traditional telemedicine apps from the security of their own homes. By securely extending the hospital’s network to a provider’s home, a semblance of normal patient-provider interaction can be preserved.

Countering Cybersecurity Risks
Health systems that have seen a doubling of their remote workforce have had to enable staff with remote connectivity devices to connect to enterprise IT systems seamlessly, with minimal data flow between devices in and outside firewalls.

The right technology, used at the right time, can be transformational for healthcare. Integrated correctly within the patient journey, it becomes a vital tool that supports clinicians, not hinders them, and contributes to a much-improved experience for patients.