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By Patrick McCabe, Nuage Networks, Nokia
Existing legacy IT networks are limiting the transformational possibilities of today's digital technologies. The way forward lies in new software-defined networks (SDN and SD-WAN) that will provide an affordable, reliable, and secure platform for the next steps in the delivery of value-based healthcare.
Integrated technologies have already begun to impact the discipline of nursing. Nurse leaders are positioned to influence how technology is applied in the patient care environment, but many aren’t asking the critical questions that need to be asked or claiming their rightful seat at the table.
Healthcare has recently seen a massive shift away from its traditional origins and toward more of a consumer-based, service-focused industry. As a result, today’s patient interactions are best viewed through the same lens of customer service as other industries.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital provides the widest range of health services for young patients in England’s West Midlands County and beyond. When the hospital expanded its PICU in 2010, it converted an adjacent ward located behind a double-door entryway. The increased space and physical separation made it harder for nurses and physicians to quickly locate colleagues with a visual scan of the unit.
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