Large southeast hospital enables the next level of patient care with network capability and security from Windstream Enterprise
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.,
The need for greater security and continuity within the healthcare industry is largely driven by the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and has led to the widespread use of electronic healthcare records to comply with certain data security and business continuity standards. As a result, business continuity is more vital today than ever before in the healthcare world, driving service providers to support network investments that enable businesses to gain bandwidth, transparency, security and control advantages that mirror the capabilities only held by major carriers just a few years ago.
“In the healthcare world, delivering the best patient care is an around-the-clock job,” says Joseph Harding, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Windstream Enterprise and Wholesale. “High reliability and security are imperatives in healthcare, and it’s up to the technology leaders within those organizations to ensure that they are taking advantage of new technologies like dark fiber, wavelength services and software-defined networking to protect against the loss of critical patient data, and patient communication channels due to an infrastructure failure.”
Windstream Enterprise proudly leads U.S. communications providers in deploying the most advanced optical transport technology in the core. Through its continued expansion and investment at the edge in major markets across the U.S., Windstream Enterprise offers the value and benefits of innovative optical service that can easily be customized, implemented, expanded and managed.
“The hospital system’s expansion plans meant a growing need for low-latency, high-bandwidth connectivity between its core hospitals, as well the ability to share operating software systems across an entire state, were top priorities,” continues Harding. “The team determined that by providing core location connectivity with Wavelengths, their IT department could maintain complete control, ensure greater security and manage multiple virtual networks without service provider intervention.”
In addition to Wavelengths with Optical Encryption, Windstream Enterprise offers a range of complementary network and communications solutions including SD-WAN proprietary OfficeSuite® UCaaS solution, integrated network security, and access, transport and business continuity solutions including Ethernet and
Sarah C. Davis, 720.529.7611
Source: Windstream Holdings, Inc.