Intuitive system helps automate network operations and defend against today’s evolving threat landscape
Zürich, Switzerland (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Cisco announces that Felix Platter Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, is deploying Cisco® Intent-Based Networking to create the foundation for the hospital’s digital operation. The new, highly secure network is designed and deployed by Itris Enterprise AG, a Cisco Gold Partner in Switzerland, and is expected to be fully operational by December 2018.
The Felix Platter Hospital is one of the leading Swiss university centers for medicine of aging and rehabilitation. With 320 hospital beds and 700 staff, it is dedicated to innovative research projects and serves as a teaching hospital for geriatric medicine.
The intuitive network will power several applications used by doctors, nurses, patients, and hospital operations, including the hospital information system and asset tracking for medical equipment. The building’s automation system, voice and video communication (including mobile devices) and the patient entertainment system will also run on the same network, thus saving significant costs for implementation and management.
“Digitizing our hospital on all levels—from healthcare systems to patient-facing services, collaboration tools for our staff, and building management—is a major undertaking and a unique professional challenge,” says Laurent Wagner, CIO of Felix Platter Hospital. “We were looking for a solution where end-to-end security is embedded into the network. Total cost of ownership and the possibility to manage mobile devices as an integrated part of the network played an important role in our decision, as did the quality of the offer, the references, and the professionalism of the Cisco and Itris teams.”
Laying the foundation for digital healthcare
The Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA™) provides Felix Platter Hospital a portfolio of innovative hardware and software designed to work together as a single, integrated system. It brings many benefits to the IT team, ranging from simplified management to automation, segmentation and integrated security.
“Healthcare is one of the sectors in which digitization has been top of mind for quite some time. Yet we are still only seeing the early days of truly digital healthcare, with the rise of electronic patient records alongside connected devices and applications such as health monitors, medicine dispensers, and first responder connectivity. Being at the forefront of innovative research, Felix Platter Hospital realized the need for a sound foundation with an intuitive network that embeds security into the network rather than bolting it on,” says Christian Martin, general manager Cisco Switzerland.
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