When your doctors and nurses must use several different communication systems, delays and inefficiencies in contacting people mean that productivity will inevitably suffer. And in the hospital situation, any inefficiencies in communication and decision making can negatively impact your primary mission – to provide effective health care. Cost-effective Unified Communications solutions from NEC provide the mobility and reachability needed by medical staff on the move throughout the day. An all-in-one suite can offer advanced communications functionality, including call control and group information, voicemail, directory services, operator and call routing. Simple and cost-effective to deploy, its three user modes – contact center agent, operator and employee – use the same server, a single database and a common user interface, and are managed from a central point. With single number accessibility and Unified Messaging, doctors and nurses will always be reliably within contact, even if you choose to retain a mix of PDAs, mobile phones and other devices. Even better for convenience and productivity is to have all communications for each user going to a single portable device such as a DECT – easy to implement with a Unified Communications solution.
*DECT: Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications
NEC's philosophy of network convergence utilizes media-rich communications across your facility network to provide an incredible productivity boost in medical environments. Not only will your doctors and nurses have instant access to diagnostic imaging files and other essential electronic patient information anywhere in your facility, the benefits can be extended to support community healthcare outreach. Telemedicine stations facilitate remote peer review using video-based patient exams, and video conferencing applications distribute multimedia communications to mobile or remote clinics. The system uses high availability servers to deliver always-on, media-rich communications across your facility networks. You'll see more efficient information access for individual clinicians, vastly more effective multimedia collaboration tools for your medical teams, and a greatly enhanced ability to provide remote healthcare.
Virtualization is a vital tool for making most efficient use of your resources. This is one of our major and unique strengths – the ability to provide comprehensive virtualization solutions, tailored to your requirements and capable of supporting almost any mix of software and hardware you may already be employing. A VPCC virtualized desktop solution integrates and centralizes client assets, such as data and applications, entirely on servers in the data center. This reduces your TCO and improves overall working efficiency. Server consolidation and virtualization also reduces the number of physical servers, dramatically lowering hardware maintenance, electricity consumption and air conditioning needs, saving office space with a smaller physical footprint, and minimizing administrative workloads through centralized management. Another benefit not available in physical server environments is live migration – you can migrate your virtual servers to another physical server to perform maintenance or other tasks on the physical servers without shutting them down. As a result, there is no impact on the end user – a vital consideration in the hospital environment.
Keeping track of the location and status of resources is another area where technology can unburden staff and budget. RFID technology can maximize efficiency, but deploying an RFID system that is reliable and delivers a significant return-on-investment is a challenge. NEC can supply an RFID solution that is ideal for healthcare providers. An effective RFID system has the ability to hold more data, change stored data easily, transfer data without needing line-of-sight, and is effective in harsh environments where barcode labels won't work. RFID tags enable monitoring of medicinal storage temperatures as well as the ability to track asset location. You can reduce inventory operation expenses, manage devices and equipment in real time, and greatly increase security – together with a significant return on investment.
By streamlining your IT infrastructure as well as your workflow, NEC virtualization and Unified Communications solutions can dramatically enhance your performance by boosting productivity and cutting costs throughout your organization.