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Healthcare Is Going Digital

Today, there is more pressure than ever before for healthcare providers to achieve better outcomes at lower cost. This, in turn, puts more pressure on healthcare to go electronic. Targets for efficiency and care quality cannot be met without being online. In fact, initiatives like Electronic Health Records (EHR), Meaningful Use (MU) Standards, and Healthcare Information Exchanges (HIE) require medical data to be delivered electronically and reward providers financially for doing this. Telemedicine is also driving patient care online. Modern healthcare is digital healthcare that rides over a strong network interconnecting providers, sites, and patients. In today's day and age, a better telecommunications network means better patient care.

Healthcare Driver Network Need
Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use High
Accountable Care Organizations High
Big Data Analytics High
Patient Portals High

Solution:

Lumos Network Building Blocks

Lumos offers a variety of network building blocks that can be combined to create a solution tailored to your organization's needs.

  • Network access and transport to reach sites, patients, providers, the Internet, and cloud applications
  • On net connectivity for better network performance guarantees
  • Resiliency capabilities/enhancements to maximize network availability
  • Data center services for geographic diversity and extended computing facilities
  • Hosted network services for business operations (voice, email, and website)

Lumos networks will help you connect your organization's sites and plug into the care delivery ecosystem, so you can coordinate care, engage patients, comply with healthcare policies, and improve outcomes.

Examples
Regional Health has implemented an EHR and wants to improve coordination of patient care with hospitals and other providers by being able to exchange information with them, provide clinical summaries when transitioning a case, and reconcile medications. After Regional completes this initiative, they will begin making health data accessible to patients through the patient portal in their EHR and sending secure email to patients about their healthcare. And, Regional is considering participating in a telemedicine pilot to better serve some of their patients. To support these initiatives, Regional will need high-performance, scalable connectivity to link their offices, as well as a fast, extremely reliable connection to the Internet, which is critical for the success of their patient portal, email to patients, and telemedicine. Lumos' Ethernet, DIA, and hosted email services fit the bill. With Ethernet, Regional can easily increase the bandwidth between locations as data volumes grow, and DIA gives Regional robust Internet access that ensures fast upload and download speeds. Lumos hosted email will allow Regional to send secure electronic messages to patients. By enabling these initiatives, Lumos solutions will have contributed to the following benefits for Regional Health:

  • Better care coordination by enabling providers to exchange information
  • Increased efficiency by reducing paper records and duplicative tests
  • Progress toward achieving Meaningful Use Stages for EHR and earning the related CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid) financial incentives
  • Lumos Network Services
    • Network Transport – for dedicated and shared, metro and wide area networks
      • Private Line, Wavelengths, Ethernet
    • Dedicated Internet Access – for high performance connectivity to the World Wide Web
      • Range of speeds with burst-ability for additional capacity on demand
    • Hosted Services – for cloud-based solutions to key business operations
      • Hosted Voice, Conferencing, Call Center, Email, and Website services
    • Resiliency Capabilities -- to preserve network connectivity and enable business continuity
      • Built-in resiliency with additional diversity and redundancy options
    • Colocation Facilities – for geographic diversity and additional computing sites with minimal impact to current resources
      • Secure, carrier-grade hardened facilities with rack space and power
Healthcare Solutions

Healthcare Solutions