The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) is one of Sydney’s oldest and largest healthcare institutions. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital deployed a new system with reliable and secure access to electronic medical records.
- Keeping RPA at the cutting edge of medical treatment and research requires a robust, reliable and highly-available voice and data network infrastructure
- Recently, RPA decided to increase the capacity of its core network to support some key new applications, including a patient-centered electronic medical record (eMR), wireless mobile electrocardiogram stations, and a picture archiving and communications system
- The network also had to support VoIP technology and deliver campus-wide wireless connectivity to enable enhanced mobile applications and connectivity for staff and patients while supporting the emerging Bring Your Own Device trend
- Clinical information can now be gathered wherever patients are located, uploaded to a secure data center and shared with appropriate staff members thanks to Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Converged Campus Network solution
- The new VoIP infrastructure, a mission critical business telephony solution for doctors, has helped meet the business continuity needs of a large and evolving facility
- World-class infrastructure improves communication and collaboration, while reducing operating expenses and total cost of ownership
- Reliable and secure access to electronic medical records is available wherever and whenever needed, improving patient care
"We’re digitizing almost everything we do, which makes the network central to our healthcare-delivery methodology. We can’t afford to have our network be unavailable.
Everyone at the hospital now takes our network for granted, which is what really tells me our strategy and solution has been a good one."
— Nick van Domburg, Chief Information Officer for the Sydney Local Health District