In the healthcare industry, technology has become a clinical tool. When people think of tools at a doctor’s disposal, many people think of a scalpel or stethoscope, but MRIs and X-ray machines are just as prevalent. And, increasingly, we in IT look at the communication tools with the same level of importance.
Beaumont Hospital has made a substantial investment in ICT over the last decade. It now hosts a large virtualised private cloud infrastructure in its own data centre, supporting 1,800 PC workstations and a current total of over 5,000 authorised passwords for staff and other users. It is Wi-Fi enabled throughout, with internet access for patients and visitors, and a Separate secure network for staff.