“It is important for us to have a solid network foundation to support 24/7 operations across our healthcare facilities. Providing our staff with fast access to patient records, critical healthcare applications and the means to communicate securely and efficiently is one of our primary priorities,” says Dr. SherbazBichu, CEO, Aster Hospitals – UAE. “We are already familiar with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions and services, since we use them in other facilities across the UAE, and we appreciate the level of engagement and exceptional post-deployment support we receive. Our new special 55-bed COVID-19 treatment facility was made operational in record time, which is impressive.”
At the heart of this converged network infrastructure is the Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista® 2500 Network Management System (NMS), which is tailored to provide Aster’s IT team with a single-pane-of-glass management platform. It also delivers the ability to monitor network traffic and critical functions and manage the end-to-end network from a web-based user interface.
“All IoT healthcare facility devices are connected centrally and data is seamlessly integrated with the hospital’s information system to form a central data repository for data processing and management. This makes the data access and retrieval efficient, which in turn results in our doctors being able to access patient records, conduct procedures and deliver holistic management and treatment in a timely manner, thereby improving the quality of patient care we provide at Aster,” adds Dr. Sherbaz.
With Wi-Fi as a key component of the deployment, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise provided a controller-less Wi-Fi architecture enabling better performance, high availability, and scalability across the Aster hospital, while reducing complexity and lowering total cost of ownership (TCO). The high-speed Wi-Fi supports finely tuned quality of service (QoS) parameters to differentiate and provide appropriate QoS for each application, thus allowing Aster to prioritize bandwidth to critical areas of the hospital, such as operating rooms and ICUs. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise also provides 24/7 maintenance support and a lifetime hardware warranty, thus minimizing the TCO.
“Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has proven its expertise in providing healthcare facilities with converged infrastructure solutions that help ensure high-quality patient care. We aligned with Aster’s expectations and provided a simplified, efficient, and secure communications and network infrastructure to allow healthcare professionals to better collaborate and spend more time with the people who matter most – their patients,” explains Rahul Sharma, Sales Director – UAE & Oman, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. “Along with our partners, the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise team led all five phases of the implementation and ensured no downtime, allowing business operations to operate continuously.”