Enterasys Networks to Demonstrate Leading Healthcare Solutions at HIMSS 2011

Company Demonstrates Continuing Commitment to Helping Healthcare Providers Improve Patient Care with Highly Available Wired and Wireless Networking

ANDOVER, Mass., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, announced its plans to exhibit at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS 2011) Conference & Exhibition, being held in Orlando, Florida beginning February 20, 2011. Enterasys solutions enable healthcare organizations to deploy clinical wireless mobility, streamline and improve availability of role-based network access, and ensure data privacy and compliance to key healthcare standards – helping them address the most pressing needs for healthcare organizations today.

"Healthcare organizations are under intense pressure to deploy technology that enables providers to increase the quality and availability of patient care," said Bob Noel, healthcare solutions manager at Enterasys Networks. "In particular, wired and wireless networks are the critical 'glue' that link caregivers with clinical applications, medical devices and patient data. We work with healthcare customers to enable their network to facilitate clinical collaboration, workflows and overall availability of care while maintaining appropriate access control to data and services within a highly dynamic and mobile environment."

Healthcare environments present unique challenges, including a diverse set of clinical applications and systems, medical devices and back office systems, as well as an ever-changing patient and medical staff population.  These challenges demand leading-edge networking solutions that provide advanced automation features and simplified management including common wired/wireless management to support uninterrupted connectivity and reduce TCO throughout the entire healthcare environment.

"Prior to the Siemens Enterprise Communications deployment using the Enterasys solutions, our network infrastructure was best described as the 'Wild West' - unreliable, with limited visibility into access policies," explained Mike Miller, network manager at Samaritan Hospital. "The hospital had goals it wanted to achieve, leveraging technology, to provide a better healthcare environment, but our network was holding us back.... Since implementing the Siemens Enterprise Communications solution, we have seen a significant increase in network efficiency, coupled with a decrease in help desk tickets across the entire hospital."

Enterasys healthcare customers use Enterasys network infrastructure and security solutions to ensure availability of both wired and wireless networked devices, prioritize access to clinical applications involved with patient care, enforce authorized access criteria to protect patient confidentiality and preserve data integrity, and offer wireless network access to patients and guests.

"Before the Siemens Enterprise Communications and Enterasys solutions were in place, our network infrastructure was in a bad state — inefficient, static, difficult to manage and extremely expensive to support," said Daryl Eckermann, IT manager for Anglicare Australia. "We were in need of a next-generation network that would provide the foundation for data and voice collaboration for our many locations, including wireless remote connectivity for traveling staff, and most importantly, easy management capabilities for our small IT staff."

Enterasys at HIMSS 2011

  • When:

February 20-24, 2011

  • Where:

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Booth 2900

  • What:

Enterasys will be demonstrating clinical wireless

mobility, high availability integrated wired/wireless

networking including role-based access as well as

compliance solutions


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About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based architectures to unify communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications companies include Siemens Enterprise Communications, Cycos, and Enterasys Networks.

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SOURCE Enterasys Networks