Healthcare institutions face a unique set of challenges when it comes to providing high-speed networking and pervasive Internet access capabilities to their user communities.
- Of primary importance is compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The patient confidentiality focus of this policy requires, among other things, the secure transfer of electronic health care information. Recognizing the risks inherent to that, HIPAA contains regulations for information privacy and information systems security. All healthcare providers must comply with the law.
- Geographically-distributed medical centers and institutions require high-speed, high capacity data transmission links to support research, collaborative programs, and high resolution image transfer. Moreover, these institutions face the challenge of deploying cost-effective networking technology to meet the growing demand for online information, knowledge, and quality health services.
The cost of leased lines and fiber interconnections with the capacity to support these types of applications are often prohibitive. In the case of fiber, in many cases it is simply unavailable.
With capacities ranging from 25 Mbps to 1 Gbps, microwave backhaul systems from Exalt are ideal for securely interconnecting geographically-distributed locations including campus buildings, hospitals, clinics, and community health-care facilities. And with a rich set of data networking and security options including VLAN tagging, SNMP v3, and 256-bit AES encryption, Exalt systems can isolate traffic flows and provide the highest encryption capability available to ensure HIPAA-compliant transmission.