Healthcare network and communications technology present unique challenges for IT organizations because they must:
- Manage the ever-growing number of computers and special medical devices
- Manage a complex web of integration, interfaces, and connections between
systems and software
- Manage the communication environment
that glues the enterprise together
(security, building management systems, nurse call, patient monitoring, etc.)
- Store vast amounts of medical data that
must be immediately available
- Secure sprawling infrastructures and confidentiality of data
- Comply with ongoing changes in internal rules, industry standards, and government regulations
- Improve patient access to healthcare services, regardless of where they live
The next challenge for the healthcare industry will be determining the direction in which IT will evolve. Experts today believe this challenge revolves around data integration and data standards. Medical data solutions need to be more seamless and integrated in order to allow clinicians to collect, share, and access cutting edge knowledge that ultimately enhances the quality of care.
Planning ahead is imperative. EDI believes in designing the most effective solutions that leverage technology, as well as your mission, and takes a vendor-neutral, engineering-based approach to the design of your organization’s most critical communications systems.
Securing a healthcare facility can be a difficult task. The Security Department often struggles with the open and healing environment that a hospital must provide, along with the risks that such an environment invites through its doors. EDI uses a consultative approach to help you define the security needs at your facility and design cost-effective security solutions to meet your needs. Our experience creating general security programs and policies, as well as comprehensive security master plans, for hospitals around the world is a valuable asset we bring to the design at your facility.
We are vendor–neutral and recommend “best of breed” solutions that meet your security needs and budget. We lean on our experts in cabling infrastructure, network design, telephone design, and audio-visual to assist with elements of security design because these systems are increasingly converging as the technology advances.
EDI’s security services include:
Audio-visual technology in the healthcare field greatly impacts the quality of patient care and the patient experience by:
- Enabling minimally invasive surgeries and procedures to be performed, reducing the chance of infection
- Enhancing communication and collaboration between caregivers
- Providing entertainment and information for patients and their families
- Connecting specialists in large urban medical centers to rural physicians and clinics
EDI’s experienced professionals specialize in complete audio-visual design, which includes not only the proper equipment, but also the space planning, room shaping, room finishes, lighting, and acoustics. We have worked with many healthcare facilities incorporating audio-visual designs into:
"EDI is a world-class medical systems designer. Modern healthcare systems require integration and knowledge of the latest technologies to support the staff and serve the patients. EDI is our solution for this.”
Operation Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
“Being a true Greenfield hospital, no staff, no facility, and being located in the Middle East, we were hard pressed to review and respond to the numerous design documents that were submitted to our IT Department. EDI provided us the expertise we needed to turn around those documents and respond to the contractor in a timely manner.”
“The EDI team brings progressive but proven solutions to the table and involves Parkview in evaluating those solutions' ability to meet organization needs.”
"EDI's foresight and innovation enabled us to save a considerable amount of money. The entire EDI team has given us a product that we can be proud of."