The number of IP connected devices on healthcare networks is increasing exponentially with many of these devices critical to patient care. The emergence of a variety of wireless monitoring services is only the beginning of what will be a vast proliferation of connected devices within healthcare. These trends, while helpful for the patients, will increase the costs of patient care by increasing complexity. As consolidation of healthcare facilities continues, the management, control and secure device connectivity required will pose increasing challenges for network teams.
To address these challenges, healthcare providers need reliable, scalable and flexible DDI solutions. They need centralized logging of all network connections and changes, especially within DNS and DHCP. In order to help manage the growth of the network, healthcare organizations need to consolidate IP address management for a single view of their networks. BlueCat enables healthcare organizations to centrally manage and track wired and wireless networks and devices, automate routine network management tasks, ensure service continuity with resilient core services and comply with HIPAA requirements for auditing and control.
Medical University of South Carolina
The Medical University of South Carolina is a comprehensive academic health center with 3,000 students and 1,500 teaching staff as well as a 750-bed medical center that admits 33,000 patients and serves 800,000 outpatients per year. BlueCat is enabling MUSC to accommodate the growth of IP-connected devices on their network including wireless IV pumps and IP-enabled security cameras and door locks.
A large global pharmaceutical enterprise with over 150,000 employees dispersed over 50 locations on six continents came to BlueCat to better manage the process of merging acquired companies into their main corporate networks while reducing their risk through role-based access, full change tracking and replacing fragmented spreadsheet-based management of IPAM data.