Cisco collaborates with SiPH and boosts healthcare system in Thailand

Networking major Cisco and
Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital, Thailand (SiPH) announced their association.

Cisco will provide
innovations in the areas of wireless mobility, security, voice and video to
develop a borderless hospital for the next-generation in patient care and
hospital administration to SiPH.

SiPH, one of the oldest
public and teaching hospitals in Thailand,
will be availed
with core network enabled by the Cisco
Borderless Network Architecture, powered by the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Switches, Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders, and Cisco Catalyst 2960
Series switches. The powerful combination of Cisco Nexus switches and fabric
extenders will deliver scalable, high-density server connectivity while the
Cisco Catalyst 2960 enables applications that utilize IP  telephony, wireless and video.

Moreover, a survey conducted
by Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) and conducted by Princeton
Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI) projects that collaboration
and information sharing for health care has great potential for availing
large-scale health sector innovation.

The survey found that 65
percent of the respondents believed there was high potential for collaboration
via information and communications technology to diagnose and treat patients,
65 percent of them also believed there was high potential for electronically
sharing or accessing diagnostic images, video or patient biometric data and 64
percent think there is a high potential for using ICT to provide clinical
training and references.

Cisco’s webcasting and video
sharing applications will give ubiquitous access of course and professors to
medical students at SiPH.

Moreover, the innovations
and solutions that will be implemented at SiPH will allow healthcare to save
more lives since doctors will be able to these solutions for remote
consultations. Hence it will boost productivity and efficiency of healthcare
system in Thailand.

Our existing IT
infrastructure is a multi-vendor environment with various isolated systems
creating many issues like clinician non-productivity, administration workload
and operation interruption. When we planned for the IT infrastructure in our
new facility, we wanted to provide international standard services, so we
thought of having the finest single-network platform available in the market,”
Viroje Chongkolwatana, deputy dean of IT, Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun

Cisco provided us with an
integrated end-to-end solution, not just modular products. Being the leader in
networking technologies, we have no doubt that Cisco would deliver a highly
secure, stable and robust borderless network platform that can facilitates our
international standard care services that we will offer next year,”
Chongkolwatana added.

The most important thing
for them as healthcare providers is to be able to access information anytime,
anywhere and on any device so they can treat their patients. We are excited to
work with SiPH’s strategic vision for a Hospital of the Future as we, together,
develop the healthcare industry in Thailand to meet international standards,”
Tatchapol Poshyanonda, managing director for Cisco in Thailand.

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