Galenia Hospital, a tertiary care hospital located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, has selected Cisco’s medical-grade network (MGN) in its infrastructure to offer high-quality medical care to its national and international patients.
The Cisco MGN platform comprises of a suite of products, services and supporting materials for designing a network that has the potential to provide health data exchange and communications for the healthcare community.
Galenia Hospital holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by the Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and the General Health Council (CSG), enabling it to fulfil international standards for the medical tourism market.
With its partner Factor Integracion, Cisco deployed switching services using Cisco Catalyst 4500 and 3750 for the Local Area Network Core distribution and access, and Cisco Aironet 1200 to support wireless devices and unified communications applications.
Cisco has also deployed its CallManager, Unified Messaging, and Unity Voice Mail; and UCS (Unified Computing System) servers for databases, for applications and for interaction with electronic files.
Through ASA, Cisco Enterprise Networks provides an architecture for securing protected health information and other patient confidential information in order to comply with Health Information Privacy rules and provide better access to electronic medical records and hospital information systems.
The services implemented in Galenia Hospital were endorsed by Cisco Mexico’s Center of Innovation.
Additionally, Rauland-Borg’s Nursecall system has been integrated into the IP network and linked to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager, to optimise the hospital workflow.
Hospital Galenia Grupo Antillas holding strategic planning and corporate development manager Ignacio Carreón said, "We chose Cisco due to an extraordinary consultancy work developed by them and its partner Factor Integracion. The medical-grade network planned for us will help the hospital in the deployment and interoperability of voice, data, Wi-Fi and video surveillance."
The architecture deployed in Galenia Hospital will allow it to add new applications such as real-time location tracking for patients and assets, telemedicine, and digital signage in the near future.
Cisco Mexico vice president Rogelio Velasco said that Cisco medical-grade network solutions are helping to transform healthcare by increasing efficiency to maximise productivity.
"For Cisco it is crucial to offer a tailor-made reliable and highly secure network with the ability to interconnect third-party solutions and that includes the possibility to continue growing according to Hospital Galenia requirements in the future," Velasco added.
Image: Galenia Hospital located in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo courtesy of Cisco Systems, Inc.