Care delivery is fundamentally evolving to become more patient-centric, ambulatory, and virtual, driven by data and analytics, and enabled by new medical technologies. This evolution is propelling a more distributed care delivery model. To support the new model, healthcare applications and services are also transforming and becoming more distributed.
Healthcare organizations look to ensure that all devices, applications and services function efficiently and provide seamless, and reliable, access for clinicians and patients. They also must ensure required security controls are in place to maximize security posture, data privacy, and patient safety, without sacrificing performance. And they seek to reduce cost, complexity, and resources required to manage remote infrastructure, connectivity, and security. As ever, regulatory compliance must be met and validated. And when new and acquired clinics are added, this must be done with minimized time and effort, without creating security gaps.