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Written by Stu Kushner

Five Benefits of Fiber Optic Connectivity for Healthcare – Part 1

As with many industries, the healthcare industry has been undergoing a digital transformation. Fiber optic connectivity is now an important aspect of healthcare for both professionals and their patients. This transformation has accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in the majority of healthcare providers considering, implementing, or expanding the use of telehealth communications.


Fiber optic connectivity is the solution for ensuring data moves rapidly and securely. This technology allows the transmission and storage of very complex images required by physicians to make their patient diagnoses. High-speed networks over fiber optic cabling gives healthcare facilities the capability of transmitting data securely and efficiently, resulting in greater communication possibilities and flexibility for medical institutions and their patients.


The following will discuss five major benefits of fiber connectivity for healthcare facilities.


Better Emergency Care


Typically time is of the essence when first responders are at the scene of an accident or when immediate critical treatment is required. For example, the DOT Telemedicine Backpack allows paramedics to gather data and diagnose patients in the field. Fiber optic connectivity makes it possible for information from the backpack to be transmitted for analysis within seconds, enabling rapid diagnosis and treatment.


Data Transmission Secure


Although the digitization of healthcare information will result in numerous benefits, it may also make the sensitive data of patients more vulnerable to cybercriminals. Fortunately, fiber optic cabling provides dependable and secure connectivity for healthcare facilities. Fiber optic cables are much more difficult to tap into than copper cables. In addition, they are impervious to electrical interference, extreme pressure, and water. Utilizing a fiber-optic network decreases the chance that a medical institution’s data will be compromised, lost, or stolen.


Part 2 will discuss Improved Access to Patients, Medical Team Collaboration, and Real-Time Monitoring of Patients.


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About Stu Kushner

Stu Kushner earned an Engineering Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. From there he worked at Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Hexcel Corporation and Case-Rixon as a computer design engineer and systems manager. He now works as the marketing director and project manager here at Progressive Office since its founding in 1986.