Telehealth services are having a dramatic and positive impact on healthcare throughout the United States. By using communication technologies to provide access to healthcare professionals, telehealth services have the potential to both drive down the cost of care and improve care quality for patients, especially in rural areas.
Telehealth services include the practice of telemedicine in rural areas plus a wider range of remote healthcare applications. In many communities, telehealth services may include:
Successful use of health information technology like real-time video and voice requires Internet and wide area network (WAN) connections that deliver minimal latency, high bandwidth and high availability.
Telehealth services like videoconferencing or high-definition video require bandwidth of 10 Mbps for smaller medical practices up to 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps for larger facilities. Minimal latency of 150 ms or less is required for safety in telesurgery applications. And continuous availability of data and access is essential for keeping providers, patients and insurers connected.
When choosing a hospital network service provider to support telehealth services, more organizations today are turning to the comprehensive fiber solutions from Spectrum Enterprise.
Healthcare solutions from Spectrum Enterprise provide the telehealth technology and support that organizations need to deliver the best possible care and patient experience. Delivering secure, fast and reliable connectivity over a nationwide fiber network, Spectrum Enterprise provides healthcare organizations with solutions for:
Learn more about healthcare solutions from Spectrum Enterprise.