How SDN and IoT Help Enhance Patient Experience

How SDN and IoT Help Enhance Patient Experience

Enterprise Networking Mag | Monday, April 19, 2021

The healthcare sector is data-rich, and numerous use cases around IoT and Bigdata Analytics provide the best patient care.

FREMONT, CA : Healthcare is at the forefront of change, digitizing each part of its operations, from network infrastructure to virtual care. The days of waiting for hours outside doctors' offices to monitor the analogue temperature and test results are long gone. Technology is constantly changing, and there is a lot of healthcare opportunities to help provide medical treatment anywhere, at any time, lowering the risk of exhaustion for patients and physicians.

The healthcare sector is data-rich, and there are various IoT and Bigdata Analytics use cases to provide the best patient care. Significant amounts of distributed data are distributed throughout multiple systems, networks, and data centers in today's healthcare environment.

The more significant challenge is injecting a steady yet safe next-generation technology dose into connected care and ensuring cross-platform communication solutions are secure. The implementation of the "Internet of Things" is aided by "Software Defined Networking," which provides efficient resource usage, on-demand bandwidth, sufficient uptime, flow control, safety, and long-term service quality. But it is in the early stages, and it's reasonable to assume that the healthcare sector all looking for SDN and IoT applications.

Doctoring Software Defined Networks in Healthcare for an Enhanced IoT Experience

At its most basic level, SDN is a method of programming, controlling, and managing interconnected network devices through open interfaces from a centralized management console. With its innovative routing policies, SDN brings networking strategies towards the next level by transferring intelligence, like packet forwarding function, from distributed network devices to a centralized controller. This can simplify network architecture, configuration, and programmability. This software-centric controller uses OpenFlow or southbound protocols to monitor each system and traffic flow on the network.

In a healthcare system, as patient data spread through diverse cloud environments, the necessity for a strict regulatory, QoS-guaranteed network becomes critical for efficient information exchange. Numerous requirements must be achieved. To achieve high performance, networks must be agile, virtualized, and optimized as it is crucial for disaster recovery and business continuity.

Virtual appliances serve as traffic managers in a virtualized environment, balancing user flow to the appropriate data center through multiple computing resources. Secure cross-platform cloud connectivity to data is allowed by VMs travelling through physical entities or data centers.

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