In today’s technology-driven business landscape, downtime caused by a lack of Internet connectivity or utility power can be devastating, but downtime can be especially expensive for healthcare providers. Energy usage by healthcare organizations has increased by 36%, making healthcare buildings the second most energy-intensive facilities in the world. This dramatic increase in healthcare energy consumption is primarily due to:
• Rising energy requirements of continuously advancing medical equipment
• Adoption of virtualized patient records
• Increasing demand to provide patients with care and comfort
As the elderly population increases, the amount of people requiring top-quality care increases dramatically. Therefore, they expect the latest medical technology to be utilized in their healthcare solutions. The Internet of Things (IoT) is another trend that is rapidly gaining traction that is potentially transforming the healthcare industry and always on ‘wearable technology’.
Wearable technology is being leveraged to collect constant and dynamic feedback on the health of the person wearing the device. Thus, it creates millions of extra data points that are being used to monitor and improve the health of patients. As technology continues to advance, these devices will become more affordable and more widespread.
As these devices gain in popularity and market penetration, the importance of maintaining your network and attached equipment becomes exponentially greater. To meet the customer needs, APC by Schneider Electric has utilized decades of thought leadership and design expertise to develop innovative products that will keep your network and equipment running and operational during any power disruption.
Our solutions are positioned to equip your healthcare facility to:
• Protect your valuable and expensive medical equipment
• Increase the availability of your network
• Offer dynamic adaptable solutions for any environment
• Reduce risks
• Reliably predict performance
• Provide best-in-class care to your patients
In addition to maintaining network connectivity during power outages, our solutions will protect attached devices from potential damage during power-related events such as voltage spikes, a reduction in input voltage, noise, or unstable frequencies.