BaptistCare looks to the “Internet of Things” to support its Healthcare of the Future Strategy

SYDNEY, September 4, 2015 - The increasing proportion of citizens aged 65 years and over has an impact to BaptistCare, where qualified staff are in greater demand as more Australian seniors opt for residential retirement communities, or are in need of aged care or nursing home facilities. BaptistCare recognised it would be unable to meet the future challenges of caring for an aging population with its current resources, so it developed a plan in place to leverage new and emerging technologies as part of a “Healthcare for the Future” strategy. This strategy embraces everything from robotics and wearables, to the innovative application of wireless technologies that can fully leverage the “Internet of Things”.

By adopting a future-oriented healthcare strategy, BaptistCare is able to meet its clients’ needs faster, much more efficiently and with better resources while continuing to deliver high quality personal care to each and every resident.

“This is the Internet of Things in real life. We could not do all the things we have planned without wireless or without a technology partner who is willing to learn and walk with us to understand the future challenges in for aged care. And that’s where Logicalis has really stepped up to the plate,” says George Lymbers, Chief Information Officer, BaptistCare.

Solution

  • Technology transformation built on Cisco wireless platform
  • 700 Cisco 2802 wireless access points across 12 facilities
  • Scalable, flexible solution which is easily upgradable
  • Mesh networking supports voice-enabled wireless tokens
  • Managed services of the network and wireless infrastructure.

Benefits

  • Wirelessly monitor medical devices
  • Big data analytics provides predictive health care to residents
  • Better resourcing and utilisation of nurse staff
  • Ability to fully embrace the “Internet of Things”
  • Robotics to free up scarce resource.

About the research

All figures are drawn from a survey of 177 CIOs and IT Directors from mid-market organisations across 24 countries spanning Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data centre and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis employs nearly 3,700 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers.  To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1.6 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.

For more information, visit http://www.au.logicalis.com/