Networking infrastructure has become a matter of life and death because it supports patient care by enabling
the EHR and other clinical technologies. If the network goes down, patient care suffers—and patients
are at risk. As consumers continue to adopt mobile computing devices like smartphones and
tablets, and health systems engage patients electronically, the individual patient becomes
the center of the healthcare IT network.
While new and innovative IT network technology supports the emerging patient-centered model of care, several
myths persist with regards to traditional healthcare IT network environments.
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