Node4, the cloud, data centre and communications solutions provider shares how its technology solutions have enabled BMI Healthcare to support NHS efforts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. BMI Healthcare, a Node4 customer, is the UK’s leading independent provider of private healthcare with more than 50 hospitals and healthcare facilities. More than 6,500 consultants practise at BMI Healthcare hospitals, which handle more than 2 million patient visits a year.
Utilising infrastructure solutions from Node4, BMI Healthcare has been working alongside the NHS to help relieve and support the essential need for medical care in the UK amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
With technology such as remote video consultations, transferring patients and their data, as well as a necessary connectivity from BMI Healthcare to the NHS systems via the Health and Social Care Network, BMI Healthcare’s IT infrastructure has been paramount to be able to quickly react and adapt in these uncertain times.
On working with Node4, Ben Meade, IT Director at BMI Healthcare, said:
“The work we have done with Node4 to lay flexible, scalable and supported IT foundations has given us the ability to carry out these projects in support of the NHS.
“We’re incredibly proud at BMI Healthcare to be working alongside the NHS to support the huge task of providing essential medical care for our nation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We have enabled a large number of our non-clinical staff to work from home as well as allowing secure access into BMI Healthcare systems for NHS staff working at a BMI Healthcare hospital during the pandemic. This has been made possible as a result of the investment we have made in our IT systems.
“Our managed services solution, supported by Node4, means that BMI Healthcare’s IT infrastructure and WAN network is resilient, robust and secure. The Node4 hosted applications, managed network and multi-layer firewall solutions have provided BMI Healthcare with confidence in its ability to respond rapidly to altered ways of working.”
Paul Bryce, Chief Commercial Officer at Node4, added:
“It is great to see that our continued work with BMI Healthcare has supported the business and NHS patients in such trying times. We will continue to enable essential digital transformation journeys for all our customers - particularly in the healthcare industry where modernised, flexible and scalable IT operations are needed now more than ever.”