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Clinical Care At Povisa Hospital Transformed By Clinical-Grade Network From Nortel


MADRID, SPAIN - Povisa Hospital, in the Spanish city of Vigo, is providing medical staff with faster and easier access to clinical information on its patients to improve responsiveness of care through a network upgrade from Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT]. The network, deployed by Nortel’s partner Tecnocontrol, meets Povisa objectives to continually apply new technologies to improve patient care within the hospital and its various outlying clinics and emergency facilities.
The new network supports a range of innovative healthcare applications and allows information to be efficiently stored, managed, retrieved or shared in ways that reduce patient waiting and consultation times. For example, the integration of the hospital’s current IT systems with a new Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) assists clinicians with diagnoses and remote consultations, while improving management and operational efficiency. Digital medical images are also easily and quickly retrievable helping to reduce errors and administrative costs.

Real-time information about patients allows clinicians to be more responsive in delivering superior clinical care regardless of their location in the hospital. Wireless coverage supported by the new Nortel network gives Povisa’s doctors, nurses and other employees access to clinical applications and information whenever and wherever it is required.

“The Nortel solution has transformed the way we communicate at the hospital and has had a positive impact on the efficiency of our patient care,” said Juan Brea, IT Director of Povisa. “Always-on communications, regardless of device or location, allows us to be more responsive and interactive, which is key when treating patients.”

“In healthcare organizations, a reliable IT infrastructure can really help to save lives,” said Bill Weber, leader Enterprise Solutions Iberia for Nortel. “Our technologies are key enablers of point-of-care solutions and provide on the spot access to patient data, supporting clinical decisions and increasing treatment efficiency and accuracy.”

The solutions are part of Nortel’s clinical grade Healthcare Solutions and consist of a high next-generation stackable Ethernet Layer 3 Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 series designed to provide high-density Gigabit desktop connectivity; Nortel VPN Routers provide routing, IPsec and SSL VPN, firewall, bandwidth management, encryption, authentication, and data integrity for secure connectivity across managed IP networks and the Internet; Wireless LAN infrastructure integrated by WLAN Security Switch 2380, WLAN Access Point 2330 and WLAN Management Software; and Enterprise Policy Manager to manage LAN network bandwidth, prioritize traffic streams, and set network access policies.

About Povisa
Hospital POVISA, S.A., owned by NOSA TERRA 2000 Healthcare group, is Spain’s largest private hospital. Pioneer in the use of healthcare management and information systems solutions, Hospital POVISA has the objective of providing its professionals with the best working tools available in the market in order to guarantee quality and assistance security for all patients. For more information, visit**


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