Navigating a new normal in healthcare

The COVID pandemic, and now the Delta variant, has forever changed the way we approach technology in medical settings. To ensure healthcare organizations can provide the best outcomes, Horizon delivers a fully empowered network architecture that ensures patient data is safe while also staying mobile to keep pace with the onset of new technologies.

  • Private Ethernet
  • Secure healthcare networking solutions
  • Mobile and multilocation connectivity
  • High-speed, reliable connections
  • Protect patient data, devices, applications
  • We understand the complexity and the difficulty in securing healthcare networks. It requires the management of a large variety of mobile devices, medical devices, operating systems and sometimes outdated applications. It’s hard to secure the network without jeopardizing patient care, but as data breaches continue to be at an all-time high, it is a necessity.

    Your first step is to ensure the backbone of your network is secure and private. This is where Horizon’s EP-LAN and EVP-LAN Fiber Ethernet can help. Get connected however you need — point-to-point, point-to-multipoint or multipoint-to-multipoint — with your own private Ethernet that delivers on redundancy, diversity, and speed.

    For added security and ease of data transfer, your network must reach all of your locations. For decades, Horizon has been servicing healthcare industries in rural and urban areas throughout the Midwest. View Horizon’s healthcare webinar.

    Horizon’s robust network is designed with secure healthcare networking in mind. We won’t try to fit you onto a legacy network — we’ll build a new one for you. For decades, we’ve been helping rural healthcare receive the highest quality connection with the fastest speeds and most robust security possible.

    “Horizon has been our primary fiber partner for many years. They have provided high-quality, robust service to our facilities, which allows our organization to maintain a high-availability network in a rural community that rivals the services provided in large urban areas. The criticality of this type of service in a healthcare organization cannot be understated and remains one of the top reasons we continue to partner with Horizon.” – Kristine B., Holzer Health System

  • Horizon installed approximately 6,000+ miles of fiber-optic cabling, connecting the region’s schools, businesses and healthcare operations with a network that can provide virtually unlimited speed.

    For a healthcare provider with offices scattered across a large geographic region, the potential of a fiber-optic network that would connect all its offices and allow them to share medical records was the solution Hopewell had been looking for.

    The fiber-optic network that Horizon connected to Hopewell Health Centers’ offices bumped data transfer rates up from 5 megabits per second (Mbps) to 100 Mbps. That allows the 15 clinics to not only meet the original goal of network-wide record sharing but also to generally make their operations run smoother.

    Thanks to the fiber network, Hopewell Health Centers’ operations have taken advantage of voice over IP phone service, used video conferencing and even offered more healthcare services to more people.

    “With video conferencing, we can offer more mental health counseling to our patients because they can connect with psychologists and psychiatrists who have offices further away. We’ve been able to open new offices without having to worry about our time being eaten up by tech issues. Our people can just focus on their jobs. And we’re getting better service at less cost than we were before.

    They understand our challenges. It’s a refreshing change from when you usually have to speak with service providers who are outside the region, live elsewhere and just don’t get it. Now when Hopewell considers a new office, it gets Horizon involved at step one.” – Mark Bridenbaugh, CEO of Hopewell Health Centers

    Click here to read our case study about how we helped Hopewell Centers with their healthcare networking solutions and rural multi-location needs.

  • Horizon 6,000+ miles of fiber-optic network connects Ohio government agencies, businesses, schools, nonprofits, financial institutions and healthcare facilities with high-quality, highly reliable internet and unified communications services.

    The Southern Ohio Health Care Network (SOHCN), a collaborative of rural healthcare providers, serves more than 350 healthcare facilities operated by 18 different healthcare providers in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. Authorized by the FCC, SOHCN supports quality care and telehealth and leverages purchasing power resulting in advantageous pricing and strong service level agreements.

    Expanding fiber broadband is crucial to ensuring the viability of SOHCN’s services and growing footprint. In 2021, SOHCN renewed its Master Service Agreement with Horizon, which originated in 2009, to continue leveraging Horizon’s industry-leading Metro Ethernet services, that deliver high levels of redundancy and diversity throughout the network.

    Click here to read our case study about how SOHCN members solve their connectivity needs using Horizon’s Ethernet solution.

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