Long-Term Healthcare Facilities Boost Business Continuity and Patient Care with Cradlepoint

Creative Solutions in Healthcare leverages cellular failover to strengthen network connectivity with high availability, security, and manageability

Boise, ID – September 28, 2015 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cellular networking solutions for distributed enterprises, announced today that Creative Solutions in Healthcare has chosen Cradlepoint to support highly secure, reliable, and manageable network connectivity at its long-term care facilities. High network availability is crucial to Creative Solutions in Healthcare’s ability to access patients’ medical data and history in real-time and network security is essential to maintaining HIPAA compliance. Cradlepoint meets these strict networking requirements, centralizes network management activities, and provides the flexibility to easily meet evolving healthcare networking needs like support for mobile and M2M/IoT connectivity. As a result, Creative Solutions in Healthcare is able to create a more efficient networking environment, boost business continuity, and provide the best patient care possible.

Creative Solutions in Healthcare is the largest independent owner and operator of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, and independent living facilities in Texas. The company’s facilities are based in rural locations with inconsistent wireline service performance and frequent severe weather, which caused Creative Solutions in Healthcare to lose critical network connectivity multiple times each week. Cradlepoint solved this challenge with cloud-delivered wireless failover platforms that instantly provide a remarkable 99.999% network uptime. When a wired connection goes down, Cradlepoint automatically switches to cellular support with virtually no interruption in connectivity. For additional efficiency, Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Manager centralizes configuration, monitoring and management of the network while layering the network with security applications.

“Cradlepoint changed the game for our IT department and enabled us to move 100% of our network to a cloud-based environment—an accomplishment that could not be achieved with unreliable connectivity,” said Shawn Wiora, CIO and CISO at Creative Solutions in Healthcare. “Now when the Internet goes down, Cradlepoint saves the day. They are the partner we need to create reliable, secure networks and gain peace-of-mind our facilities have always-on connectivity.”

Enterprises in healthcare and beyond are learning new ways to leverage cellular networks to complement, augment, and extend existing primary connections. Specifically in healthcare, many providers find digital and/or mobile services are a necessity to maintaining competitiveness. Cradlepoint enables reliable and compact connectivity to make it easy for mobile clinics, in-vehicle emergency services, and traveling doctors to bring healthcare to patients when and where it’s needed most.

“Network connectivity is imperative to the success of any business and its ability to remain competitive. Cradlepoint helps organizations, like Creative Solutions in Healthcare, build a strong network foundation to ensure connectivity is secure and always on,” said Ian Pennell, CMO at Cradlepoint. “We’re layering best-in-class security, reliability, performance, and manageability into powerful cellular networking solutions that meet modern connectivity demands. As a result, our customers are able to create overlay networks for the applications that matter most to their business while reducing operational costs, improving customer experience, and driving incremental revenue across the enterprise.”

For more information on how Cradlepoint is empowering Creative Solutions in Healthcare to strengthen network reliability, download the case study here: Success Story

About Cradlepoint
Cradlepoint enables cellular enterprise networks everywhere. The company was the first to fully enable high-speed cellular connectivity solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for enterprises worldwide. Cradlepoint is now the global leader in cloud-delivered cellular networking solutions, providing secure connectivity to some of the largest and most recognized distributed enterprises within retail, financial services, insurance, transportation, public sectors, and healthcare. Specializing in Primary Connectivity and Failover Solutions with OOBM, M2M-IoT, Transportation, and Parallel Networking, Cradlepoint's award-winning solutions empower enterprises to complement, augment and extend connectivity throughout their organizations. Cradlepoint is a privately held company based in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at cradlepoint.com or follow us on Twitter @Cradlepoint.

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