Given the exponential increase in the number of people infected with the Coronavirus, many governments as the German government have adopted a hospital emergency plan. Among other things, this plan provides resources for rehabilitation centres to be upgraded, equipped and converted and for additional treatment capacities to be built up in larger halls and hotels for less aggressive cases. The needs or requirements are, on the one hand, more beds, more medication and more staff. On the other hand, it is necessary to provide temporary stations with efficient IT infrastructure on an ad-hoc basis, these stations need to meet the latest security requirements and always have sufficient capacity to handle the day-to-day running of the medical center. This situation raises enormous challenges.
Healthcare institutions have shied away from the cloud for a variety of reasons. In view of the current situation, however, the cloud is precisely the approach that offers clinics and hospitals the opportunity to quickly equip their provisional facilities with an IT infrastructure that meets their needs and security at the same time. There are many solutions for this emergency. One of them will be presented below due to its practicability.
Additional IT on site is not necessary with this exemplary solution. If peripheral devices are required (such as printers), the local printers can be integrated into the infrastructure by a corresponding configuration.
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The original version of this article by Christian Strijbos (SVA GmbH) can be found under https://focus.sva.de/infrastruktur-fuer-provisorische-krankenhaeuser/