Monitor your medical systems with PRTG - join our webinar!
Originally published on September 10, 2020 by Patrick Gebhardt
Last updated on September 30, 2020 • 5 minute read
Modern hospitals are highly digitized. The availability of patient data is at the heart of this digitization. Traditional IT systems and medical IT must work together seamlessly and require a central monitoring solution. How PRTG makes this possible while combining performance, clarity and usability is explained in this article. And we're offering a free webinar at the end of September; all the information you need can be found below. Be quick and register today!
Maybe the most important driver in the healthcare industry is using data. Hospitals are quite good at collecting data everywhere, but besides using it for invoicing purposes, they struggle to get value out of it. This is at the top of their minds and drives innovation to gain future value. With PRTG Network Monitor, we offer a centralized monitoring solution
which is perfectly suited for monitoring medical devices with all of their different data as well as classical IT.
Monitoring spatially separated networks
Many hospitals have different locations. An important feature of PRTG is the remote probes. With remote probes, it's possible to monitor several networks of geographically separated hospitals, using only a single PRTG license. Another feature in PRTG is the user-defined REST sensor. It allows the administrator to easily integrate all devices that offer a REST API into PRTG. These could be refrigerators, sensors for monitoring temperature, humidity, air quality, and building security applications.
"The Internet of Things will completely change network monitoring. Systems, machines, devices – when everything is interconnected, the functionality of such sophisticated network architectures must be professionally monitored. REST API monitoring is a key to this."
Christian Zeh, Paessler AG
Numerous sensors and high data security
In PRTG the REST Custom sensor and the data protocols, DICOM and HL7, have been enhanced to make centralized monitoring even easier for the healthcare sector. Patient data is managed and transmitted via HL7. PRTG uses HL7 to ensure secure data transfer and to monitor the computers involved. PRTG has no access to personal data. Only data type, path, data volume, and device status are monitored.
The PRTG Alarm System
Of course, all functions for data acquisition, storage and evaluation in the medical technology sector can be used just as easily as in the classic IT network. Individual threshold values can be defined and then in the event of a failure, corresponding alarms can be sent. This allows significantly more flexibility and peace of mind.
More information about monitoring with PRTG
Do you need more information about monitoring your medical systems and classical IT with PRTG? Our solution page offers even more areas of application and product benefits. And our customer support team will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Join our webinar at the end of September
We are currently working on a new healthcare webinar which is scheduled to take place on September 24th 2020 - 2:00 pm Eastern Time.
👍 It will be a webinar aimed at anyone working in a hospital or in the broader healthcare industry.
👍 We will discuss typical problems and challenges you are familiar with from your daily work and how tailored solutions can make a fundamental difference.
👍 You don't have to be an IT pro for this because we will mainly go through typical constellations with two use cases: all the touchpoints from patient admission to patient discharge, and challenges with typical mobile medical devices.
How to register? Simply click here.