How CBTS and Opex Technologies teamed up to implement a state-of-the-art NaaS platform to address healthcare network challenges

May 18, 2021
Matt Douglass
Sr. Director Sales Engineering

Network as a Service (NaaS) for healthcare has emerged as the most reliable solution for healthcare providers needing to scale, especially considering that healthcare providers tend to possess extremely sensitive data for a large number of patients. When a provider begins to grow and starts expanding from a single office to multiple locations, they can be faced with adding new equipment, platforms, licensing, and all the costs of expanding IT architecture.

Then there’s the added data burden of the office staff, who must coordinate information from multiple platforms to meet regulatory requirements, process billing, and coordinate with hospitals, pharmacies, and other providers, all while maintaining communications with patients.

MindPath Care Centers, a southeastern-based mental health provider, was facing these same healthcare network challenges when they expanded to multiple sites across several states. The disparate infrastructure became difficult to manage, they suffered from a limited IT staff, and they needed a knowledgeable IT partner to streamline their growing multi-office operations.

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Network as a Service (NaaS) for Healthcare

The solution came in the form of a state-of-the-art Network as a Service (NaaS) platform powered by the Cisco Meraki dashboard. The solution addressed a number of key requirements, including a low start-up cost with simplified operations and upgrade processes. It solved the need for full compliance with HIPAA and other regulations. In addition, the solution came in an agile format offering cloud-delivered deployment and management of hybrid public, private, wireline, and wireless networks.

“As we adapted to expanding our company, it was eye-opening to see how flexible the CBTS team and our trusted advisor Opex was. Their teams make it easy to add locations and make changes to their solution as our company evolves.”

Eric Garrison, CTO, MindPath Care Centers
By implementing a NaaS for Healthcare Platform, you can:
  • Easily scale branch locations up or down.
  • Significantly reduce month to month operating costs.
  • Improve your network’s performance and functionality.
  • See real-time data analytics.
  • Avoid downtime with 24x7x365 monitoring.

Download the full case study to learn more about how CBTS and Opex Technologies created a cloud-enabled networking solution that solved MindPath Care Centers’ scaling and IT infrastructure problems.

Powered by Cisco Meraki

NaaS, powered by Cisco Meraki, packages hardware, licensing, configuration, implementation, and co-management into one monthly expense. It can easily be scaled up or down according to your needs. Today, CBTS supports NaaS for Healthcare solutions for more than 600 clients and can install a managed network in as little as 30 days. 

Today, MindPath Care Centers is in full command of a fully-virtualized network ecosystem that connects its multiple sites and allows for deep visibility into network traffic conditions to ensure optimal data flow. The day-to-day management burdens have been offloaded to CBTS, freeing the internal IT team to focus on higher-level operations.

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“CBTS was very easy to work with and accommodating,” said Auburn Holbrook, president of Opex Technologies. “The Channel manager and solution engineering team were quick to respond and creative when it came to generating a solution that satisfied the customer. At the end of the day, they strive to always put the customer needs first.”

Contact CBTS for more information on how NaaS can help your organization address a variety of healthcare network challenges while expanding operations with ease and confidence.

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