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BMI Healthcare, Node4 support UK’s NHS during COVID-19

British private healthcare provider BMI Healthcare and IT infrastructure firm Node4 have been supporting the UK’s NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.

|Jul 3|magazine4 min read

British private healthcare provider BMI Healthcare and IT infrastructure firm Node4 have been supporting the UK’s NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With infrastructure provided by Node4, BMI Healthcare has been relieving the NHS by establishing connectivity between its systems and The NHS’s Health and Social Care Network.

In a press release, Ben Meade, IT Director at BMI Healthcare, said: “The work we have done with Node4 to lay flexible, scalable and supported IT foundations has given us the ability to carry out these projects in support of the NHS. We’re incredibly proud at BMI Healthcare to be working alongside the NHS to support the huge task of providing essential medical care for our nation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We have enabled a large number of our non-clinical staff to work from home as well as allowing secure access into BMI Healthcare systems for NHS staff working at a BMI Healthcare hospital during the pandemic. This has been made possible as a result of the investment we have made in our IT systems.

“Our managed services solution, supported by Node4, means that BMI Healthcare’s IT infrastructure and WAN network is resilient, robust and secure. The Node4 hosted applications, managed network and multi-layer firewall solutions have provided BMI Healthcare with confidence in its ability to respond rapidly to altered ways of working.”

Other technological solutions such as remote video consultations and the transference of patients and data have also played a part.

Paul Bryce, Chief Commercial Officer at Node4, said: “It is great to see that our continued work with BMI Healthcare has supported the business and NHS patients in such trying times. We will continue to enable essential digital transformation journeys for all our customers - particularly in the healthcare industry where modernised, flexible and scalable IT operations are needed now more than ever.”

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