Paessler claims first with health sector network monitoring system

15 May 2018

Paessler has launched what it claims is the industry’s first comprehensive network monitoring system for the healthcare industry.

The company says its PRTG Network Monitor is the first such solution to feature sensors designed for the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) and Health Level Seven International (HL7) standards used in the sector.

According to the firm, PRTG makes it possible to continuously monitor the performance of networks, applications and all connected hardware, in the cloud or in hybrid environments. 

With feeds from the more than 200 pre-configured sensors, Paessler says its system’s “highly” customisable dashboards reveal real-time intelligence on network performance and health down to granular details such as the temperature and capacity levels of individual servers and devices. 

It says the sensors in its platform enable healthcare IT teams to monitor a variety of critical systems and functions.

These include being able to see what is happening across the entire integrated Hospital Information Systems, not only as it relates to the exchange of data, but also the computing resources and devices involved. 

Users can also oversee all of the systems and devices integrated with Laboratory Information Management Systems, as well as the data transported between them, including information related to specimen management, testing, analysis, disposal and compliance. 

Furthermore, Paessler says all of the systems, hardware and software within radiological and imaging departments and associated workflows can be monitored, as can the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). 

With the latter, the firm says PRTG monitors the entire PACS, making it possible to ensure that all of the systems required for the secure movement, storage and archiving of images function as they should. This includes workstations used to view and interpret scans.