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ICT Today January/February/March 2020

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58 I ICT TODAY HOW SMART PLANNING AND CABLING CAN SHAPE A SUCCESSFUL HEALTHCARE FACILITY New product designs are the prescription to a healthy telecommunications room. There is no denying that a robust ICT foundation is crucial in healthcare facilities. Not only does it enable the business to run, it plays a key role in saving patients' lives. And with the current boom in the internet of medical things (IoMT), a market that is expected to reach $158 billion by 2022 according to intelligence firm Deloitte, 1 the growing significance of modern technology in critical health care is indisputable. When it comes to planning ICT infrastructure in new or existing healthcare facilities, architects, consultants, installers and Registered Communications Distribution Design- ers (RCDDs) should not take lightly the importance of a properly designed, planned and deployed ICT system. These professionals face many complexities associated with deliv- ering a resilient facility that must ensure high quality patient care, regulatory compliance, and facility and patient safety while meeting budget and leaving room for future growth. By Mitch Cohen, RCDD

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