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Healthcare and the nbn® access network

Supporting choice and fast outcomes for patients.

Because every patient deserves fast access to the highest standard of care, services over the nbn™ broadband access network are helping healthcare providers manage costs, share information and overcome the challenge of delivering services across Australia’s vast landscape.*

Reaching further with tele-medicine

By rolling out the nbn™ access network across Australia, we’re helping healthcare providers to deliver world-class medical capabilities without necessarily having to dislocate people and communities.*

Sharing knowledge and expertise

Both patient medical records and practitioner expertise could be shared easily when medicine moves into the cloud. Fast connectivity helps to keep information centralised, helping to reduce the likelihood of errors.*

Staying ahead through data analytics

From triage to epidemiology, medical knowledge is power. Through the connectivity of services over the nbn™ access network, access to cloud based services helps to give you the processing power to analyse operations and predict trends, keeping your campuses prepared when emergencies arise.*

What the nbn™ access network can do for healthcare

For interactive applications, like videoconferencing for telemedicine, committed bandwidth is recommended to help patients and doctors communicate clearly. So ask your service provider about a plan based on nbn’s wholesale Traffic Class 2 (TC2) data product with committed, symmetrical upload and download wholesale speeds.* Talk to your service provider about the actual speeds you can expect to experience when you switch to an nbn™ powered plan – particularly during peak times. A plan based on high bandwidth at the wholesale level is also important to support the transfer of large files, like radiography, across the network.*

You may also want to look to specialist cloud and managed services providers – as well as your digital transformation partners – to help ensure the security of your patients' information as it's carried across the nbn™ access network.

* Your experience, including the speeds actually achieved over the nbn™ broadband access network, depends on the technology over which services are delivered to your premises and some factors outside our control (like your equipment quality, software, signal quality, broadband plans and how your provider designs its network). nbn is a provider of wholesale speeds to phone and internet providers. nbn™ wholesale speed tiers available to your internet provider vary depending on the access technology in your area.