Category Archives: networking

Uniform Patient Data Network

The Alabama Mobile Register is reporting that Southern Light LLC ‘have authorized firms to pursue health care companies in hopes of one day linking patient information in a uniform data network, officials involved said. The Southern Light network is made of “dark” fiber..[which is fiber optic] cable that, without electronics attached, is unused. The company will sell or lease access to its network to businesses that in turn build their own switching stations or install equipment to “light” the fiber themselves…’ Editor: This would be exceptionally useful if it were a medical-data-only network for data security. I wonder if they could/are getting together with Internet2?