WHY NETWORKING IN HOSPITALS Sharing of data is essential, especially in any kind of hospital setting. For staff and doctors of a hospital, if they have details of patients readily available at their disposal, they definitely will be able to provide prompt and proper treatment and nursing care. The key to proper and timely treatment is obviously the availability of proper data at proper place and time.
Computerization of patient records has made life much easier as bulky files or folders do not need to be carried around by the staff. But if the patients, files are located on a particular computer and is not acccessible to people at different locations, the problem still remains the same.
In such a situation, it is always desirable that computers at different locations are able to share the data stored in them with each other. This would ensure that critical information about a patient is always available to the people who require it, as and when required. Hence the role of "networking" arises.