The importance of a modernized network for healthcare organizations – Insights from Doug McDonald

In this segment of Healthtech icons, Doug McDonald, Director of Extreme Alliance at Extreme Networks, discusses the impact of technology on the healthcare industry. We explore key topics such as what Extreme Networks offers to healthcare customers, their recent survey conducted with HIMSS on IT in healthcare, key areas for technology investment in healthcare, and the importance of strong network infrastructure for healthcare organizations. Join us as we delve into the transformative power of technology in healthcare.

About Doug McDonald

Doug McDonald is the Director of Extreme Alliance at Extreme Networks, helping drive partnerships with industry organizations. Doug initially joined Extreme as the Director of Product Management for healthcare, where he helped mold future Extreme product direction to differentiate and drive growth in the healthcare vertical. Prior to Extreme, Doug worked in the Henry Ford Health System, where his role included strategy, architecture, implementation, and support for all enterprise networking infrastructure equipment including wired/wireless, cellular DAS, location services, spectrum management, route/switch, and LAN/WAN across hundreds of medical facilities. He holds an Executive MBA in healthcare leadership and has recently achieved fellow status with the HIMSS organization. Doug is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, sailing, and scuba diving.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) is a leader in cloud networking focused on delivering services that connect devices, applications, and people in new ways. We push the boundaries of technology by leveraging the powers of machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics, and automation. 50,000 customers globally trust our end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and rely on our top-rated services and support to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and deliver progress like never before. For more information, visit Extreme’s website at or follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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