Wireless Infrastructure Case Studies & White Papers

  1. Advocate Health Care Provides Superior Technology And Support To Caregivers

    Modern medicine depends on computer technology. Even the most basic of procedures, a physical checkup, begins with a physician typing a patient’s medical history into a laptop. And the advances that improve health care and help extend life spans—MRI scanners, X-ray machines, blood analyzers, etc.—all run on technology. But who keeps the technology running?

  2. Healthcare Information At Risk: The Consumerization Of Mobile Devices

    The consumerization of mobile devices, also known as bring your own device (BYOD), is a major trend affecting healthcare. This involves healthcare workers using their personal mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, to access applications that enable them to deliver care whenever and wherever it is needed. Concurrent are the broader trends of increasing caregiver mobility and the use of cloud computing— whether in the form of electronic health record (EHR) software as a service (SaaS), an enterprise private cloud, or other health- care cloud offerings.

  3. Top Questions To Help You Choose The Right Wireless Solution

    Today, it seems that everywhere you go it is possible to access a Wi-Fi service with your smartphone, digital tablet, or laptop. Except, perhaps, at your workplace. Yet interest in providing wireless access within offices and other facilities is growing fast among businesses of all types and sizes. This interest reflects business needs and trends, such as...

  4. Create A Secure Private Network For Cloud Computing

    After identifying your cloud computing goals, consider the type of network you want. Although a public network that uses the Internet to transport all traffic may seem like an attractive choice, it involves significant trade-offs for performance and security. Applications may not perform properly and/or bandwidth may not be available for mission-critical applications. Your network may suffer latency, jitter, and packet loss.

  5. Get The Most Out Of Going Mobile: Best Practices In mHealth Implementation

    Our population is becoming more mobile on a daily basis, and healthcare professionals are no exception. In fact, the very nature of the healthcare industry makes it ripe for a move to mobile. It also presents special implementation challenges.

  6. Business Form Challenges And Solutions

    This report looks at how forms are used in today’s business climate, some of the challenges of using forms and some considerations in improving forms processes.

  7. Getting Right With The Joint Commission: The Hospital Communication Bill Of Rights

    The Joint Commission, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1951, evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States (currently about 82 percent of U.S. hospitals have the Gold Seal). Accreditation is strictly voluntary. There are no laws requiring certification, but it is a highly desirable accolade for hospitals. It elevates their prestige by announcing to the community a proven dedication to patient safety and care quality.

  8. PinnacleHealth Achieves Faster Response And Quieter Environment With Mobile Device Alerting

    This Amcom Software case study takes a look at PinnacleHealth System as they wanted to change their bed management and patient discharge process to increase staff efficiency and improve the patient experience. They also wanted to increase staff communications for patients on ventilators, particularly when these patients experienced respiratory distress because this required fast clinician response.

  9. Getting Right With The Joint Commission: Improve Patient Safety By Ramping Up Emergency Communications

    This white paper from Amcom Software provides information about the Join Commission standards in regard to communications technology. It provides a case for improved communications, strategies for crisis communications plans, an emergency preparedness checklist, and technology solutions for automated event notification and response.

  10. Providing A Single, Integrated Mobile App And Other Keys To Successful Physician Adoption Of mHealth

    This paper considers the evolution of mobile medical apps and the characteristics of these apps that are most likely to result in broad and sustained physician adoption. Ultimately, full clinical workflow support through a single app that integrates with EMRs and other clinical applications will be required to realize the full benefit of mHealth for both physicians and hospitals.