Wireless Infrastructure, Wireless Healthcare Computing, HIPAA Wireless Compliance, Wi-Fi, And Wireless Implementation Resources Wireless Infrastructure, Wireless Healthcare Computing, HIPAA Wireless Compliance, Wi-Fi, And Wireless Implementation Resources

FEATURED ARTICLES: WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Redesigning Wireless For Success

    Boston Medical Center reduces support costs and adds functionality with a wireless LAN upgrade.

  • Medical Moneyball — What Healthcare Stands To Learn From The Oakland A’s

    With all the talk of Big Data, there are still big questions as to how to most effectively leverage information and data to make a positive impact on healthcare delivery, cost, and outcomes. One health system leader thinks an approach developed by a Major League baseball team might be a game changer.

  • A Road Map To Accelerating Health IT Value And Innovation

    Health IT is in a state of constant evolution, and it often seems that, for every problem solved, another is created. That’s why it’s vital we stop to assess where the industry stands from time to time, as well as look to the future to determine the best course to take to achieve our collective goals.

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CASE STUDIES & WHITE PAPERS

  • 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?

  • 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.

     
  • 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...

  • 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.

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

  • The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare
    The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare

    Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.

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WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE PREMIUM CONTENT

  • Top 10 Health IT Trends For 2016
    Top 10 Health IT Trends For 2016

    For the past five years, EHR/MU was selected as the top health IT initiative for the coming year. This year, there’s a new top initiative, and what it is should come as no surprise.

  • Optimize Your Mobile Health Assets With RTLS
    Optimize Your Mobile Health Assets With RTLS Carolinas HealthCare System illustrates how an RTLS (real-time location system) can provide a holistic view of your highly mobile physical and human assets, allowing you to better streamline equipment maintenance and patient care. Edited by Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief, Health IT Outcomes
  • Medical Moneyball — What Healthcare Stands To Learn From The Oakland A’s
    Medical Moneyball — What Healthcare Stands To Learn From The Oakland A’s

    With all the talk of Big Data, there are still big questions as to how to most effectively leverage information and data to make a positive impact on healthcare delivery, cost, and outcomes. One health system leader thinks an approach developed by a Major League baseball team might be a game changer.

2015 Health IT Change Agents

Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.

Community Hospitals: What’s Your Health IT Move?

According to our fourth annual Community Hospital Health IT Survey, MU is creating a new breed of unique challenges for small, rural hospitals — challenges that may require drastic changes to address.

Mobile Carts Move Staff Workflows Right Along

St. Peter’s Health Partners benefits from the improved patient engagement and real-time charting made possible by a new mobile computing cart investment.

2014 Health IT Change Agents

These influential individuals and organizations are leading the charge for positive change in health IT.

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ABOUT WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE

Wireless infrastructure, wireless networks, or WiFi networks are some of the most challenging IT implementations done at hospitals. Wireless networks in hospitals often have to support a large range of devices, from medical equipment to laptops and desktops, to hospital-owned mobile devices, and even devices owned by doctors, nurses, staff, and patients. In addition to supporting a varying range of devices, these networks cannot interfere with the sensitive medical equipment throughout the hospital while still providing maximum coverage throughout the facility.

Common uses of wireless networks in hospitals include clinical communication, guest access, medical device connectivity, location tracking, and inventory management.  Guest access can be one of the largest challenges, as the guest network must be secured properly or be separate from the network that operates critical-care devices in order to prevent any accidental or intentional damage or outages.

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