Setting up a Wi-Fi network in a hospital can be difficult. However, when the right steps are taken IT managers can bypass a lot of headaches and ensure a more reliable and secure network for wireless medical devices. Check out part 4 of the Setting Up Wi-Fi in a Medical Center series, Security.
When setting up a Wi-Fi infrastructure in a medical facility such as a hospital, it is important for IT managers to follow certain processes to ensure a reliable and secure wireless network. In our previous posts in the Setting Up Wi-Fi in a Medical Center series, we covered steps one and two of […]
In hospitals, wireless medical devices transmit data that is critical to patient care. Whether stationary or mobile, these devices must never lose connectivity. Setting up a reliable Wi-Fi network in a healthcare facility is no easy task. Obstructions such as lead lined walls, liquids, medical equipment and even human bodies can make hospitals harsh RF environments. […]
Earlier this month an article titled “Care Connection: Ensure Wi-Fi Works” was published in the online magazine, For the Record. Written by Kevin Robins with input from the Wi-Fi Alliance‘s Healthcare Marketing Task Group, the article discusses and provides tips on ensuring reliable Wi-Fi networks in healthcare settings.
Currently healthcare in the United States is changing rapidly. Nurses in particular will be affected by the changing healthcare landscape. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the United States is projected to experience a shortage of registered nurses that is expected to intensify as America’s aging population and the need for healthcare […]
In Connected Hospitals, wireless technology allows caregivers and patients to roam around the hospital freely while providing accurate and timely monitoring. Through successful wireless medical device integration, Connected Hospitals have become the model of healthcare deployment that is economic, scalable, efficient and, most importantly, secure. The success of this approach to healthcare is […]
According to the United Nations, the human world population is expected to increase to eight billion by 2024 . An increase in the aging population is also expected as advancements in medicine decrease mortality rates. As the aging population grows, so will the number of patients in a hospital. An aging population that is headed […]
An article titled, “Key Considerations for Designing a Wireless Medical Device”, was recently featured by RF Globalnet. Written by David Hoglund and Chris Downey, the article covers what you should know when designing wireless technology into your medical device.
A few months ago, Marriott International made headlines when they blocked consumers’ Wi-Fi networks at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville. Following a complaint from an individual who had attended a function at the convention space, the FCC discovered that Marriott employees had used “containment features of a Wi-Fi monitoring system” […]
The new Laird whitepaper, “The Unique Wireless Medical Device Requirement for Healthcare“, covers everything you need to know on designing wireless technology into your medical device.
Understanding the unique requirements to ensure success of WLAN deployed solutions in medical devices is an important factor. Otherwise, costs in areas such as performance, potential regulatory […]
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