The evolving Connected Medical industry is shaping the future of healthcare for both patients and healthcare professionals. Hospitals are seeing more admissions than ever, and with an aging population across much of the globe, hospital administrators are realizing the need to create models of healthcare deployment that are reliable, economic, scalable, secure, and efficient.
Hospitals are one of the most compelling, yet difficult RF environments. To ensure reliable functionality, a Wi-Fi radio that is embedded in a medical device must be tested thoroughly.When choosing an embedded Wi-Fi radio, medical device manufacturers should choose radios from manufacturers who test:
RF Performance Interoperability Security Mobility Testing RF Performance
Achieving adequate RF performance […]
Wi-Fi is a near-ubiquitous technology that is playing a dominant role in making the digital health vision a reality. The demand for wireless connectivity in medical settings continues to increase as the benefits of wearable and mobile medical devices are realized. Wi-Fi technology enables reduced cable clutter, fewer accessories requiring infection control, increased patient comfort via smaller wearable […]
Earlier this week MSN published the article, “Medical Error Third Leading Cause of Death in US: Study“. The article highlights a study done by the medical journal BMJ. Accroding to the article, in 2013 at least 250,000 people died from preventable mistakes such as communication breakdowns, fragmented healthcare, diagnostic mistakes, and over-dosing. “That number […]
Recently the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) quoted Laird’s Jay White, Product Manager of the Connectivity Solutions Business Unit, in an article regarding the FDA’s latest cybersecurity recommendations for medical device manufacturers. Titled, “Draft Cybersecurity Guidance Draws Mixed Reviews“, the article highlights the FDA’s recommendations on how manufacturers should manage […]
Welcome to our final post in the Setting Up Wi-Fi in a Medical Center series. So far in this five part series we have covered steps 1-4 of how to successfully set up a secure and reliable Wi-Fi network in medical environments. Be sure to check out the previous posts which cover: Performing […]
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 healthcare environments it is incredibly important that wireless devices never lose connectivity. Setting up a reliable Wi-Fi network in healthcare facilities can be a challenge which is why it is necessary for IT managers to follow certain steps when setting up a Wi-Fi infrastructure. In a previous blog post we discussed step 1 of the process, […]
Throughout the past few years, we have learned how the idea of the Connected Hospital has rapidly transformed from a vision of the future into a reality. Hospitals are now focusing on providing the best quality of care to their patients while optimizing the workplace for doctors, nurses, and the overall healthcare industry. Looking forward, the next […]
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