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. […]
Reliable wireless communication in a hospital allows for real-time patient monitoring that can mean the difference between life and death. In addition to the medical uses, dependable Wi-Fi in hospitals can also affect the customer rating received after a patient is discharged. In order to set up a reliable Wi-Fi network and reap the benefits that reliability brings, […]
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.
Recently the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a warning about cybersecurity risks from networked medical devices and wearable sensors. According to an article by Health Data Management, Internet of Things (IoT) devices at risk include a wide range of consumer devices from lighting modules, smart appliances, thermostats, and fitness devices. Medical devices […]
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 […]
Infusion pumps are necessary when it comes to administering fluids such as medication and nutrients into a patient’s cardiovascular system. They serve the purpose of automatically distributing fluids during a patient’s stay which not only improves patient care, but helps to properly manage time, money, and resources. If infusion pumps are not managed correctly, they […]
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 […]
A popular article written by Chris Downey of Laird and David Hoglund of Integra Systems was recently featured in the June issue of AGL Small Cell Magazine. Titled, “Key Considerations for Designing a Wireless Medical Device”, the article provides insight on the requirements needed for wireless medical devices to properly […]
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.
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