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Topic: Mobile Devices In Healthcare

Hospital WiFi Has a Performance Issue: The Need for Wi-Fi Management
Strategy

Hospital WiFi Has a Performance Issue: The Need for Wi-Fi Management

Remember the days when doctors used to take notes with a pen and pad of paper? Or how most if not all of your medical records were physically filed away? (This was why it was such a headache to request to see them, it took forever to get them out!) What about how prescriptions were not sent automatically to your pharmacy, instead you had to drop off the prescription and then go back later to pick it up? Health care providers have seen notable changes in the way they operate with regards to efficiency, the patient experience, security, and availability to patients due to the advancement and implementation of new wireless (and paperless) technology. However, just like with the old system of pen and paper, there are many new challenges and getting the most out of your new hospital wireless network takes a lot of organization. Hospitals and other health care providers have a lot on their plates. Everything from the patient experience, to their staff's productivity and efficiency, to implementing an EHR or EMR system and adhering to HIPPA compliance standards. Suggested Reading - "Accessing EHR's Via Mobile Devices on Your Hospital Wireless Network" There's also network issues themselves, such as BYOD, outdated wired infrastructure, bandwidth and/or capacity demands and network security risks. It's a complex environment to say the least and in today's mobile world your wireless infrastructure interacts with everything and affects your entire hospital or medical office. Even traditional methods of keeping track of medical records (filing system) required exceptional management strategies to make sure everything ran smoothly and the same can be said about today's hospital wifi networks. To help you maximize your wireless network we've put together a simple guide explaining how hospital wifi management works as well as 4 major benefits you can expect to see from having it in place.

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11 Myths About 802.11ac on Hospital Wireless Networks
Mobility

11 Myths About 802.11ac on Hospital Wireless Networks

Healthcare facilities that might have been considering a wireless network refresh now have another reason to move forward with those plans. Earlier this week at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, the IEEE announced approval of IEEE 802.11acTM-2013 as the new industry standard for wireless connectivity.

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BYOD on 802.11ac Hospital Wireless Networks
Mobility

BYOD on 802.11ac Hospital Wireless Networks

With 2013 coming to a close, most of our office phones keep ringing with complicated issues that involve wireless devices. In 2014, we expect that trend to continue as more consumers add tablets to their tables and smartphones to their pockets. Some estimates indicate 64% of Americans now own a smartphone and more and more employers allowing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are feeling the squeeze on the available bandwidth.

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10 Vital Reminders for Secure BYOD in Healthcare
Mobility

10 Vital Reminders for Secure BYOD in Healthcare

Another week, another reported “cyber attack”. That might make you wonder what Edward Snowden is doing for a living in Russia these days. If you follow the story, you’ll see that hackers have stolen sensitive information from some of the larger social media networks and gained access to end user accounts. This time, hackers exploited vulnerable desktop computers - not necessarily the wireless devices that are brought into a healthcare facility.  

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The Future of Hospital Wireless Networks and How to Get on Board
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The Future of Hospital Wireless Networks and How to Get on Board

The next generation of wireless is here and gaining more momentum by the day!  The healthcare industry is quickly gaining similar speeds to this new technology when incorporating wireless into their hospitals for Real Time Location Services, hospital staff, and guests use.  So, what would this new technology bring if implemented in your current hospital wireless network and more importantly how should you begin the refresh? 

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7 Keys to Planning a Secure BYOD Policy in Healthcare
Security

7 Keys to Planning a Secure BYOD Policy in Healthcare

Imagine for a moment that you are back in elementary school and have just been awarded the orange sash and badge, making you an official Safety Patrol Officer! White gloves and whistles may have stopped your peers from crossing the street but those adornments don’t do much in the way of halting to peer-to-peer file sharing on your hospital wireless network.

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15 Features of Mobile Device Management in Healthcare
Security

15 Features of Mobile Device Management in Healthcare

Various studies and surveys have shown that the use of wireless devices continues to grow at exponential rates in the healthcare industry, which falls in line with the overall trend in society. Like the rest of the World, health care providers are not immune to the allure of the glowing tablet. There is no pill or injection that will slow the spreading trend like many of the diseases providers are trying to treat.

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