Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Hospitals' Wireless Migration

Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Hospitals' Wireless Migration

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As editors of a publication dedicated to bringing you information on technology and process innovations that are changing the hospital built environment, we've spent much time covering the growth of wireless applications in the nation's health care facilities.

Whether it's for building automation, patient monitoring, supply chain management, nurse communication, patient education or the interoperability of devices under the Internet of Things rubric, wireless connectivity is becoming an expectation in today's hospitals.

Among the most authoritative reviews of this progress is Health Care's Most Wired information technology survey, published annually by our sister American Hospital Association publication, Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). By tracking the early adopters, the study provides a glimpse into where the field is heading.

The most recent of these surveys, published last month in H&HN, reveals that the move to wireless continues apace.

On the infrastructure side, 68 percent of these cutting-edge hospitals and systems boast a single, unified enterprisewide, medical-grade wireless infrastructure that runs clinical and other applications with 99. …

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