HIMSS Webinars
Wireless Patient Monitoring - Is Wi-Fi Safe and Reliable?
Friday, October 11, 2013  |  2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT  |  Duration: 1 Hour

Wi-Fi networks offer reliable, security-protected, proven technology. In order to maximize the benefits of a hospital Wi-Fi network, several characteristics unique to hospital environments, including the clinical workflow, must be reviewed and taken into consideration when designing and deploying Wi-Fi enabled patient monitoring systems.
The number of wireless clients in a hospital seems to be multiplying – encompassing voice, data, imaging and video – which is requiring more from the WLAN.

Realizing the benefits of 802.11 networks will not be as simple as just adding access points.  Instead it will require coordination in the following areas:

  • Design and planning
  • Infrastructure
  • Client devices
When hospital applications rely on Wi-Fi connectivity, hospital staff must have confidence that all Wi-Fi connections are reliable and meet performance requirements dictated by the devices and applications used. To achieve these goals, Biomedical / Clinical Engineers and hospital IT managers should use quality of service (QoS) as a key performance metric when designing and managing their Wi-Fi networks.

During this webinar, you’ll learn that:

  • Wi-Fi networks are safe and reliable for patient monitoring systems when designed and deployed properly
  • Wi-Fi offers unique benefits to the hospital (ability to monitor patients anywhere in hospital, unlimited numbers of patients)
  • The key to success is in the proper design, implementation and management of the network
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Featured Speakers
David H. Hoglund
President and Founder
Integra Systems

Kathie Peck

Eric Wicklund
mHealth News, published in partnership with HIMSS

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Complimentary Download
Register for this webinar and receive  complimentary copies of the white papers Kaweah Delta Medical Center and Continuous Mobile Patient Monitoring, as well as access to the case study video Continuous Mobile Patient Monitoring.

  This webinar has been approved by HIMSS for up to 1 contact hour of continuing education credit toward renewal of the CPHIMS credential.  

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