Seamless, reliable access to patient information is critical to safe, quality care in an increasingly complex and mobile health care environment. Dell, Intel and Motion Computing have launched a new service to assess, design and validate the quality and coverage of wireless networks soon to become the backbone of health care information flow.
The new Mobile Point of Care (MPOC) Wireless Assessment service enable health care customers to assess whether their wireless network is reliable and can provide 100 percent coverage and 24/7 access to patient information. The service provides a comprehensive wired and wireless network analysis, design and validation to help ensure customers have a robust wireless network.
The ability to assess and treat patients using mobile technology is a growing trend across the health care industry. By 2010, 80 percent of hospitals are expected to have a wireless network, investing close to $10 billion in the next five years1. With that significant investment and patient care on the line, it’s critical that hospitals have highly reliable wireless networks.
The MPOC Wireless Assessment service is a customizable network design and implementation that can include:
- Site Survey and RF Analysis : Radio Frequency spectrum analysis and detection tools discover interference on existing networks while a physical evaluation of the facility evaluates issues that could adversely affect network performance.
- Wireless Network Design : Network modeling and tools are used to develop network design architecture, enabling the proper construction and placement of wireless network components to support a seamless end-user experience.
- Network Validation : Once deployed, a thorough analysis can be performed on the wireless network and a detailed report is provided for future growth and maintenance needs.
In the world of health care, having secure and constant wireless connectivity is critical to patient safety,” said James Coffin, vice president and general manager, Dell Health Care and Life Sciences. “Today’s hospitals are complex technology environments with many users on a variety of mobile devices that are continually moving from room to room. Making a service like this that helps ensure seamless connectivity that supports interoperability is key to caregivers’ ability to efficiently deliver high-quality care.
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Mary Ellen Gitachu