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wireless networks


May 24, 2012  11:19 AM

FCC plans to open up spectrum for wireless medical devices

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
FCC, Medical Body Area Networks, remote patient monitoring, wireless medical devices, wireless networks

The future of remote patient monitoring could be looking a little brighter if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moves forward with its plan to allocate a chunk of unused...

September 13, 2011  11:59 AM

Wireless monitoring beneficial for patients, but irks hospitals

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
home telehealth, mobile health, wireless medical devices, wireless networks

As mobile health, or mHealth, continues to grow in health care, so does wireless monitoring. This type of care could be a key player for patients in two areas: Reducing hospital visits...


June 7, 2011  11:56 AM

Hospitals eye wireless networks to boost satisfaction, connectivity

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
health IT security, HIPAA Privacy Rule, Wi-Fi, wireless networks

Hospitals seeking to enhance patient and employee satisfaction are integrating wireless networks as a perk, and Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is no exception. The health...


February 11, 2011  2:52 PM

On the road to better hospital Wi-Fi

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
mHealth, Telemedicine, Wi-Fi, wireless networks

Hospitals looking to implement electronic health records or provide telemedicine services should not overlook the importance of a reliable wireless network. Yet hospitals face a number of unique challenges with Wi-Fi, from lead-lined walls to radio frequency interference. A HIMSS Industry Solutions...


December 6, 2010  12:56 PM

Medical devices, electronic health records remain disconnected

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Meaningful use, medical devices, wireless networks

One of the core requirements of Stage 1 of the meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology calls for recording and charting changes in vital signs for at least half of...


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