Healthcare Challenges and Wireless Solutions
In no other industry are the implications of connectivity clearer than in healthcare. Patient histories, medication information, recent research, test results - each of these components brings a critical piece to holistic patient care. Yet increasingly there is a diverse staff of medical professionals specialising in each of these areas, whose advice must be culled to best diagnose and treat the patient. In addition, the condition of the patient and the individual caregivers change around the clock. Communication and accuracy have become matters of life and death. Wireless networks bring a whole new way of accruing and utilising medical information. With Wi-Fi and broadband wireless, medical professionals in multiple locations can collect, access and share information instantly and accurately - transforming modern healthcare.
Mobile freedom, complete data access anywhere, real time information sharing, enterprise class network security and reliability
Applications for Healthcare
On demand communications between doctors and medical staff, real time patient charting, connecting satellite clinics, safer medication delivery, more productive respiratory care, better materials management, prescription automation, transferring files from mobile healthcare units.
Transferring Files from Mobile Healthcare Units
For many rural patients, the only access to specialised medical treatment such as MRIs is through visits by mobile healthcare units. For urban residents, workplaces offer mobile mammograms and dental cleanings as convenience services to employees. These ‘labs on wheels' provide needed diagnosis and examinations that otherwise may not happen on a timely basis, or at all. The challenge occurs when the mobile units return to the hospital. Transferring patient files and digital images over a dial up connection is impossible, due to the size of the files. Physically transporting digital media between the van and hospital is inconvenient and poses the risk of misplacing or damaging the data inadvertently.
A wireless bridge between the mobile unit and the hospital offers a perfect alternative. Operating at speeds of up to 860 Mbps, wireless bridges transfer digital images and patient records in a matter of minutes, not hours. And patient privacy (per HIPAA requirement) is ensured with strict security and authentication methods.
Tsunami Point to Point, Tsunami TM MP-8100