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Rush System Launches First 5G Wireless Network in US Hospital

January 9, 2019 - Chicago-based Rush System for Health is teaming with AT&T to become the first US hospital to use a standards-based 5G wireless network in a healthcare environment, the health system announced Jan. 8. Using AT&T’s cloud-based IT service environment at the edge of the network, Rush will be able to manage its cellular traffic over both its local network and wide area...


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New Service Could Help Hospitals with Wireless Networking Strain

by Fred Donovan

With all the connected devices in healthcare environment, wireless networking capacity has become a priority for IT teams in hospitals. One solution being proposed by the CBRS Alliance is to use shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for...

Patient Portal Access Has No Effect on Patient Activation

by Fred Donovan

Access to a patient portal had no effect on patient activation for hospitalized patients compared to usual care and tablet-only Internet access, according to a study by Cornell researchers published Dec. 7 in the JAMIA journal. The...

Healthcare IoT Community Provides Implementation Guidelines

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Internet of Things (IoT) Community announced the formation of its healthcare IoT Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE will be led by vendors including Zebra Technologies and Cerner along with health IT professionals. The CoE aims to...

5G Wireless Advancements Support Future Network Connectivity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The impending release of 5G wireless has organizations considering how they can leverage the technology. The ever-increasing number of connected medical devices leaves wireless networks strained, and the potential of 5G can help increase...

Considering 802.11ax for Healthcare Wireless Networking

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare wireless networking technology continues to advance, and organizations need to keep an eye on upcoming standards and how they will affect future connectivity. The upcoming wireless standard, 802.11ax, will help improve wireless...

Internet of Medical Things Devices Demand Dynamic Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are relying on data more and more as digital tools prove to significantly help clinicians gain better insight into patient health. The data that Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices collect can also keep patients...

Key Ways to Overcome Healthcare Wireless Network Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare wireless network infrastructure issues have plagued healthcare since wireless devices began to be introduced into the industry’s infrastructure. Mobile and other connected medical devices are standard in healthcare...

Healthcare Mobile Content Management Supports Device Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

New mobile devices are constantly being introduced into health IT infrastructure systems and organizations are responsible for making sure devices are totally protected. Mobile content management (MCM) in healthcare is one mobile device...

Healthcare Mobile Application Management Offers Security, Mobility

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare mobile applications are becoming more popular as organizations adopt mobile devices to increase workflow. Entities need to consider healthcare mobile application management (MAM) to help secure and monitor their applications on...

Low-Frequency Aids Accurate Real-Time Asset Tracking in Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are rapidly adopting networked tools and devices to help improve workflow. From real-time asset tracking to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), these tools need a layered network that provides an accurate way...

Securing Mobile Medical Apps on Devices Adds Flexibility

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

More mobile devices are being introduced into health IT infrastructure environments. Organizations must find the right way to manage and monitor different mobile medical apps to ensure reliable and secure connections. Entities need tools...

Low-Power Healthcare IoT Devices Support Asset Tracking

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare IoT devices are becoming more common as organizations seek to collect more information from tools and patients. However, entities can be challenged when it comes to making sure IoT devices are connecting correctly and that...

Monetization, Analytics Support Healthcare Mobile, IoT Devices

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Entities are in the midst of a digital transformation. As more healthcare mobile devices are introduced into IT infrastructure, organizations need to consider how they can collect and analyze data from these devices to improve patient...

Healthcare Wireless Mesh Networks Support More IoT Devices

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

When more connected devices are added to healthcare wireless networks it becomes more difficult for organizations to control how their network handles increased traffic. Internet of Things (IoT) and other connected devices are constantly...

Improving Cloud Health IT Infrastructure for Smart Hospitals

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Many organizations are enhancing their health IT infrastructure with the intention of becoming smart hospitals by embracing digital transformation. Smart hospitals rely on interconnected advanced technology and automation to improve...

Healthcare Mobility Success Depends on Strong Network Connections

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are continuing to implement mobile solutions using WiFi and cellular signals to connect with the network. Entities looking to expand their healthcare mobility capabilities may be unaware of the challenges...

What Are the Top 5 Healthcare Wireless Networking Solutions?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are faced with many options when it comes to choosing a vendor to work with to improve the entity’s healthcare wireless networking infrastructure. Not all vendors offer a complete wireless solution or offer the same...

Healthcare Wireless Network Upgrades Critical for Future Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The digitization of IT infrastructure prompts organizations to upgrade their healthcare wireless network to support current and future technology that will help increase workflow and improve patient care. Last month Lorien Health...

Utilizing Healthcare App Containers for Application Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are demanding more applications as they increase mobility and add flexibility to their IT infrastructure. Healthcare app containers are emerging as a key way to manage and deploy applications as scale. Although...

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