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Healthcare Wireless Networks Support Health IT Initiatives

August 11, 2017 - Organizations rely heavily on healthcare wireless networks to support the workflow and patient care resulting from advanced health IT infrastructure. The healthcare sector is suffering because of the constant support required from the government for IT infrastructure spending, increase service costs, and the deterioration of services, according to a recent report released by the Practel Group....


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Advancing SD-WAN Fuels Latest Riverbed, Xirrus AP Release

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Avoiding the Top 3 Clinical Data Migration Mistakes

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