Ruckus Delivers the Right Prescription for Healthier Wi-Fi

Ruckus Delivers the Right Prescription for Healthier Wi-Fi

May 22nd, 2014

Hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities face exploding demand for Wi-Fi, whether to meet the needs of the 90%+ of physicians with smartphones who are constantly on the move, or due to the multitude of imaging, video and medical devices that are increasingly networked over Wi-Fi to provide real-time monitoring, precise locating and support patient-centered workflows. An affordable, easy-to-manage Wi-Fi network is mission-critical.

In a healthcare setting, Wi-Fi enables fast access to electronic patient records (EMRs), improves staff communication and speeds-up delivery of medical images. Equipment such as infusion pumps, oxygen monitoring devices, smart beds and real-time access to X-rays and MRI scans use and rely on Wi-Fi. Medical telepresence delivered via Wi-Fi helps scale provision of high-quality health care to remote and underserved areas.

For facilities with limited IT staff, Wi-Fi can help healthcare IT managers eliminate the struggle associated with onboarding of new devices. In addition, guest Wi-Fi access can be extended to visitors in lobbies and waiting rooms.

According to MarketsandMarkets “the Hospital Asset Management market reached $2.6B in 2012 and is projected to hit $6.7B by 2017. The biggest growth will come from Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) which is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.4% from 2012 – 2017.” Additionally, MarketWatch by the Wall Street Journal reports that “RTLS solutions using Wi-Fi will be the fastest growing segment of the Asset Management market from 2012 to 2017 at a CAGR of 36% (MarketsandMarkets, 2013).”

With increasing mobile users, thick walls and innumerable electrical devices, healthcare environments are typically hostile RF settings. Vanilla-grade, sickly Wi-Fi just doesn’t cut it anymore.

That’s why so many healthcare organizations everywhere are turning to Lantana Communications and Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) systems with adaptive antenna arrays to provide the best possible connection, even in the most difficult conditions.

With Lantana Communications and Ruckus ZoneFlex, healthcare organizations get a simple, yet full-featured wireless solution that enables:

  • Stronger, consistent Wi-Fi coverage with fewer access points
  • HIPAA compliance, plus automatic wireless setting and encryption key security
  • Central management with simplified network administration
  • Support for diverse applications, including Voice over IP (VoIP) badges and phones, tablet applications such as EMR, patient-centered workflow enablement and BYOD

Download this brochure to learn how Ruckus Wireless delivers smarter Wi-Fi for healthcare.

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