Reliable wireless communication in a hospital allows for real-time patient monitoring that can mean the difference between life and death. In addition to the medical uses, dependable Wi-Fi in hospitals can also affect the customer rating received after a patient is discharged. In order to set up a reliable Wi-Fi network and reap the benefits that reliability brings, preparations must be performed by the IT manager. Laird's latest white paper, Setting Up Wi-Fi Infrastructure in a Medical Center, lists and explains the five required steps an IT manager must take when setting up Wi-Fi infrastructure in a medical center, including:
- Performing a site survey
- Positioning APs
- Setting Up the Network
The white paper also addresses 2.4 GHz versus 5 GHz, separation using VLANs, frequency allocation, quality of service, WPA2, HIPAA, and the roles of FIPS and WAPI. Reliable wireless communication can significantly improve the quality of patient care that clinicians provide. That is why it is imperative for IT managers to ensure that dependable Wi-Fi networks are integrated in hospitals. Download the white paper to learn how you can ensure that an adequate Wi-Fi infrastructure is in place in medical centers.