Wi-Fi connectivity across the healthcare sector has become a necessity, while in hospitals - which are some of the most complex networking environments - reliable connectivity can be a matter of life or death. The health care industry's increased use of Electronic Patient Records, wireless medical devices and personal mobile technology mean that hospital networks have a vital role to play in supporting the treatment of patients.
The ability to deliver EPR (Electronic Patient Records) to a clinician’s device
With an increasing number of medical devices getting connected to the internet as part of the 'Internet of Things', the prospect of a truly interconnected healthcare industry is within reach, with the potential for enormous efficiency savings to be realised as a result.
Wi-Fi allows patients to stay in touch with friends, family and work, and also access free entertainment, such as online games and movies. This can have a real impact on patient welfare and that of relatives and carers who accompany them. Being in touch with the outside world allows a patient to feel less isolated, while keeping busy diminishes frustration with drawn-out hospital stays.
We have designed and deployed some of the largest and most complex hospital networking infrastructure in the UK. As a result, we have a team of networking experts with considerable 'hands on' experience in helping hospitals from the start of their network upgrade journey, through to deployment and ongoing day-to-day support.
With in-house hospital IT staff often stretched by competing priorities and a myriad of other challenges, working with genuine networking specialists is of crucial importance. Many of our competitors will happily sell you a network, but do not have the expertise to ensure that it is properly designed and fit for purpose. Additionally, many of them do not provide the ongoing support needed to ensure that the network continues to perform as it should for many years to come.
“Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Trust partnered with LAN3 for a full network and wireless roll-out in 2016. The campus is of a significant size with over 500 wireless access points. Being a hospital, it is imperative that the wireless platform is stable and optimised, a challenge considering the environmental complexities of any hospital site, taking into account surgical theatres and X-Ray facilities. As such the quality of the surveys was of particular importance to the Trust. LAN3, with its experience working in an acute hospital setting, conducted the surveys in a professional and meticulous manner, which provided us the assurances we sought.”