Across the board, digital transformation is revolutionizing multiple industries. Healthcare is among the most prolific of these industries as digital transformation leverages the capabilities of a robust wireless network. Healthcare organizations are delivering innovative patient care, streamlining connections between patients and providers and improving collaboration among colleagues through connected devices on the Internet of Things (IoT).

With the large number of patients, healthcare professionals, administrative support and visitors in hospital environments, it’s very possible for network performance to suffer due to the crush of thousands of devices trying to get online. Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as smart phones, tablets and even wireless health devices can remain connected and operable in high density client environments when Cisco’s robust wireless network products such as the Aironet 2800 Series Access Point and the Aironet 3800 Series Access Point features such as Cisco’s High Density Experience (HDX) are deployed.

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Can’t remember the last time you had a tetanus shot or the exact dosage of your medication? No problem. Doctors, nurses and other professionals can access your medical information on mobile devices that are securely connected to their facility’s network through its robust wireless network. Secure and fast connectivity means patients can use their Wi-Fi-enabled devices to update social pages, read digital editions of their favorite magazines or even connect to hospital entertainment networks.

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Nurses can’t be in every room at the same time. But when patient monitoring devices connect to a nurse’s mobile device to tell them patient needs assistance – they don’t have to be. With a robust wireless network, connections between multiple patient IVs, heart monitors, respirators and any other smart equipment are more reliable and can be better monitored so nurses can get to where they’re needed most.

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A trip to the hospital or a doctor’s office can cause a flurry of emotions and the last thing a patient needs is a myriad of hallways to navigate to reach a pharmacy, lab or doctor’s office. Healthcare organizations can offer enriched patient experiences with a robust wireless network, such as location based services like Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) to help patients easily navigate hospitals and mobile engagement apps that will deliver healthcare related alerts.

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Due to their complexity, radiology and cardiology images are saved as huge files. In the past, these images couldn’t be sent over Wi-Fi networks for doctors to easily share with patients, due to their size; patients were often moved to other rooms just to review their results. With high bandwidth applications, doctors can view these images from nearly anywhere without moving the patient, allowing patients and family to easily incorporate information into medical care.


Bill Rubino

Product Marketing Manager

Enterprise Networking and Cloud Marketing