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Master planning healthcare wireless networks

April 6, 2017

Radio frequency (RF)-based wireless networks that connect mobile devices are becoming an important part of a hospital's utility infrastructure, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

Understanding a healthcare facility's current and future wireless needs is the first step in a network planning effort.

There are many healthcare-specific devices that could potentially be linked to an organization’s Wi-Fi network.

When assessing the network's needs, among the questions to ask are:

• What is and isn't critical and how quickly the answer may change 

• How do mobile applications affect automated data entry and increase wireless demand, such as when electronic health record usage begets more related use of apps, streaming and long-term connected devices

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