In a bid to enhance patient care and streamline administration, Wayne Memorial Hospital has selected the Intelligent Mobility System from Colubris to power its next-generation wireless healthcare applications and services.
Wayne Memorial Hospital serves patients in northeastern Pennsylvania and parts of New York. With the Colubris system as its WLAN infrastructure, the hospital hopes to deploy a variety of new applications and services that improve patient care, privacy, and service while reducing administration costs.
The Colubris Intelligent Mobility System will initially provide full wireless coverage across Wayne Memorial’s main campus, which includes 650 employees and close to 70 physicians. In addition to offering secure access to patient data and asset-tracking services, which allows for the instant location of critical equipment, the system will enable guest internet access to be provided to patients and visitors.
Data Capture Solutions, the lead network architects and integrators for the Wayne Memorial wireless project, will support the deployment of a bedside medication verification application. This software, powered by Colubris hardware, enables caregivers to use bar code scanning technology at the patient’s bedside to verify patient identity, medication and relevant health information prior to administering medication.
Our Colubris WLAN delivers everything we need to support continued innovation at Wayne Memorial Hospital – strong security, so patient data and systems are protected; easy management, so administrators don’t have to spend a lot of time managing the system; and easy access, so our patients and visitors never have a problem with guest connectivity, commented Tom Hoffman, IT manager at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Mr Hoffman added that, by distributing switching intelligence to the edge of the WLAN, rather than centralizing it in a single bottleneck, Colubris ensures that Wayne Memorial Hospital will have ‘future-proof’ support for new applications and technologies, such as voice, video, and the emerging 802.11n standard.
Wayne Memorial will initially deploy 40 centrally-managed wireless access points throughout its main campus. The hospital is using the new Colubris MAP-330 Integrated Sensor/AP, an innovative dual-radio access point that delivers high performance client access and integrated best-of-breed radio frequency security.