Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine is the World's Largest Source of Broadband Wireless WiMAX, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Wireless ISP News and How to Articles  

“Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine is the World's Largest
News Source of Broadband Wireless Internet Access Services and 3G Products”

3G, Internet Access WiMAX, Wi-Fi, WISP, How-To, Vendors, Products, Success Stories
Home  About BWE  Contact BWE  Site Map  BWE Login  Subscribe

Broadband Wireless Internet Access Services:

 Bookmark this Page

 Advertise on BWE
 Broadband Wireless News
 What is a Wireless ISP?
 "How To" WISP Articles
 Build Request for Proposal
 Wireless ISP Budgets
 Wireless Internet Products
 Wireless Internet Vendors
 Wireless Internet Jobs
 Top 10 WISP List
 Top 10 Wi-Fi Hotspots
 Top 10 Wireless Vendors
 Types of Internet Access
 Wireless ISPs
 Wireless Internet Glossary
 Business Development
 Wireless Business Leads
 Wireless Bus. Resources
 Wireless Q&A's
 Wireless Marketing
 Wireless Investments
 Wireless Success Stories
 FREE Subscriptions
 FREE RSS News Feeds
 BWE Media Kit
 Search News Archives

Search for Broadband Wireless Companies and New Broadband Wireless Products:

Must See Broadband Wireless Products

 Your Link Here - $200

Broadband Wireless News:

  802.11n MIMO
  802.16 WiMAX
  Alternative Energy
  Cable Modems
  Free Space Optics
  Licensed Spectrum
  Mesh Networks
  Marketing Agreements
  Personnel Moves
  Research Reports
  Roaming Agreements
  Satellite UpLinks
  Video Games
  Voice over IP (VoIP)
  Wi-Fi Hotspots
  Wireless ISPs

Ceragon - High Capacity Wireless Backhaul Solutions
Email this article to a colleague    Bookmark this pageClick the folder to bookmark this page! 

Mater Health Services Hits Key Milestones in Smart Hospital Broadband Wireless Tracking and Communications Strategy

10/1/09 - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that Mater Health Services , Queensland's largest not-for-profit hospital group, is making significant strides in achieving its Smart Hospital strategy with a roll-out of an expanded suite of business applications on its Cisco Medical-Grade Broadband Wireless Network across its seven ultra-modern hospitals.

At the forefront of clinical excellence, Mater Health Services is continually developing new methods and practices to improve outcomes for the more than 500,000 patients it cares for annually and to enhance the medical working environment of more than 6,000 staff.

In the third year of its Smart Hospital information and communications technology (ICT) strategic plan roll-out, the Cisco Medical-Grade Network provides Mater Health Services with a communications infrastructure converging voice, video , data and wireless in a single highly secure real-time information system. Mater Health Services chose to implement the Cisco Medical-Grade Network to fundamentally improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients.

Additionally, the Cisco Medical-Grade Network is helping to transform health care at Mater Health Services as follows:

  • A new clinical information system to be deployed in the neonatal intensive care unit, which will allow clinicians to track the progress of premature babies from anywhere on the hospital network and remotely via a highly secure Internet connection.
  • With the pending Cisco nurse-call integration solution, nurses can easily reach patients from wherever they are. This solution provides faster response times, more time for staff to spend on primary functions, and a reduction in paging for a quieter, less-disruptive environment. Nurses will have the capability to speak to the patient to better understand his or her needs before going to the patient room.
  • By allowing access to clinical information systems wherever they are needed, medical staff can access patient records, pathology and radiology results and key clinical information right at the bedside or point of care. This highly secure Cisco mobility solution untethers medical staff and supports different workflows and maximises their efficiency.
  • For the third consecutive year, Mater has tapped into the magic of the Internet to bring holiday magic to hospitalised children by making it possible for them to see and talk live with Santa at the North Pole, using Cisco video phone technology.

Malcolm Thatcher, chief information officer, Mater Health Services, said: "Mater's Smart Hospital strategy needed to be underpinned by a reliable and pervasive IP delivery platform. Cisco's commitment to understanding the unique needs of the health care sector made Cisco and its technology the only plausible choice for Mater. Over the past two years, Mater has rolled out what is now a robust, unifying Cisco network to support our data and communications needs."

As demands on health care providers increase in volume and complexity, communications amongst health care professionals is becoming a key enabler towards patient-centric care. Recent health care research has highlighted a need for better communication and information sharing within the health workforce. Models of care are also shifting to team-based structures, which require better collaboration capabilities in the hospital environment but which are also key to improving productivity and patient care.

Ken Boal, director of Public Sector, Cisco Australia and New Zealand, said: "With its strategic ICT focus on patient outcomes, Mater Health Services has built a Cisco Medical-Grade Network that today helps maximise staff productivity and enhances patient satisfaction. This platform connects people to people, people to information and people to assets within the hospital when and where they need it. Mater Health Services is leveraging this capability to achieve its long-term vision and transform the patient experience."

The IP-based network includes a Cisco Unified Communications system , including nearly 1,500 desktop Cisco IP phones over 300 Cisco Unified Wireless Phones and Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco's call-processing solution. Mater Health Services' intelligent network is built on Cisco Catalyst ® Series Switches and Cisco Aironet ® Wireless Access Points.

By Robert Hoskins

Click here for more 802.11 News

Free Newsletter Signup

Send mail to Robert Hoskins with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright © 2001-2011 Broadband Wireless Exchange, Inc.

Website programmed and maintained by Unger Technologies L.L.C.
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish