US-based Boston Medical Centre (BMC) has deployed Aruba Networks’ 802.11ac and mobile app solutions to allow a gigabit wireless network across the facility with indoor location services.
Located in Massachusetts, US, BMC is a 482-bed academic medical centre that is undergoing a major clinical campus redesign project to include expanded wireless coverage.
Boston Medical Centre network infrastructure and engineering manager Craig Reise said: "We’re seeing about 3,000 devices on the network every day. These include medical devices such as handheld glucometers for blood sugar readings, infusion pumps, lab specimen collection and barcode printing systems, as well as the personal mobile devices of staff, physicians and of course, our patients and visitors."
The facility is upgrading to 802.11ac in 30 existing buildings, in addition to the renovated and expanded Menino Pavilion, Yawkey Centre and Moakley buildings.
Under the clinical campus redesign, BMC is upgrading the network to accommodate the increase in new wireless and mobile devices and applications coming onto the network, a transition from the hospital’s multiple outdated electronic medical records (EMR) systems to a new one record, EPIC system.
The facility is deploying Aruba 220 Series 802.11ac Access Points, 7200 Series Mobility Controllers, AirWave network management and the ClearPass Access Management solution for mobile device authentication and access.
BMC is also planning to implement Aruba’s Meridian mobile app platform, which will help physicians, staff, patients and visitors to easily find their way around campus and access important information and services.
Image: Boston Medical Centre has deployed Aruba’s gigabit wi-fi network and mobile app solutions to improve physician and staff efficiencies and advance patient care. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.