Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED) in the US has selected Aruba Networks to connect the organisation’s wireless medical and mobile devices and improve patient care.
The healthcare organisation has replaced its Cisco wireless network with Aruba wireless LAN for coverage across its main hospital and four clinics.
The MED IT director Tony Alphier said increasing staff, physician and nurse mobility results in efficient and quality patient care, and increased accountability.
"Delivering that mobility requires a reliable wireless infrastructure that supports the increase in mobile devices and eliminates dropped connections. With Aruba, we have confidence that the infrastructure will support all of our current and future mobility needs," Alphier added.
The MED deployed two Aruba mobility controllers and 450 Aruba AP-135 access points, in addition to the AirWave network management system and Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager and ClearPass Guest.
The MED is expecting to connect 215 bedside mobile workstations that doctors and nurses access for bedside medication, verification and medical documentation to the new network.
Aruba claims that its network does not require multiple SSIDs for different end users to log onto the network and that the profile-based security allows The MED’s IT team to manage who has access to which network resources.
Aruba industry solutions marketing director Gerry Festa said, "More healthcare organisations are investing in mobility and, as a result, are relying on Aruba to provide the kind of reliable, always-available wireless infrastructure required for challenging environments like these."