(HIMSS, Booth #2711) - MobileAccess, a global provider of enterprise wireless solutions, today announced that its in-building wireless solutions are deployed across more than 350 healthcare facilities, including more than 160 new installations in 2009. The company’s continued traction in the healthcare industry has been fueled by customer need to better support mission-critical radiofrequency (RF) services and upgrade the patient experience with mobile applications that rely on indoor coverage.
The new 2009 deployments include both existing customers expanding their MobileAccess distributed antenna system (DAS) deployments, as well as new customer installations. Recent customer wins include: Denver Health (Denver, Colo.), Trinity Health (Novi, MI), and All Children’s Hospital (St. Petersburg, Fla.) These facilities join hundreds of hospitals – such as Florida Hospital, Clarian Health and Northwestern Memorial Hospital – which have already been using MobileAccess’ DAS solution to improve patient care, reduce the likelihood of medical errors and upgrade the family experience.
“The main impetus of our decision to invest in the MobileAccess system was their ability to support our plans for house-wide patient monitoring telemetry,” said Lee Castiglioni, Senior Enterprise Architect, Trinity Health. “The most advanced in-building wireless technology for a healthcare facility, the MobileAccess DAS is both scalable and manageable. In addition to supporting multiple cell phone carriers, two way pagers and radios, it’s the best fit to support our patient monitoring telemetry solutions.”
Healthcare facilities are embracing a broad array of wireless solutions for both personal and medical use, ranging from medical telemetry, digital health records and wireless security access to personal smart-phones and push-to-talk devices, making indoor wireless coverage a necessity. However, the nature of hospitals’ dense construction often blocks carriers’ signals from entering the building, rendering many devices useless.
The cornerstone of today’s wireless hospital environments, MobileAccess DAS solutions enable healthcare leaders to take full advantage of the latest wireless technologies. Successful delivery of these solutions is supported by an extensive partner network, including Alcatel-Lucent, Cellular Specialties, Inc., Coleman, GE Healthcare, and Henkles & McCoy, which will also be exhibiting at HIMSS.
The MobileAccess infrastructure enables a variety of mobile services and applications critical for the healthcare industry, including:
- Cellular services for BlackBerry and other devices from multiple operators;
- Wireless medical telemetry from providers such as GE;
- Un-tethered clinical devices and applications such as Patient Keeper data management system and Alaris wireless IV pumps;
- Integrated third-party WLAN capabilities that enable advanced location and VoIP applications, including support for Vocera badges and Cisco 7921 VoIP phones;
- Paging, private two-way radio and public safety radios;
- 900MHz-based sensor applications for temperature measurement and other applications.
“Wireless technology is profoundly changing the healthcare industry, and the need for consistent signal delivery throughout an entire campus or facility is going to increase exponentially as 4G and other new technologies are introduced,” said Ron Kaiser, Chief Executive Officer, MobileAccess. “Our strong partnerships with the many healthcare CIOs and the world-class VARs who serve and lead this industry keep improving our ability to stay ahead of customers’ increasing demands.”
MobileAccess at HIMSS
MobileAccess will showcase its in-building wireless solutions for medical applications at HIMSS booth #2711.
MobileAccess is a global provider of reliable wireless coverage solutions for all indoor wireless environments. MobileAccess’ solutions platform delivers wireless connectivity in enterprises of every size, and has become the industry standard in the healthcare, hospitality and higher education markets. MobileAccess’ legacy of innovation and proven architecture set the bar for indoor wireless peak performance, ensuring customers can meet current wireless demands as well as easily expand with future applications and services. Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on MobileAccess including: Clarian Health, the Comcast Center, M Resort Spa Casino, Ford Field, GAN Tower (Paris), Grand Lakes Orlando, the Dutch Parliament building (Netherlands), Hearst Corporation, Melbourne Australia Airport, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Royal Dutch Shell and the University of Phoenix Stadium. MobileAccess is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, and has offices in Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit: www.mobileaccess.com .
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MobileAccess partners exhibiting at HIMSS include:
Alcatel-Lucent, Booth #8055
Cellular Specialties, Booth #7670
GE Healthcare, Booth # 7039
Henkels & McCoy, Booth #2710
Coleman, Booth #8543