Using wireless technology to improve patient care

August 11, 2010

A new case study from Johnson Controls shares how wireless technology at Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis, Tenn. has had a direct effect on patient care. Read the case study here.

This project showcases how a new wireless infrastructure enables the use of wireless medical devices that enhance patient safety and quality of care.

Specifically:

-Now, clinicians are able to record and retrieve medical information to monitor and administer care where and when it’s needed because of the reduction in dead coverage spots.

-The wireless infrastructure supports voice and data systems such as personal communications/cellular carriers, local area networks, two-way radios, digital paging, handheld clinical devices, medical telemetry and electronic medical record (EMR) keeping system, among others.

-Baptist Memorial Health Care worked with Johnson Controls Innovation Services to facilitate interdepartmental planning sessions to identify priorities, address concerns and plan for success.

-The in-building wireless distribution system was set up in seven of Baptist Memorial's healthcare facilities.

Please consider sharing this story with your print and online readers. This is a great example of how innovative wireless technologies and thorough planning will impact any healthcare system’s clinicians, staff and patients.

         
 

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