Wireless communications in acute health-care
Heslop, Liza and Howard, A and Fernando, J and Rothfield, A and Wallace, L (2003) Wireless communications in acute health-care. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 9 (4). pp. 187-193. ISSN 1357-633XFull text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.
Before a particular form of wireless communication is implemented within a health-care institution, consideration should be given to the system's capacity for transmitting voice, data and video information, as well as its reliability and coverage. An important associated choice concerns the best combination of user devices that will enable secure and rapid transmission of data to clinical staff at the point of care. Several technologies are available. No new technology that is likely to become available over the next five years will address the two main concerns of health service organizations: the need for non-interference with sensitive equipment; and the need for immediate communication of urgent messages. We therefore believe that health industries with a mobile workforce will gain five to eight years of useful life from cordless telephone systems and that paging or other radio-based devices will remain an important mode of communication for at least the next five years, especially where emergency communication is concerned.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ResPubID16684, wireless communication, data to clinical staff, wireless application|
|Subjects:||Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
SEO Classification > 9202 Health and Support Services
|Date Deposited:||17 May 2011 03:07|
|Last Modified:||17 Aug 2011 03:56|
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