Wired and wireless networking in healthcare computer networks

This article was submitted by Mingli Tabor.

In the health care area, electronic medical records (EMRs) became the most important method for documents. More medical equipment for patients is wireless. Some medical treatments are required to keep wireless connectivity. Information technology is widely expanded to desktops, electronic medical records, and clinical care system.

From the earlier time, the information technology was simple and easy. For example, the screen showed lab test results. Right now the network can carry electronic medical records, clinical data, and store them in a computer. The wireless network can send the readings of a wireless blood pressure cuffs to a doctor’s iPad. Wired networks connect hospital and data center, and handle large image files from radiology. The infrastructure of a network can transfer EMRs among hospitals, nursing homes, and doctors’ offices. Doctors can updates patients records through the wireless network. It is impossible to access a patient’s records from several locations without wireless networks.

However, the cost of infrastructure is high. Old hospitals did not have network equipment. Doctors still have to install hardware and software in their hospital because they have to use a computer to see lab results and tests. Delay of information will affect the work being done efficiently. Wired and wireless networks are important in the healthcare area.

The contents of the paper will include wireless standard, wireless and wired network challenges in bigger, urban hospitals, and the solutions for the challenges. Small, rural hospitals have network challenges, and they adopt wireless network to improve their healthcare quality. The remote healthcare network can use, SNMP, simple network management protocol to improve healthcare communications.

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