Meru Networks-Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
Birminghams Royal Orthopaedic Hospital has the distinction of being the largest unit of its kind in all of Europe. The hospital is committed to using technology in any way possible to enhance patient care. In 2008, they switched to Tiara, a new hospital IT system. Electronic patient records containing patient history and up-to-date information about assessments and interventions are an important part of this system.
Vendor: Meru Networks
Technology Used: 32 Meru AP150 access points, two MC3050 controllers
Solution: Birminghams Royal Orthopaedic Hospital has the distinction of being the largest unit of its kind in all of Europe. For almost two centuries, this healthcare facility has been providing high quality care to patients. Today, they provide care to children with orthopaedic problems and individuals with cancer. Surgeries such as hip replacements and spinal surgeries are also performed on-site.
The hospital is committed to using technology in any way possible to enhance patient care. In 2008, they switched to Tiara, a new hospital IT system. Electronic patient records containing patient history and up-to-date information about assessments and interventions are an important part of this system. With Tiara, crucial patient information can be quickly entered, updated, and accessed. To get the most out of the system, therapists at the hospital had to be able to access it from anywhere in the hospital. Broad wireless coverage was needed.
With help from Meru supplier Synaptic Solutions, the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital chose Meru technologies after evaluating several options. Two MC3050 controllers and 32 Meru AP150 access points were installed during the upgrade.
Because Meru employs Virtual Cell architecture, their solution performed better, cost less, and was quicker to install than other options the hospital considered. The new wireless networks high capacity and exceptional reliability means that numerous applications can run simultaneously a therapist can check digital X-rays while a patient checks e-mail without compromising the speed or performance of the network. Most importantly, therapists can now access and enter data from any hospital location to ensure records are kept up to date and that all health professionals can make informed decisions about patient care.
Further details: http://www.merunetworks.com/pdf/casestudies/CS_Royal_Orthopaedic.pdf
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