From enhanced clinical collaboration, to making patient information more readily available, to increasing patient safety measures, to becoming more competitive, wireless is fundamentally changing the way the healthcare industry operates.

As the number of new initiatives, such as mHealth, EMR, and bring your own device (BYOD) increase, the number of wireless devices in your facilities is growing exponentially – leading to a  demanding mix of smartphones, tablets, and wireless medical devices. Today’s wireless devices, carried by patients, physicians, nurses, and staff, have different and often competing implementation requirements for voice, data, video, and clinical applications. This increase in wireless usage, along with growing trends in new construction, state-of-the-art patient towers and all-private rooms, continues to challenge current wireless deployments and drive the need for reliable, mission-critical wireless.

Mission-Critical Wireless in Healthcare

Mission-critical wireless means fully enabling connectivity for key wireless services in healthcare, including multi-carrier 3G and 4G for physicians, fire/life/safety, paging and two-way radio for EMS and first responder operations, 802.11a/b/g/n for clinical and guest communication and WMTS for patient monitoring. But, ensuring mission-critical wireless in healthcare also means delivering predictable wireless performance.

Black Box Network Services deploys both distributed antenna system (DAS) and WLAN solutions, engineering signal-level coverage and optimizing capacity to ensure that every wireless device connects and stays connected throughout healthcare facilities and across campuses – even in hard-to-cover areas like operating rooms and stairwells, and even as device density and usage increases. 

A Healthcare Partner that Delivers

As a recognized leader in healthcare, as well as a HIMSS platinum member, Black Box Network Services has over a decade of experience in deploying a full spectrum of wireless services for some of the most prestigious hospitals and CIOs that we are not only proud to call customers, but partners as well.

We partner with your healthcare team to deliver a complete wireless solution. Our rigorous RF engineering process for building-specific wireless deployments has achieved a 100% first-time acceptance on every project, while our comprehensive range of professional services, including successful integration with wireless service providers such as AT&T and Verizon, and long-term network performance monitoring and maintenance ensure the lifecycle of your wireless deployment.

Our healthcare clients consistently achieve mission-critical wireless results, such as 100% staff mobility at El Camino Hospital, and improved nursing efficiency with a 4x increase in floor space at VCU Medical Center. Carilion Health System was able to deploy EPIC electronic medical records and 30 applications on over 2,000 devices, while UMC Southern Nevada continues to support more than 1,500 staff members while achieving a 70% reduction in wireless support hours.