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Is patient care being disrupted by poor cellular service?

Posted by Green Mountain on June 12,2014

In today’s healthcare industry, doctors, nurses, and staff are relying more and more on the ability to efficiently and securely access and deliver patient data through wireless networks. If the cellular connection in your hospital cuts out or experiences weak spots and dead zones, your medical staff may not be able to send or receive critical communications. Various industry estimates report that 80% of mobile device use occurs indoors. It's no surprise that poor coverage in your facility could be affecting efficiency, productivity, and the wellbeing of your patients.

The demand for high-speed cellular and wireless connectivity has increased the need for hospitals to deliver faster, more reliable data to keep up with traffic on their networks. Unfortunately, many hospitals are finding that Wi-Fi networks alone are no longer meeting their needs in terms of secure and quick mobile data transfer. It’s time to put a stop to dropped calls and poor coverage with a DAS network that will keep your doctors, nurses, and staff connected throughout key locations inside your facility.

Increasingly, hospitals are implementing a DAS to ensure that the 4G coverage and capacity is available throughout their facilities. A DAS is a network of wireless connectivity that strategically places antennas throughout an area in order to spread connection through dead zones and increase network capacity. The antennas are physically connected to a central controller and can be active or passive, indoor or outdoor.

If any of the following scenarios are true for your hospital, you may want to consider upgrading to a DAS:

Lack of 4G LTE connection speeds is negatively impacting critical communications

Slow internet connections can disrupt critical communication by limiting when and how quickly information can be sent to other floors, departments, or facilities. A DAS delivers employees and patients the wireless connectivity needed to improve the efficiency and reliability of cellular coverage in-building.

You have a large or densely populated facility

If hundreds or thousands of people are simultaneously using your network for internet connection, you should consider installing a DAS for your facility. A DAS ensures a more reliable wireless connection and expands the capacity of your network, which can be bogged down by high user traffic.

Your building is a LEED rated energy efficient facility with dead spots that cell sites can’t reach

Dead spots can prevent employees from getting time-sensitive work done and critical information to its destination. The strategic placement of antennas in a DAS helps to alleviate this problem by sending a connection through dead zones and hard to reach areas of a facility.

You want to improve efficiency and connection speed via various wireless devices

Smartphones, tablets, and other personal mobile devices are being used more and more in hospitals for communication between floors, departments, and other facilities. To keep up with the demand needed as mobile data skyrockets, a DAS is a great solution to augment your network and keep up with heavy wireless traffic from a variety of devices.

Through a DAS, your hospital can improve quality, performance, data speed, and accessibility for employees and patients. When you upgrade to a DAS, dead zones will be reduced and mobile data and voice capacity will improve. Learn more about the benefits of a DAS for your hospital by calling (603) 717-7117.

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