The healthcare industry has lagged behind other industry sectors in adopting wireless technologies. Is the problem one of functionality, reliability or suitability to the required tasks? Or, is it simply the conservative nature of healthcare, where a solution must be of proven value and unassail-able virtue before investments are made and policies are changed. This paper examines the characteristics of wireless mobility solutions and considers how effectively these solutions meet healthcare industry requirements.
This paper reviews the following key issues surrounding the selection and adoption of a wireless solution within the healthcare industry:
•Privacy and regulations
•Improving patient safety
•Enhancing information access