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April 2018, Vol. 9, No. 2

Wireless networking technology helps craft IT modernization

Healthcare systems have undergone a transformation in the last decade, making greater strides to bring specialized care to patients who find themselves in hospitals or long-term facilities. That's part of the reason Schlegel Villages, with locations across Ont., Canada, refers to its long-term care and residential homes as neighborhoods or communities. Schlegel, with 4,800 employees across 19 communities, is also going through a technology transformation as it updates its wireless network technology to accommodate an electronic health record (EHR) implementation and more mobile devices at the point of care. This IT modernization plan includes 1,600 access points from Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and about 70 HPE switches so medical staff, residents and visitors will have Wi-Fi access at the communities from the moment they park their cars. The deployment is expected to be complete in mid-2018. When it's finished, all the healthcare teams throughout Schlegel will be able to use iPads and other Apple ...

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