Cisco assists mobility at the Mayo Clinic

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The Mayo Clinic has deployed Cisco’s Unified Wireless Network and other mobility applications to improve its patient care.

The network encompasses more than 3,000 Cisco access points, Cisco 4400 Series controllers and the Cisco Wireless Services Module for the Catalyst 6500; delivering  healthcare mobility applications to Mayo’s population of approximately 40,000 physicians, nurses and staff within its three U.S.-based campuses, according to the San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco.

The company also said that Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo will begin evaluating Cisco's 802.11n Aironet 1250 Series Access Points to enable a set of new mobility applications across its facilities.

In addition to wireless data access for its 5,000 mobile users, Mayo has equipped approximately 1,000 users with wireless voice-over IP phones, enabling better mobile collaboration between doctors, nurses and hospital staff, helping ensure that tasks like physician information entry can be accomplished in real time at a patient's bedside, according to Cisco.