New California hospital goes wireless with InnerWireless

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El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., will deploy InnerWireless’ Horizon in its new 300-bed hospital for wireless connectivity and coverage for mission- and life-critical applications.

Horizon converges WWAN and WLAN services including cellular/PCS, 802.11 a/b/g/n, WMTS, pagers and two-way radios, according to the Richardson, Texas-based company.  Horizon also keeps mobile staff and clinicians connected to the hospital’s main HIS.

InnerWireless said that El Camino Hospital’s wireless ecosystem will initially include 802.11 a/b/g and cellular connectivity, with the ability to add other services, such as wireless medical telemetry, clinical carts, laptops, tablet PCs, pagers and two-way radios.

El Camino plans to open the 460,000-square-foot facility in the second half of 2009. The new 300-bed, five-level facility will include an emergency department with 36 beds and a 10-bed observation unit, 16 operating/interventional treatment rooms and a conference center.