Nortel Networks aids transition to wireless hospitals

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Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has implemented Nortel Networks wireless instant messaging (IM) and presence technologies to enable the radiology department access from anywhere in the hospital’s 120-acre campus.

Nortel Healthcare Solutions said it provided Baylor doctors with IM to send wireless orders for x-rays and medical images to radiology technicians, who carry BlackBerry devices from Research In Motion, a wireless communications manufacturer based in Waterloo, Ontario.
The Toronto-based Nortel reported that its unified communications software also helps to transmit the location of a patient waiting for an x-ray and the severity of the need for the exam.