Three hospitals go wireless with IBM services

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IBM Enterprise Mobility Services have been deployed at three healthcare facilities, delivering wireless communications and real-time access to patient records anywhere on the premises.

IBM’s hospital installs include:

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., a nonprofit, non-sectarian 601-bed hospital, has implemented a wireless communications platform used by all department managers, burn surgeons and emergency department physicians. Saint Barnabas also plans to expand to obstetrical residents, code team and anesthesia in the near future, and will add environmental services staff to improve turnover times in the operating room and food service staff, IBM said.

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), a 350-bed pediatric hospital in Melbourne, Australia, turned to IBM to deliver a mobile communications architecture that would allow clinicians to contact each other from anywhere in the hospital. IBM said it leveraged RCH’s existing wireless Cisco infrastructure.
  • Toronto East General Hospital, an urban, 500-bed community hospital in Ontario, has introduced a mobile communications network to the emergency department and continuing care department. The IBM solution included a combination of Cisco wireless communication devices from Vocera, and real-time event driven notification software network, from GlobeStar Systems.