"Our care giving staff has so much more mobility now," said
The Meru Wi-Fi network blankets Maple Knoll's campus, which includes independent living villas and apartments, assisted living facilities, a skilled nursing facility, a wellness center, a rehabilitation center, a Montessori childcare center and a hospice center. The wireless LAN supports Maple Knoll's electronic medical records and nurse call systems, patient location tracking system, IP phone systems and business operations. Wi-Fi is a valued amenity for the residents, too. Residents can use their tablets and laptops anywhere from the gardens to their living rooms to stay in touch with friends and family, check social media sites, watch movies and stay informed.
The Meru 'Uninterrupted Care Network'
Meru's Uninterrupted Care Network (UCN™) enables IT departments to create separate Wi-Fi channel layers. This allows hospitals to offer the benefits of mobility for Wi-Fi enabled "Life Critical" devices such as telemetry and to help ensure reliable connectivity for those devices on their own dedicated wireless channel layers.
Three Layers of UCN Life Critical: One set of wireless channels can be dedicated for life critical applications and devices like smart infusion pumps and Wi-Fi enabled telemetry devices and for carrying wireless traffic only associated with these applications. Centralized monitoring conducted by Wi-Fi enabled devices is not only designed to improve clinician productivity, but may also help hospital in improving patient safety. Mission Critical: A second channel layer can be dedicated for "Mission Critical" applications and devices to provide reliable connectivity and QoS for mobile enterprise applications such as EMR, VoIP,
"The Meru Uninterrupted Care Network empowers healthcare providers to improve patient safety, increase staff productivity, and ensure resident satisfaction," said
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