Hospital chain implemented secure wireless networking: 10 percent of doctors use it: Last year, Partners Healthcare System, a hospital operator, added wireless access to its patient systems. Today, 10 percent of doctors use the secure system to access information as they roam. Doctors can immediately place pharmacy orders, among other features.
I continue to hear that hospitals need wireless networks (with robust security) more than practically any other operation. You have many employees who are never at a desk, who have extremely time-critical tasks in which information can be a key to life and death or at least the difference between great care and good care. Many companies have targeted the medical market, and we should see more innovation and more interesting integration appearing over time, like Vocera's communicator badge.