Chung Shan Medical University Hospital Employs Cisco Next-Generation Wireless Solutions to Build Mobile Medical-Grade Network
TAIPEI, Taiwan - April 23, 2010 - Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, one of Taiwan's leading health care providers, has built a mobile medical-information system using the Cisco® Unified Wireless Network with next-generation wireless solutions. The medical-grade network utilizes 802.11n wireless technology to enable Chung Shan to run bandwidth-intensive multimedia-rich applications and services in a highly secure environment.
The mobile medical-information system is a milestone in Chung Shan's vision to harness technology for humanity and enable the hospital to be a pioneer in the next wave of health care in Taiwan. The hospital plans to add even more services and applications onto the wireless network.
- Chung Shan's wireless network connects more than 800 nurses and 70 medical carts, allowing the staff to rapidly transfer and access high volumes of image-rich medical data such as X-rays and patient records.
- The nurses use the network to relay live and synchronized information at the nursing station and ward areas, using high-resolution digital images to confirm medicines and dosages, lowering error rates and raising the quality of patient care.
- The mobile medical-information system monitors the inventory in the nursing carts, enabling administrators to control the medical supplies as well as anticipate shortages in inventory.
"The integration of advanced technology and humanity will definitely change the medical industry in Taiwan. The mobile medical-information system is only our first step. With the deployment of Cisco's innovative technology, we will include more applications to become a leader in the next wave of health care in Taiwan," said Dr. Chih-Jen Tseng, vice president of Chung Shan Medical University Hospital.
"We selected Cisco's next- generation 802.11n wireless technology after a six-month evaluation process. The new wireless network provides transmission speeds of up to 300 megabits per second and also addresses the severe performance issues that we faced with our previous system," said Pei-Ran Sun, chief information officer, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital.
"We are delighted to be able to deliver a solution that addresses a serious issue. Reliability and security cannot be emphasized enough in health care, where we're not just looking at loss of business but loss of life if the technology fails. Cisco's medical-grade networking solutions provide health care providers such as Chung Shan Medical University Hospital with peace of mind in addition to providing them with a platform to elevate patient-care to new heights," said C.H. Wu, country manager, Cisco Taiwan.
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