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Enterprise Networks Case Study: Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist

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Houston Methodist, a leading healthcare center in Texas with more than 8.5 million square feet and 1600 beds, deployed a wireless network to change the way it delivers care to patients.

Challenge

Houston Methodist sought a way to deliver high-definition video and stills at bedside. It also needed to efficiently manage its growing wireless traffic.

Solution

An 802.11ac network provides Gigabit Ethernet speed for a range of wireless devices for staff, patients, and families.

Results

Equipment for diagnostic, monitoring, and other purposes operates wirelessly, including mobile imaging systems, electrocardiogram carts, glucose monitors, infusion pumps, and scanners. Voice- and video-equipped robots allow physicians to make daily rounds, virtually if not actually face to face with patients, wherever they or their patients happen to be.

A high-performing Wi-Fi network inspires both more confidence in wireless healthcare tools and broader, more intensive use of those tools.
- Armand Stansel
Director of IT Infrastructure Services
Houston Methodist