As 4G wireless Internet technology has spread nationwide, IT decision makers have been looking at it for more than just data for their smart phones and tablets.
As residents and their guests become more tech savvy, high speed Internet is becoming a necessity in any senior living community. Long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) providers across the country are moving to install guest/resident wireless solutions and dedicated Internet bandwidth to meet the high demands of social and streaming media. For residents with family out of town, a strong Internet connection is vital for staying in touch via social streaming apps such as Skype and FaceTime.
As the post-acute care industry grows increasingly digital, the demand for network equipment to create highly available, highly connected environments is exploding. While it may be tempting to save a few bucks by installing off-the-shelf network equipment from a local computer superstore, here are four reasons why that’s a really bad idea in healthcare.