Wi-Fi® connects providers with patients across a variety of environments
Already widely deployed for traditional networking throughout the healthcare vertical, Wi-Fi is driving improvements in the flexibility and efficiency of clinical services in healthcare environments. The industry is poised for 15% growth for the next five years in IoT related healthcare device shipments1. Additionally, the healthcare data analytics market alone is expected to grow to $68 billion by 20202, with other key growth areas identified as artificial intelligence (AI), wearables, and mobile health (mHealth). The stage is set for a new era of connected healthcare, both in and outside hospital environments.
Wi-Fi is well suited to these dynamic environments because it is one of the most trusted, ubiquitous wireless technologies offering high performance connectivity, government-grade WPA3™ security, and support for legacy devices. Beyond hospitals and clinical settings, Wi-Fi also offers a solution to the growing personal health and fitness market.
Wi-Fi helps healthcare IT managers meet the growing connectivity demands presented by both healthcare staff and patients and their families. As the number of Wi-Fi devices connecting to healthcare networks grows, use of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ equipment helps ensure widespread interoperability and a positive user experience.
A continuous roadmap of advancements brings new capabilities to healthcare
The latest version of Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6, offers healthcare facilities a significant increase in coverage, capacity, and efficiency without sacrificing core competencies like interoperability, security and ease of use. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED devices are backward compatible, so newer devices will seamlessly interoperate with current devices.
Key features of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 focus on enabling Wi-Fi networks to efficiently handle dense environments with hundreds or thousands of devices requiring connectivity simultaneously. From guest devices in a waiting room to smaller monitoring devices to bandwidth intensive imaging needs, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 networks can serve all types of users efficiently and effectively.
1 ABI Research, 2019
2 Frost & Sullivan, 2019