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Report: VA to Roll Out Patient Wi-Fi Network

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The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to install patient wireless systems in all 152 of its hospitals, according to NextGov.

Michael Lay, service delivery director for VA’s Southern and Midwest regionaoperations, told NextGov the agency aims to implement a nationwide patient Wi-Fi system.

The VA started a procurement this week to install a Wi-Fi network in its Augusta, Ga. hospital.

The hospital issued a solicitation Jan. 5 and aims to have its patient Wi-Fi system in place 90 days after it awards the contract, according to NextGov.

The system would will allow between 400 and 500 access points, depending on hospital size, to medical system information and applications.

The new Wi-Fi system will act as a separate network from the Wi-Fi already in place for patients and visitors to use.

According to NextGov, the system would ensure patients receive the correct medications and dosage at the right time.

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