Home / Technology / Report: VA to Roll Out Patient Wi-Fi Network

Report: VA to Roll Out Patient Wi-Fi Network

Photo: NIST.gov

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.

Check Also

Navy Expects USS Gerald R. Ford’s Advanced Arresting Gear Ready in 2019

The U.S. Navy aims to begin the expansion of aircrafts that can be launched and recovered from the next-generation aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford by end of 2019, USNI News reported Wednesday. Commander Mehdi Akacem, Ford’s air boss, said the service awaits the launch and recovery bulletins needed to put the ship’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear in service. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *