“On the surface, the announcement by Sarasota-based Voalte Inc. that it would put its iPhone communications system into an Indiana hospital sounded like more of the same,” Michael Pollick reports for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
“Parkview General in Fort Wayne is the fifth hospital client for Voalte, which uses the iPhone’s Wi-Fi platform to pull together medical alarms, text and voice messages into one device a nurse can use from anywhere in the building,” Pollick reports. “But Parkview is not any old hospital. It is part of a forward-looking, eight-hospital chain that already has chosen to partner with a strong new contender in the enterprise Wi-Fi field, Meru Networks. Parkview already had commissioned Meru to equip all eight hospitals with industrial-strength Wi-Fi.”
Pollick reports, “Parkview brought Voalte (pronounced volt) to the attention of Meru, which has 350 health care clients, not only hospitals but nursing and assisted-living centers. ‘Anywhere we offer wireless networks, which is all our locations, we have Meru wireless in there,’ said Ron Double, chief information officer for Parkview Health, ‘because you can’t afford to be down.'”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “WetFX” for the heads up.]