DULUTH, GA--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - Connectivity Wireless Solutions, a nationwide leader in in-building wireless solutions, today announced the achievement of a major milestone by deploying distributed antenna systems (DAS) to expand in-building wireless coverage and capacity to 15 facilities, covering more than 20 million square feet of space in hospitals and healthcare settings in year to date 2012.
"According to Manhattan Research, 81 percent of physicians own a smartphone and 62 percent own a tablet computer," said Bryce Bregen, vice president of sales and marketing of Connectivity Wireless Solutions. "Increased wireless data usage is continuing to drive demand for capacity and coverage solutions in the healthcare setting, and as a result, demand for in-building wireless solutions such as distributed antenna systems."
According to HIMSS, mHealth is the rapidly growing practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices. Hospitals and healthcare facilities are adopting mobile health strategies such as:
Point of care delivery and workflow enhancements
Access to patient records and delivery of test results
Smartphones and augmentation of VoIP communications
Telemetry and wireless IV pumps
Connectivity to health information exchanges (HIE) and other care providers
Mobile medication management and prescription information
Remote monitoring and diagnostics
Engagement between consumers and care providers
Access to health disparate populations via telemedicine
David Hartin, vice president of RF solutions at Connectivity Wireless Solutions adds, "We see the government mandates for adoption of electronic health records (EHR) as a precursor driving adoption of mobile health applications to care providers and patients alike. The more electronic and mobile we become, the higher the capacity and coverage demands on our cellular wireless networks. The wireless carriers are already mobilizing for 4G/LTE in preparation for the continued rise in wireless data usage. It's just a matter of time and many healthcare facilities are prudent to be taking steps now to prepare for their wireless data needs."
ABOUT CONNECTIVITY WIRELESS SOLUTIONS
Connectivity Wireless Solutions is a leading nationwide provider of in-building wireless solutions that has implemented over 2,000 distributed antenna system (DAS) networks and wireless data solutions across 49 states. The company's DAS solutions deliver reliable cell phone, data and multimedia services for any indoor wireless application, including in hospitality, healthcare, commercial business, government and higher education, airports, athletic stadiums and other public venue environments. As a best-in-class turnkey solution provider, Connectivity handles design, implementation, carrier coordination and integration, and ongoing maintenance and support, so that clients can focus on their core business. The in-building wireless services are backed by 24/7 service and support, and a team with more than 300 years of combined industry-certified expertise in wireless and RF engineering. The company employs 100 people from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia; and regional offices in Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Frederick, Maryland; Charlotte, NC; and other field offices throughout the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.connectivitywireless.com.
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