Hospitals and secure wi-fi access

 

Hospitals and secure wi-fi access

Nice to see an article in Information Week on wi-fi rollout in hospital settings. Columbus Regional Healthcare system have gone down the road of allowing hospital workers to use their own devices provided they are first registered with the computer department. Security software is loaded onto the devices which ensures compliance with internal as well as federal security measures such as HIPAA.

With more than 100 access points in patient areas, and dozens more accessible in lounges, conference centres and other office settings, it seems like a terrific model for others to follow. Would be nice to hear of some of the upkeep and maintenance issues associated with it however…

 

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