Seamless digital treatment documentation means greater efficiency and treatment security for clinical processes: physicians can securely access electronic health records (EHR) and findings in hospital information systems (HIS), picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) or radiological information systems (RIS) from anywhere via tablet and Wi-Fi and record examination results digitally directly at the patient's bedside—without having to perform time-consuming and error-prone transfers of data by hand. WLAN infrastructures from LANCOM integrate mobile patient monitors just as securely and reliably, ensuring seamless monitoring of vital data at any and all times, even for telemetry patients.
By simply expanding the LANCOM WLAN infrastructure, clinics and hospitals can lay the foundations for highly efficient tracking services: Medical equipment, beds, wheelchairs—everything can be located with pinpoint accuracy via RTLS. Time-consuming searches are a thing of the past, redundant purchases of hospital equipment can be avoided. Capacity utilization is increased and assets are effectively protected against theft by geofencing. Even app-based patient routing or sensor-based IoT applications such as the monitoring of medicine cabinets become possible. More transparency in reserving rooms and equipment is made possible by mobile Wireless ePaper Displays, displaying current occupancy and reservation information.
Mobile phones are the first choice when it comes to fast internal hospital communication. These are networked with the hospital infrastructure via WLAN, providing nursing staff with access to telemetry data at any time and from anywhere while making possible phone calls (Voice over WLAN, VoWLAN) or triggering of alarms independently of a separate DECT infrastructure. Patients can also receive wristbands with integrated radio modules for identification, location, and triggering of alarms. Such modern location-based services (LBS) based on Bluetooth technology provide more security and at the same time ample freedom of movement for nursing care.
The medical network infrastructure from LANCOM also offers the basis for a wide range of digital patient services that make hospital stays more pleasant: From Wi-Fi hotspots and online food ordering via tablet and mobile phone to multimedia applications such as TV, streaming, music or telephony. Patient systems are integrated—while being securely separated from other applications—into the hospital's LANCOM infrastructure. By adding Bluetooth-based real-time positioning (RTLS), indoor navigation solutions can be implemented to quickly and securely guide patients through even large hospital complexes.
Hospitals must meet strict IT security requirements. With state-of-the-art encryption, authentication, network access control (NAC), virtualization, and UTM, LANCOM solutions effectively protect against unauthorized access and attacks from within and without. They ensure the availability, integrity, authenticity, and confidentiality of sensitive patient data and, as an element of risk management, offer maximum security. With data protection "made in Germany", LANCOM meets the high compliance requirements laid down in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) even in cloud-managed networks, while minimizing the risk of data protection breaches, fines, and risks to the reputation of the hospital.
A modern IT infrastructure makes it possible to exchange diagnostic findings, X-ray or CT images and other health information at multiple locations in real time, to obtain second opinions and to offer telemedical services. Via a securely encrypted VPN connection with physicians and rehabilitation centres, hospitals construct holistic, patient-oriented healthcare services, ensuring cost-efficient and high-quality treatment. Likewise, thanks to encrypted communication in emergency medicine, correct decisions can already be made at the scene of an accident by medical specialists via remote diagnostics—thus saving lives.
Network expertise and years of experience in the industry ensures that LANCOM customers in the healthcare sector receive perfectly tailored, secure, reliable, and future-proof solutions:
At Friederikenstift in Hanover, a hospital operated under the auspices of DIAKOVERE, a wirelesss network makes the electronic patient file an integral part of daily patient consultations, thus helping optimize processes. Updates are mapped in the database almost in real time and can be efficiently integrated into workflows. The staff in charge at DIAKOVERE rely on German network technology.
Alice Hospital in Darmstadt uses a modern wireless network for medical applications and patient hotspot. Around 120 WLAN access points supply a total of 19,000 square metres of space. Via the controller-based network, electronic patient records are integrated into the daily mobile patient consultations, mobile diagnostic equipment is seamlessly integrated into the hospital network while making a high-performance patient and visitor hotspot available.
Schüchtermann-Klinik, a hospital specializing in cardiovascular diseases located in Bad Rothenfelde, a suburb of Osnabrück, is optimizing its processes in all specialist departments based on mobile applications. IT managers are using a flexible and powerful WLAN to achieve this. The wireless network supports mobile patient monitoring and furnishes the WLAN hotspot while flexibly and securely integrating medical analysis devices into the network.
"The WLAN performs two very important functions to our complete satisfaction. Firstly, it is extremely reliable and, secondly, it can be expanded easily and quickly."
Markus Kociok, Head of IT Infrastructure at DIAKOVERE GmbH
"We benefit greatly from the top quality and reliability of all the network components used.
The whole system is superbly stable."
Dr. Michael Czaplik, Managing Director Docs in Clouds
"Hospitals also thrive on the recommendations of their patients. Thus, in addition to medical care, patient services also matter, and a reliable WLAN hotspot ensures a positive reaction on the part of patients."
Alexander Kern, Leiter IT-Management am Alice-Hospital
"Networking of the site helps us save costs, as a terminal server is only needed in the central administration in Bad Krozingen, which is securely accessed
by employees from all the buildings."
Dennis Rahneberg, Managing Director of aczepta Holding GmbH
"We are very satisfied with LANCOM Systems' professional hardware, and the network has not let us down so far."
Mark Nuijten, Head of IT and Automation at Hoogstraat Revalidatie
Our comprehensive LANCOM network and security portfolio guarantees a reliable, high-performance, and secure basis for the digitalization and future viability of your hospital IT.
With integrated Bluetooth and an open interface concept (APIs), WLAN infrastructures from LANCOM can be seamlessly expanded to include location-based services based on BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) beacons: Asset-tracking, in-house navigation, theft protection (geo-fencing) & IoT. The NAC solution (network access control) from our technology partner macmon has been certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and effectively secures access to IT and medical networks. You can also learn more about our validations and certifications from leading manufacturers such as Dräger, Philips Healthcare, ascom and Spectralink, confirming the secure interaction with solutions for vital data monitoring, telephony, and alarming. Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity solutions also make it possible to cover all aspects of application security, secure access to healthcare applications and protection of healthcare-related data.
As the only German manufacturer of network and security solutions, we offer our customers a unique, trustworthy basis for the digitalization of even the most sensitive processes. The latest standards, strict data protection, and the utmost in IT security are part of our DNA. Our consistent and resolute lifecycle management keeps networks state-of-the-art for years while protecting valuable investments over the long haul.
- The entire network (WLAN, LAN, WAN & UTM/firewall) from a single source
- Bluetooth for seamless integration of location-based services (LBS) and real-time location services (RTLS)
- Approval for use in the medical environment (EN 60 601-1-2)
- Data protection & IT security made in Germany
- Validated by Dräger, Philips, Ascom, macmon, Spectralink, and many more.
- Optional: highly automated, cloud-based management of the entire hospital network