MobileAccess and GE Healthcare Announce Availability of Innovative Solution for Supporting Wireless Medical Telemetry; Offering Gives Hospitals One Infrastructure for all Wireless Services.VIENNA, Va. -- MobileAccess Networks, an enterprise wireless innovator, and GE Healthcare GE Healthcare is a $18 billion (USD) unit of General Electric (GE). It employs more than 46,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. GE Healthcare is the first GE business segment headquartered outside the United States. announced today the availability of Wireless Medical Telemetry telemetry
Highly automated communications process by which data are collected from instruments located at remote or inaccessible points and transmitted to receiving equipment for measurement, monitoring, display, and recording. Service (WMTS WMTS Wireless Medical Telemetry Service
WMTS Wireless Modem Termination System
WMTS Wireless Message Transfer System (Vyyo) ) on GE's Enterprise Access solution. Developed to help hospitals seamlessly bring their entire portfolio of wireless services and applications together on a single infrastructure, GE's Enterprise Access enables healthcare organizations to harness the power of next-generation wireless computing throughout their facilities.
MobileAccess and GE have co-developed a WMTS solution that enables hospitals to operate GE's ApexPro(R) CH wireless telemetry patient monitoring directly over Enterprise Access. With ApexPro CH wireless telemetry integrated into the Enterprise Access solution, hospitals have a unique opportunity to deploy telemetry on the same infrastructure as their other wireless services and applications.
"Enterprise Access ensures that hospitals are able to seamlessly and cost effectively deploy a wireless network capable of supporting not only voice communications and data applications, but also wireless healthcare applications," said David Ataide, vice president and general manager of GE Healthcare's Monitoring Solutions business. "Wireless telemetry is an increasingly critical element of caregiver care·giv·er
1. An individual, such as a physician, nurse, or social worker, who assists in the identification, prevention, or treatment of an illness or disability.
2. productivity and patient care. By extending WMTS support to GE's Enterprise Access solution, GE Healthcare is helping to make the hospital of the future a reality today."
In hospitals, communication is fundamental to decision making. With Enterprise Access, hospitals no longer need to install parallel, standalone stand·a·lone
Self-contained and usually independently operating: a standalone computer terminal. infrastructures to support their clinical workflows. Combining the strength of MobileAccess technology and GE's broad portfolio of wireless clinical products, GE's Enterprise Access provides healthcare organizations a multi-use, highly-adaptive and easily-maintained wireless solution that extends voice and data application access throughout the hospital enterprise, regardless of the wireless device used. This enables medical teams to deliver increased clinical and information technology productivity through improved communication across the entire campus.
"Today, wireless is more than just a communications and information sharing See data conferencing. tool, it's also an increasingly important part of quality care and the overall patient experience," said Ataide. "Whether enabling hospital personnel to review patients' medical records on a wireless laptop as they move throughout a facility, or allowing physicians to view real-time patient data on a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). or Tablet PC (1) A tablet computer environment from Microsoft that is based on an enhanced version of Windows XP. Designed to function more like a portable writing tablet than previous tablet-based computers, it includes handwriting recognition as well as the ability to retain handwritten words no matter where they are, Enterprise Access is changing the face of healthcare. The availability of ApexPro CH wireless telemetry on GE's Enterprise Access provides hospitals with a unified approach to wireless communication and productive workflow."
Leveraging MobileAccess' Wire-it-Once(TM) technology, Enterprise Access can accommodate virtually all of a hospital's wireless needs on a single infrastructure while giving them the flexibility to easily and cost-effectively add services and expand coverage as their wireless requirements evolve. In addition to this new telemetry capability, Enterprise Access enables the full range of other wireless services that hospitals use, including 802.11 a/b/g with encryption The reversible transformation of data from the original (the plaintext) to a difficult-to-interpret format (the ciphertext) as a mechanism for protecting its confidentiality, integrity and sometimes its authenticity. Encryption uses an encryption algorithm and one or more encryption keys. , Voice over IP, two-way radio A voice network that provides an always-on connection enabling the user to just "push the button and talk." Also called "dispatch radio," two-way radio has traditionally been used by police, fire, taxi and other mobile fleets. , cellular, Wi-Fi, paging, public safety radio, PCS (1) (Personal Communications Services) Refers to wireless services that emerged after the U.S. government auctioned commercial licenses in 1994 and 1995. This radio spectrum in the 1. calls and fire/safety communications.
About MobileAccess Networks
MobileAccess Networks (www.mobileaccess.com) is an enterprise wireless innovator that provides a universal platform for connecting the people and applications that drive business. The company's intelligent infrastructure is the cornerstone for the rapidly evolving wireless workplace. With unmatched technology and expertise, MobileAccess takes the risk out of going wireless. The MobileAccess Universal Wireless Network, which has been deployed in more than 1000 hospitals, enterprises, public venues and other large-scale facilities, delivers business-quality performance, scalability, security and reliability. It also enables customers to leverage their wireless devices (cell phones, BlackBerry blackberry, name for several species of thorny plants of the genus Rubus of the family Rosaceae (rose family). See bramble.
blackberry devices, PDAs, laptops, 2-way radios) and applications wherever necessary to conduct their business more efficiently and cost effectively.
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, performance improvement, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping clinicians around the world re-imagine new ways to predict, diagnose, inform and treat disease, so their patients can live their lives to the fullest.
GE Healthcare's broad range of products and services enable healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases Noun 1. neurological disease - a disorder of the nervous system
nervous disorder, neurological disorder
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; , and other conditions earlier. Our vision for the future is to enable a new "early health" model of care focused on earlier diagnosis, pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease prevention.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $15 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 43,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.