Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare organizations face a number of challenges as they seek to continuously improve patient care:
• Growing demand for care: in the developed world, an aging population requires more care-giving resources than ever before. Around the world, healthcare organizations are challenged to maximize the effectiveness of their facilities and staff to meet the demand for care.
• Caregiver shortages: an acute shortage of primary care and nursing providers is expected to become worse. For example, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a 12% shortage of full-time registered nurses in 2010 is expected to escalate to 29% by 2020. At the
same time, the Journal of the American Medical Association reports a steady decline in the number of U.S. medical student graduates choosing primary care. Increasing efficiency is a primary objective for healthcare providers today.
• Rising costs: costs continue to rise for labor, supplies, medications, medical devices, and other essentials. At the same time, hospitals need to provide advanced medical equipment and treatment protocols to attract patients, specialists, and skilled care-givers. Technology plays an increasingly critical role in improving efficiency and reducing costs.
This Meru Networks white paper looks at:
• Mobility is critical to quality care
• Choosing the right wireless network
• The best user experience improves productivity
• Reliable high performance—no matter what
• Built-in security helps enforce compliance policies
• Simple to deploy and manage
• Service assurance delivers peace of mind
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