This practical book introduces the benefits of wireless technology for the medical practice, and assists with the formulation and execution of an effective wireless strategy. Written by physicians and IT professionals, this book discusses the pros and cons of setting up a wireless network in your practice, and describes the components of a wireless operation, including the costs and benefits associated with those components.
Security and privacy issues of a wireless network are discussed, as well as the all-important topic of data backup. The book also includes the information you need to design, select, secure, and implement your wireless network, and guidance on maintaining and troubleshooting wireless connections. Real-life scenarios of wireless networks are provided. Case studies explore rebuilding medical practices after a natural disaster and implementing an EMR in the United Kingdom. Special features in the book include a hardware survey tool and a guide to acronyms used throughout the book.