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Hacking Wireless Access Points by Jennifer Kurtz

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Chapter 6

WAPs in Medical Environments

Abstract

Estimates about the size of the global wireless electronic health record (EHR) market underscore the importance of wireless access points in medical practice: about $11.2 billion in 2013 and projected to at least double by 2018. Several forces combine to make wireless technology especially prevalent in medical facilities: cost, inconvenience, and environmental burden (e.g., construction dust, noise, repair work) of implementing or upgrading wired networks; the desire for on-demand, real-time patient information (e.g., EHRs or patient readings); and the use of sensors, medical devices, and building automation solutions. Medical device manufacturers are not compelled at this time to comply with the ...

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