Chapter 6

WAPs in Medical Environments


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 ...

Get Hacking Wireless Access Points now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.