Telehealth and Wifi 6E

The future of healthcare is here
and WiFi 6E is accelerating its advancement

Healthcare IT professionals are trying to improve the support of their wireless networks. This is a complex landscape that sees new types of devices constantly being introduced, including guest devices, tele-medicine consoles and connected healthcare equipment. There are also sensors and other technologies. The proliferation of devices is causing a dramatic rise in data transfer rates and attached rates.

It takes careful planning and smart spectrum management to successfully operate a wireless network in such an environment. You also need the right tools to combat interference and improve network performance. WiFi 6E is the answer to many industry questions. It adds spectrum to the 6GHz band, which will allow for growing wireless requirements.

Let’s take a more in-depth look:

Telehealth and Telemedicine

During the pandemic, doctors began to use video conferencing as a way to communicate with their patients. Video conferencing has become a popular method of communication between doctors and patients. It saves time for healthcare facilities and money for patients.

This increases bandwidth demand. You can see the strain it causes on the network when you add the requirement for high definition. Wi-Fi 6E allows compatible video conferencing devices (phones, laptops and XR) to take advantage of the clear spectrum and higher bandwidth. This allows seamless conferencing with patients while not increasing congestion on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. WPA3 encryption is standard on WiFi 6E. It’s stronger than WPA2, and provides greater security and compliance to HIPPA and other privacy regulations. It is loved by security teams!

IoT and Internet of Things

Most wireless IoT devices run Wi-Fi 5 at best. If you have thousands of these devices, it can crowd the channels and slow down the wireless spectrum. This can lead to less than pleasant experiences for everyone.

Healthcare is also seeing wireless devices become more common. Equipment like MRI and X-Ray machines connect to the Wi-Fi network, transferring several gigabytes at a given time. These new uses, along with more standard traffic, are forcing healthcare organizations to explore ways to improve their wireless capabilities. Many organizations are switching to Wi-Fi 6E, putting the most important devices on the band. This includes equipment like laptops, smartphones, and tablets. It is a way to maximize hybrid work and employee experience with latency sensitive apps.

Wi-Fi 6E provides clear channels and spectrum, which almost eliminates interference from co-channels. It also adds more bandwidth and throughput to maximize performance. It frees up spectrum, channels and gives IoT devices better performance at lower frequencies.

Wi-Fi networks

Patients need access to information. Patients want to be able to search for details about their diagnosis and medication, confirm important appointments details, or just relieve boredom in the waiting area. Although healthcare systems have been aware of this need for years, they have not always provided great wireless access.

Patients and visitors face many challenges when it comes to wireless on-boarding. Many healthcare providers have adopted Open Roaming to provide seamless, secure and automatic Wi-Fi access. This creates new network capacity problems due to the increase in Wi-Fi devices and increased data usage.

Wi-Fi 6E, which uses the 6GHz band as its frequency, is a great benefit to those who have compatible devices. By providing clean spectrum and faster speeds, it solves congestion. It also reduces strain on the 5 and 2.4 GHz bands. Wireless is better for everyone because it spreads devices across all three bands.

Cloud Phone systems 

Smart IP phones are used by many healthcare professionals to provide more than just voice calls. They are used by caregivers to video chat, view medical images, interact with medical devices, track their location, and much more. These phones connect to Wi-Fi primarily and require clean spectrum to get the best results. Compatible devices and Wi-Fi 6E networks give healthcare staff the power to access mission critical applications while they are moving about and caring for patients.

Automation

The popularity of Wi-Fi enabled automated robot greetings in emergency rooms is increasing. They are able to quickly triage patients and help them to get to the right place. While patients wait to see a doctor, he or she can interview them and get a general picture of their condition. It is possible to do this remotely. Doctors, nurses, and front-office workers don’t even have to be present in the building. This can speed up healthcare and help prioritize patients. It can also save lives.

In the not too distant future, robots may also perform medical procedures remotely. These applications require Wi-Fi 6E to provide deterministic wireless capabilities, reliability and speed, security, and all this can be achieved with Wi-Fi 6E.

Proceeding with new ideas path 

These are just a few of the many use cases healthcare organizations want to be a part of. Although it doesn’t cover all of healthcare organizations, it provides a clear picture of some of their challenges and how Wi-Fi 6E can help them meet those goals.

We will continue to see more wireless devices joining these networks as we progress. Wi-Fi 6E can help to alleviate some of these problems, but there are still new challenges. Cisco Systems is leading the industry in innovation and establishing standards for future wireless capabilities. SLA-based Wi-Fi to provide near zero latency, enterprise multi-link operation to support roaming and Multi-AP coordination for SLA assurance. We also continue to innovate with our partner device ecosystem partners to provide fast, reliable and stable connectivity.

Telehealth and Wifi 6E

The future of healthcare is here
and WiFi 6E is accelerating its advancement

Healthcare IT professionals are trying to improve the support of their wireless networks. This is a complex landscape that sees new types of devices constantly being introduced, including guest devices, tele-medicine consoles and connected healthcare equipment. There are also sensors and other technologies. The proliferation of devices is causing a dramatic rise in data transfer rates and attached rates.

It takes careful planning and smart spectrum management to successfully operate a wireless network in such an environment. You also need the right tools to combat interference and improve network performance. WiFi 6E is the answer to many industry questions. It adds spectrum to the 6GHz band, which will allow for growing wireless requirements.

Let’s take a more in-depth look:

Telehealth and Telemedicine

During the pandemic, doctors began to use video conferencing as a way to communicate with their patients. Video conferencing has become a popular method of communication between doctors and patients. It saves time for healthcare facilities and money for patients.

This increases bandwidth demand. You can see the strain it causes on the network when you add the requirement for high definition. Wi-Fi 6E allows compatible video conferencing devices (phones, laptops and XR) to take advantage of the clear spectrum and higher bandwidth. This allows seamless conferencing with patients while not increasing congestion on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. WPA3 encryption is standard on WiFi 6E. It’s stronger than WPA2, and provides greater security and compliance to HIPPA and other privacy regulations. It is loved by security teams!

IoT and Internet of Things

Most wireless IoT devices run Wi-Fi 5 at best. If you have thousands of these devices, it can crowd the channels and slow down the wireless spectrum. This can lead to less than pleasant experiences for everyone.

Healthcare is also seeing wireless devices become more common. Equipment like MRI and X-Ray machines connect to the Wi-Fi network, transferring several gigabytes at a given time. These new uses, along with more standard traffic, are forcing healthcare organizations to explore ways to improve their wireless capabilities. Many organizations are switching to Wi-Fi 6E, putting the most important devices on the band. This includes equipment like laptops, smartphones, and tablets. It is a way to maximize hybrid work and employee experience with latency sensitive apps.

Wi-Fi 6E provides clear channels and spectrum, which almost eliminates interference from co-channels. It also adds more bandwidth and throughput to maximize performance. It frees up spectrum, channels and gives IoT devices better performance at lower frequencies.

Wi-Fi networks

Patients need access to information. Patients want to be able to search for details about their diagnosis and medication, confirm important appointments details, or just relieve boredom in the waiting area. Although healthcare systems have been aware of this need for years, they have not always provided great wireless access.

Patients and visitors face many challenges when it comes to wireless on-boarding. Many healthcare providers have adopted Open Roaming to provide seamless, secure and automatic Wi-Fi access. This creates new network capacity problems due to the increase in Wi-Fi devices and increased data usage.

Wi-Fi 6E, which uses the 6GHz band as its frequency, is a great benefit to those who have compatible devices. By providing clean spectrum and faster speeds, it solves congestion. It also reduces strain on the 5 and 2.4 GHz bands. Wireless is better for everyone because it spreads devices across all three bands.

Cloud Phone systems 

Smart IP phones are used by many healthcare professionals to provide more than just voice calls. They are used by caregivers to video chat, view medical images, interact with medical devices, track their location, and much more. These phones connect to Wi-Fi primarily and require clean spectrum to get the best results. Compatible devices and Wi-Fi 6E networks give healthcare staff the power to access mission critical applications while they are moving about and caring for patients.

Automation

The popularity of Wi-Fi enabled automated robot greetings in emergency rooms is increasing. They are able to quickly triage patients and help them to get to the right place. While patients wait to see a doctor, he or she can interview them and get a general picture of their condition. It is possible to do this remotely. Doctors, nurses, and front-office workers don’t even have to be present in the building. This can speed up healthcare and help prioritize patients. It can also save lives.

In the not too distant future, robots may also perform medical procedures remotely. These applications require Wi-Fi 6E to provide deterministic wireless capabilities, reliability and speed, security, and all this can be achieved with Wi-Fi 6E.

Proceeding with new ideas path 

These are just a few of the many use cases healthcare organizations want to be a part of. Although it doesn’t cover all of healthcare organizations, it provides a clear picture of some of their challenges and how Wi-Fi 6E can help them meet those goals.

We will continue to see more wireless devices joining these networks as we progress. Wi-Fi 6E can help to alleviate some of these problems, but there are still new challenges. Cisco Systems is leading the industry in innovation and establishing standards for future wireless capabilities. SLA-based Wi-Fi to provide near zero latency, enterprise multi-link operation to support roaming and Multi-AP coordination for SLA assurance. We also continue to innovate with our partner device ecosystem partners to provide fast, reliable and stable connectivity.