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7SIGNAL Case Study: Akron Children’s Hospital

In 2011, hospital operations included 359 beds, 900 Cisco WLAN access points (APs), with over 800 Wi-Fi connected clients running critical applications such as IV-pumps, VoIP voice calls, Computers on Wheels, laptops, tablets and PDAs, access to electronic medical records and billing systems. Not to mention guest access from patients and visitors. The number of wireless devices used for medical and patient care purposes was expected to triple within two years and continue growing rapidly in the future.