Siemens and Dräger Medical extend partnership for hospital systems
24 November 2005
London, UK. Siemens Communications has extended an agreement to
support Dräger Medical's Infinity OneNet technology in hospitals. Siemens
Communications is a certified solutions partner for Infinity OneNet,
providing expertise in wireless network planning and customer service to
hospitals that implement this new technology. Dräger Medical will provide
its in-depth clinical experience in patient monitoring and clinical
applications for the acute point of care.
Using the latest Wi-Fi WLAN technology, it will allow increased patient
mobility while at the same time ensuring network stability. The result will
be a wireless hospital infrastructure through which doctors and nursing
staff have access to both clinical applications and real time patient
monitoring data at any time, enterprise-wide.
The cooperation will enable hospitals to develop integrated solutions.
For example, using Infinity Gateway technology, alarms triggered by a
patient monitor could be automatically routed through the hospital network
using the intelligence built into the nurse call system — delivering the
message directly to the most appropriate caregiver who can provide the
quickest response to the emergency.
When combined with other wireless technology such as wireless Voice over
IP (WVoIP), Infinity OneNet can help hospitals make day-to-day work more
efficient. For example, hospitals can use the solution to directly connect
caregivers to patients and to each other. As a result, time-consuming trips
to other wards in order to check medical records or patient requests become
a thing of the past. Hospital staff can now access relevant patient
information from wherever they happen to be on duty.
With WLAN technology from Siemens Communications, doctors and nurses are
no longer restricted to a single ward PC or telephone for tasks such as
calling up patient data. Instead, hospital personnel can now communicate by
wireless connections anywhere on hospital grounds using a WLAN IP telephone,
PDA, or notebook with talk/listen functionality.