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Running head: ST. LUKE'S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 1 ST. LUKE'S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM Case Study Deborah Stovall CIS505: Communication Technologies Professor Dr. Mark Cohen August 29, 2020
ST. LUKE'S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 2 I. Assess the probable difficulties of the St. Luke’s IT executives’ view of wireless networking as a key lever in their quest to increase clinician productivity and improved patient care. According to the case analysis, it is evident that the St Luke's Care System seem to be having various health care institutions/facilities that use WLANs or rather the wireless local area networks as part of their mobile technology use. Technologically, the wireless networks system is usually essential for communication. In this situation, the WLANs allow the facility to provide adequate services daily without hiccups (Randazzesse, 2004). The application, which is usually in a wireless form, helps the facility diagnose its patients on time, monitor their progress, especially during treatment, and provide the patients with an updated prescription in case of need ( NetMotion Wireless, 2013). Apart from that, it assists the facility during case management, blood management applications, and other critical service delivery applications vital within the industry. A significant issue that the facility's IT executives face is the primary care units' issue. Running hard wires within this unit would mean shifting critical parts of the building, including the ceiling panels ( NetMotion Wireless, 2013). Setting wires through the walls or redirecting the ceiling panels would stir up microbes and dust. In case this happens, the possibility of microbes and dust posing a danger to the patients within the Critical care units remains high. Wireless networks and devices within the facility are also essential to case management within the facility. Here, it is evident that the system and appliances are instrumental in allowing for real-time information access (Randazzesse, 2004). In the end, it allows for an increased patient care level. Apart from that, it fronts for timely patient discharge from the facility. In this case, it limits the discharge process's difficulty since the facility would be having all the needed
ST. LUKE'S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 3 information in case of a patient's discharge. Previously, the facility used to struggle to gain access to a patient's health information and files. Therefore, it always took longer for the healthcare facility to find solutions during admittances at the facility. It has also allowed patients to get faster services during meals (Randazzesse, 2004). Patients can now order meals swiftly within time or instead before cut off time. Apart from prompt meal eating time, the wireless system makes it easy for the dietitians to monitor aspects such as patient's meal restrictions, tube feeding data, and supplements ( NetMotion Wireless, 2013). Through the wireless network, doctors at the facility can ensure the patients can get everything they might need in nutrition and dieting. The

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