Hospitals are some of the most challenging places in which to install wireless networks. Demand for such networks, however, continues to rise, as patients, their families and guests depend on the Internet for entertainment, research and to communicate with loved ones.
Last fall, the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded contracts to RESOLUTE Partners to provide Wi-Fi Internet access in 25 hospitals and clinics in several regional VA health care systems across the country. Facilities range from large multi-building campuses to smaller single-building community-based outpatient clinics.
As an update, RESOLUTE is happy to announce several key advances in the project:
- Of the 8 locations in Nebraska and Western Iowa Health Care System, the VA Omaha is fully functional and seeing strong usage based on recent reports.
- Of the 9 locations in Northern California Health Care System, the VA will soon launch five complete installations.
RESOLUTE is providing what the VA refers to as Veterans Guest Internet Access (VGIA). Facilities will offer Wi-Fi as an amenity to their patients and visitors, who will enjoy convenient, easy-to-access Internet service in public waiting areas and some patient rooms. The guests will be connected to the Internet via a local service provider, and the entire network infrastructure will be managed and supported by RESOLUTE's network operations center in Connecticut and local field support technicians.
To learn more about RESOLUTE's guest Wi-Fi solutions, visit here.