Wireless Technology Improves Healthcare for Our Nation’s Veterans
Medical professionals are always connected for patient records, consultation and emergency response
Modern medical centers rely on electronic health and other information systems and need dependable, secure access to voice, video, data and real-time location services (RTLS). U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities are no exception, and Harris helps them meet a special challenge: Harris delivered the VA’s National Wireless Infrastructure (Wi-Fi) program, a world-class, wireless, location-based infrastructure that serves 112 VA medical centers (VAMCs) nationwide.
All VAMCs share a common vision and mission, but each one is unique, with distinct requirements. Mastering the complex interplay of design, security and accessibility requirements confronted at each location demanded rigorous application of mature processes. Harris’ highly skilled, nationwide workforce was up to the task. The resulting National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-compliant network is robust and resilient. By designing the system to support capacity growth and device variation, the Harris solution ensures reliable, secure access to the critical systems essential to the VA’s mission of providing optimal healthcare to our nation’s veterans. From logistics, warehousing and supply chain management, to training and sustainment, Harris’ deep expertise proved the right match for the challenges posed by this large-scale initiative.