Are Mobile Medical Devices "Hospital Grade"?


Are Mobile Medical Devices "Hospital Grade"?

The proliferation of Wi-Fi-enabled medical devices has been fast and furious. Rampant growth has been fueled by the rise of “smart” infusion pumps, ubiquitous mobile access to electronic medical records (EMR), and cost-savings realized using standards-based networks (versus proprietary).

Not only are mobile devices growing in both number and complexity, use models within healthcare facilities are also rapidly evolving. Once used mainly for low-priority data, Wi-Fi now carries vital real-time voice, video, and medical applications requiring “hospital grade” connectivity, security, and mobility.

In this white paper, Ixia teamed with prominent healthcare IT consultant David Hoglund of Integra Systems to explore the growing risks and emerging strategies for ensuring the performance of mobile medical devices to provide you with an overview of the diverse challenges. From changing use models, optimizing RF radio strategies, changing regulatory mandates, unique hospital environments, etc. – and overviews evolving best practices for putting new devices to the test to minimize risk, reduce cost, and optimize the end-user experience.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What are the challenges of going mobile? 
  • How are we defining the Evolution of Healthcare WLAN Deployments? 
  • What is the new use model for wireless-enabled medical devices? 
  • Radio Strategy Misconceptions 
  • The FDA 510k Regulatory Approval Process 
  • Meeting the ANSI/AAMI/IEC 80001-1:2010 Standard
  • “Lifecycle Testing” Essential
  • Proven Methodology
  • Essential Test Capabilities
  • Testing for the Medical Device Lifecycle 

Innovations in mobility are here to stay—if the risks associated with poor performance can effectively be mitigated. Download this white paper to learn more.