Communications of the IIMA


Mobile communication devices have an untapped potential to increase the quality of healthcare services. These devices can become the backbone for a new level of hospital service. This would include improved communications among medical and support staff and increased patient monitoring using a whole new generation of RFlDs. Yet, problems come with the introduction of new technology, some anticipated, some not. This paper develops several hospital scenarios depicting possible problem areas in the conceptualizing, planning and design of future mobile networks.