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Prevailing Over Wires in Healthcare Environments: Benefits and Challenges



David E. Cypher, Nicolas Chevrollier, Nicolas Montavont, Nada T. Golmie


The objectives of this article are to survey the benefits and challenges that poise the deployment and operation of wireless communications in support of healthcare networks. While the main advantages of wireless communications remain to provide ubiquitous connectivity including allowing greater physical mobility and interoperability, a number of engineering issues need to be addressed before this vision is realized. Our intent in this article is to explore some of these issues including deployment, interference, and mobility and provide insights for potential solutions.
IEEE Wireless Communications


Cypher, D. , Chevrollier, N. , Montavont, N. and Golmie, N. (2006), Prevailing Over Wires in Healthcare Environments: Benefits and Challenges, IEEE Wireless Communications, [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created March 31, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021