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Wireless Communication Networks in the Laboratory

  • Daniel F. Cowan
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Abstract

As the settings in which medical and other health services change, the need for mobility, flexibility, and efficiency in communication increases.1 Wireless medical technology is in use in diverse settings, including aircraft,2 ships,3 and ambulances,4 as well as the hospital and medical office environments.5 The replacement of paper records by electronic records changes the way information is collected, stored, and transmitted, requiring changes in procedures that formerly depended on manual data entry and the accumulation and filing of pieces of paper. Wireless communications technology permits an unprecedented degree of mobility of people and transportability of equipment, while retaining functional connection to a central laboratory information system, which may itself be integrated into a larger information structure.6

Keywords

Wireless Local Area Network Local Area Network Federal Communication Commission Wireless Communication Network Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum 
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