SOURCE: IMCORP, Inc.

August 06, 2008 09:42 ET

IMCORP, Inc. Wireless Patient Information Network for Multi-Office Practice

MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 6, 2008) - IMCORP, Inc. announces installation of a Wireless Data Communications Network for Southern Orthopedic Specialists LLC (SOS), a multi-office medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia. The IMCORP, Inc. network is the final piece of a new EMR (electronic medical records) system that includes Tablet PCs and a web-based Medical Practice Management SaaS solution.

The project anticipates HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance, providing three levels of health data security for five practice locations in the Atlanta area. The SOS EMR system is improving the accuracy of transcriptions while reducing the administrative burden of managing paper forms.

The secure wireless network installed by IMCORP, Inc. is completely transparent to practice personnel. Doctors and staff carry wireless mobile Tablet PCs that function just like their old desktops, except information is exchanged on the spot. So, training was a non-issue. "Going wireless gave us more flexibility, eliminating the need for hardwired PCs in every room, not to mention having to design a patient-friendly work area to accommodate them," according to SOS Network Administrator Howard Hirth.

IMCORP, Inc. services included a Site Survey of each location by IMCORP, Inc.'s Josh Needle, a CWNP certified network administrator and security expert. Using the survey to determine wireless capacity, they produced a wireless network design that resulted in a no-surprise install of access point routing hardware and authentication server setup.

Survey "Heat maps" identified several challenges before installation; some unique to medical facilities, others associated with multi tenant buildings. Lead Lined X-Ray room walls blocked RF energy while nearby tenants in surrounding facilities operated overlapping wireless networks.

The IMCORP, Inc. installation circumvented these wireless challenges by utilizing the 5Ghz 802.11a spectrum for interference-free, high quality wireless coverage. Follow-up wireless coverage surveys confirmed an absence of channel interference and excellent signal quality in all practice locations. Each 12,000 - 16,000 sq ft office operates with two or three wireless Cisco 1242 access points strategically installed in unobtrusive drop ceiling fixtures that complement the ceiling panels.

Please download pre-installation site survey "heat" map images, final installation images and captions from: http://gallery.ejwassoc.com/uploads/IMCorp_SOSimages.zip

For more information about wireless network installations in medical, business, industrial, or commercial operations, call IMCORP, Inc. toll free: 800.878.7889, or 770.977.0978, or visit www.imcorpinc.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Bob Lehman
    President & CEO
    IMCORP, Inc.
    1225 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 560-B
    Marietta, GA 30068-2771
    Phone Numbers:
    Toll Free: 800.878.7889
    Direct: 770.977.0978
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