Healthcare and Public Wireless: The Perfect Prescription?
The VAR Guy couldn’t make it to New Orleans this week for the big Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference. But vendors are launching a healthy number of channel solutions at the event.
Nortel Networks, for one, has launched asset tracking services that VARs can offer to healthcare organizations. Watch for Nortel to eventually connect the dots between its healthcare and MuniWireless offerings, which allow cities and counties to deploy public broadband networks.
Many of those WiFi and WiMAX systems support first respondersâ€”police, fire fighters, etc. It makes perfect sense for Nortel’s healthcare applications to increasingly integrate with those first responder networks.