Reuters: WiFi Can Help Patients or Employees – if It Works

My spin: Wireless network access is DEFINTELY a low cost way to increase prodcutivity and save money in your office. It’s vertical applications are limitless.
News Clip: AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A hospital in the Netherlands will next month start using a wireless (news – web sites) computer network to make sure that its patients get the right kind of blood.
Barcoded blood bags will be matched with the barcode on the patient’s wrist band using handheld computers made by Hewlett Packard. It is the latest use for WiFi, the fast-growing technology for Internet access without wires.
It could save lives. In Britain, 11 patients died after receiving the wrong blood between 1996 and 2001, Britain’s Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) reports showed. In the Netherlands two hospital patients died.
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