Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is taking advantage of IBM’s Enterprise Mobility Services for the healthcare industry in a project that will connect roughly 800 critical care staff in the ER and Complex Continuing Care departments.

Using wireless communicators, staff will be in continuous contact with each other and have real-time access to patient records and critical information.

TEGH’s new mobile communications network is based on a wireless network infrastructure engineered to support voice and facilitate integration with various systems.

The solution included a combination of Cisco wireless network, wireless communication devices from Vocera and real-time event drive notification software from GlobeStar Systems, said IBM.

IBM’s new mobile services for healthcare aim to reduce costs and redundancies by integrating multiple wireless and voice networks.

“These new services deliver a communication platform with instant wireless communications and real time location and event-driven, intelligent notification to help healthcare organizations improve clinical effectiveness, productivity and risk management while increasing patient care,” said Laurence Guihard-Joly, VP Integrated Communications Services, IBM Global Technology Services, in a company press release.

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