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Canada’s ‘most advanced digital hospital’ opens in the Sault

Cisco Systems Canada, EllisDon Corp. and FlexITy Solutions, a Cisco partner, recently announced the completion of what they describe as "one of the most advanced digital health care facilities in the country at Sault Area Hospital."


March 30, 2011  


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Cisco Systems Canada, EllisDon Corp. and FlexITy Solutions, a Cisco partner, recently announced the completion of what they describe as “one of the most advanced digital health care facilities in the country at Sault Area Hospital.”

The hospital infrastructure runs on a Cisco Medical-Grade Network, providing multiple services across one IP network supporting data, voice and video, and “facilitating and integrating diverse business and clinical communications between patients, administrators and partners in a secure environment,” the three firms said in a release.

“The medical-grade network utilizes 802.11n wireless technology to run bandwidth-intensive, multimedia-rich applications, providing information to health care providers when they need it no matter where they are in the facility, even at the bedside. The network technology also means more residents of the Algoma region will be able to receive the care they need without traveling long distances to larger city centres.”

The hospital began accepting patients on March 6.