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Technology cure may be around the corner for healthcare vertical

The healthcare vertical for networking equipment and connectivity solutions is in period of significant evolution,...


June 11, 2003  


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The healthcare vertical for networking equipment and connectivity solutions is in period of significant evolution, according to In-Stat/MDR.

The high-tech market research firm reports that healthcare providers are shifting their focus from a predominant interest in the technology to a keener focus on applications and how to leverage existing infrastructure to enable those applications.

“The healthcare vertical, over the past several years, has fallen behind many of the other verticals in terms of technology adoption," says Amy Cravens, a senior analyst with In-Stat/MDR.

"However, as emerging forces place increasing pressure on this market, the need to update the IT infrastructure is intensifying. Additionally, given the changing nature of the healthcare industry, technology is the only promise for future improvements to medical services.”

One of the most dynamic areas of interest in the healthcare vertical today is Wireless LAN (WLAN) and the applications that it enables.

From the early days, even before standardization, the healthcare environment has always been a principle vertical for WLAN. Now, as higher speed, more robust solutions enter the market, adoption has increased further, the company reports.


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