Fact: Pet owners today want the very best for their furry family members. With this demand for animal-patient care in mind, Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in New York offers state-of-the-art emergency medical services, utilizing more advanced equipment than what is generally found at a specialty veterinary center. LIVS is the busiest 24-hour emergency and critical care center on Long Island, and operates with a staff of over 150 dedicated professionals that includes about 25 doctors. Mobility and BYOD devices play a starring role in the LIVS’ healthcare strategy.
With a growing clientele, its advanced services, and a goal to leverage the latest wireless-enabled medical equipment available, LIVS faced the need to deploy enterprise Wi-Fi throughout its facility. Without a formal, managed WLAN infrastructure, the company had become challenged by a need for increased mobility.
The healthcare organization deployed its Aerohive enterprise Wi-Fi network to mobilize individual users, and to rely increasingly on advanced mobile equipment.
LIVS will also rely heavily on its Aerohive WLAN for its new Practice Management software – which is the veterinary-counterpart to an Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform used for capturing charges and patient information on-the-go.
All doctors will have tablets, so this Practice Management system will allow LIVS to store the app in the data center and then run a thin client on BYOD devices, such as tablets or smartphones.
“Our requirements for our Practice Management system are that it has to have a mobile client that is tablet-friendly. This is a critical example of the type of mobility Aerohive’s wireless architecture can provide,” said Joseph Funaro, Director of Technology with Imvirtus Inc., the reseller managing LIVS’ Aerohive deployment.
Hear more of Funaro’s remarks, as well as remarks from Brian McKenna, Hospital Administrator with LVIS, on the video below.