VA will outfit all facilities with Wi-Fi to enable med devices

A multi-year project now underway at Department of Veterans Affairs will bring Wi-Fi to all VA facilities, enabling the use of mobile medical devices, mobile IT devices, such as iPads, and real-time location systems for tracking equipment, VA CIO Roger Baker said during a press call last week, FierceGovernmentIT reports. One-third of VA's large facilities currently have Wi-Fi providing connectivity to 99 percent of the entire campus. VA plans to have enterprise-grade Wi-Fi at the remaining two-thirds of VA facilities in two to three years, according to Baker, who referred to such connectivity as the future "backbone of our real-time location system." --Read the full story at FierceGovernmentIT