1. The hospital already had bar-coding before the new networking system was installed. What can be done now that could not be done before to reduce drug administration errors?
2. As the case explains, passive wireless ensures full coverage of communications in an entire building. Why is this so important in hospitals?
3. The new communication network is more than just an Internet hotspot. It supports several modes of communication. What does this mean from a maintenance perspective?
4. The benefits of EMRs are clearly positive for medical facilities. What are the challenges for maintaining patient care records electronically versus the traditional paper hardcopies?