Tessco Wireless Journal December January 2014 Page 7 Systems & Applications

The entire product offering and your pricing is on TESSCO.com or call TESSCO at 800.472.7373. 7 The entire product offering and your pricing is on TESSCO.com or call TESSCO at 800.472.7373. 7 The entire product offering and your pricing is on TESSCO.com or call TESSCO at 800.472.7373. 7 SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS www.tessco.com/go/twj December 2013 January 2014 Healthcare, Wellness and Fitness using identity and access management tech- nology to enforce BYOD and location-based access policies. This is especially surprising given the increased risk for financial penalty if patient security is breeched. Wireless coverage is also a concern as more physician devices, and in some cases, patient devices, are accessing the hospital's Wi-Fi network. Over 30 percent of respon- dents to the study reported that they are not happy with the coverage of their Wi-Fi network's performance, which in turn can impact their ability to meet government regulations. This is also in spite of over 50 percent of reporting they upgrade their facility's wireless network every three years. Overall, the potential benefits of implementing a mobile strategy, including increased patient satisfac- tion, cost savings, and a happier and more productive staff will outweigh the challenges and risks; however, it is imperative that the hospital/medi- cal facility has a plan in place to achieve a secure, high-performing wireless network and optimal device performance. Consumers Consumers are also increasingly taking their wellbeing and healthcare into their own hands via their mobile devices with such activities as downloading fitness Apps, creating nutrition plans, and for those with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, remotely monitoring and managing vitals such as blood pressure and insulin levels, and, much to many medical professionals' dismay, to research symptoms and treatment. Smartphones and tablets have enabled sports and fitness Apps to play an integral role in the health and wellness of millions of mobile device owners. Installations of sports and fitness Apps are expected to grow to 248 million in 2017, up from 156 million in 2012, with a 15 percent boost occurring in 2013, and a 10 percent increase forecast for 2014, according to information and analytics firm IHS. Consumers can use these Apps to track running distances and routes, chart sleep pattern trends, measure calorie intake, and monitor heart rate. An IHS consumer survey also revealed that 62 percent of re- spondents interested in using sports and fitness Apps also were prepared to purchase hardware that enhances the functionality of the software. Consumers must also consider the impact of uti- lizing mobile devices and wireless networks for their personal health strategy. Considerations should in- clude: security of personal and medical data, the in- creased need for power as more Apps and programs are added to the device, and how to properly pro- tect their device, especially when used during fitness activities. As with the medical community, the benefits will far outweigh the restrictions and challenges, but to get the most out of the personal-managed health plan, consumers should have a well- thought-out plan and treat their device as the critical hub of their health and wellbeing. *Source: Information Week Visit www.tessco.com to learn more. "Consumers are also increasingly taking their wellbeing and healthcare into their own hands via their mobile devices ... '' Ventev foliocover for iPad mini TESSCO No. 501866 iFrogz Stylus, Blue TESSCO No. 318321 Samsung Bookcover Case for Galaxy Tab 3 TESSCO No. 569176 Ventev stylus pro With Pen TESSCO No. 565054 Belkin Keyboard Case for iPad Air TESSCO No. 568921 yurbuds Ironman Athletic Universal Armband TESSCO No. 579775 M-Edge Stealth Pro for 7-Inch Tablets TESSCO No. 568166 Nite Ize Action Armband TESSCO No. 566371 Accessories to Support the Use of Mobile Devices in Healthcare, Wellness and Fitness APPCESSORIES HEALTH/FITNESS DEVICE PROTECTION ARMBANDS STYLUS Striiv Smart Pedometer TESSCO No. 570054 Scosche RHYTHM Armband Wireless Pulse Monitor TESSCO No. 578915

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