Healthcare organizations, from hospitals and medical clinics to testing labs, face numerous technical challenges. They must adhere to strict regulations regarding privacy and security, safeguard valuable equipment that can cost millions of dollars, and operate efficiently to control costs. In the case of hospitals and other public-facing entities, they must also protect patients while allowing the broadest public access possible.
The burden of these challenges becomes easier to manage when they work with LMI Systems, Inc. Our broad technical and technological competency and cross-trained teams enable us to complete multiple project types concurrently-often with a single team, handling every phase from solution design through staging, installation, configuration and post-project service. Our approach reduces disruption for patients and staff and minimizes worker traffic within the facility. Furthermore, many of our solutions are targeted specifically to address the healthcare industry:
Security: Experienced LMI professionals can perform a risk assessment and then design, specify, install and service an array of security solutions:
- Physical and/or electronic ID and access systems with differing levels of control for visitors, vendors, and facility staff.
- State-of-the-art intrusion/detection alarm systems.
- Video surveillance and recording, including not only cameras but also monitoring stations
Networking: From design through installation and configuration-and to proactive, ongoing reliability monitoring, our efficient, targeted network solutions deliver.
- Secure, zoned wireless and wired networks offer segregated, high availability for public and staff while meeting all compliance mandates for the transport and retrieval of patient data.
- Specialized network solutions, such as micro networks and persistent connections, support interconnected medical device and equipment, operating room information exchange, and more.
Audio Visual: Expert teams orchestrate end-to-end deployment of a wide range of solutions, from paging systems to video displays and cameras that enhance operating room efficiency. Our partner solutions are respected, industry-wide, for their clarity and quality.
Site Development: When medical providers expand into new or adjacent spaces, they need both construction expertise and solution development. For all of our specialties, highly skilled, quality-conscious construction experts can seamlessly incorporate cabling, electrical drops, and other infrastructure into a project, even when metal or concrete walls or other impediments intervene.
For more information on these and other specialized services for healthcare establishments, including audio visual equipment, electrical and managed IT services, please call 770-491-0343 or email email@example.com.
Medical Building in Downtown New York City Gets “Reamped” with LMI
For buildings in congested cities, tall surrounding builds can impede the transmission of cellular signals, making cellular service outdoors spotty-and indoor service unattainable. When a medical building owned by a major university wanted to provide doctors, medical students and visitors with cellular service inside the building, management looked to LMI.
For the solution, LMI experts recommended reamplification—where a “Yagi” antenna installed outside the building picks up the strongest nearby cellular signal, transfers it to a signal booster, and then sends it inside to a waiting Wi-Fi network. Calls, texts and other transmissions then travel over the Wi-Fi network just as they would over any Wi-Fi connection.
This particular project was a pilot program for three floors of a 10-floor building. The innovative solution-and the LMI team-faced several challenges. The building had solid ceilings, and the only place to put the Yagi antenna for a good signal was on the roof. LMI technicians designed and built a complex conduit pathway to take the signal from roof to the three floors designated for the pilot. Complicating matters, the building was being remodeled, which meant LMI had to confirm that the locations for the conduit pathways would not be disturbed by subsequent remodeling or finish work.
The project went off without a hitch, and the Yagi antenna delivered on its promise from Day One. So happy is university management that they are considering expanding the project across their entire campus.