Healthcare providers adopt Juniper’s AI-driven networking technology

Juniper Networks announced that Rady Children’s Hospital and Sentara Healthcare have adopted Juniper’s AI-driven networking technology, including Juniper  AP43, AP45 and AP12 High-Performance Access Points (APs) to improve experiences for both patients and staff.
Juniper Networks for enterprise technologyRady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the largest children’s hospital on the West Coast and one of the nation’s top pediatric healthcare systems, in addition to being the only designated pediatric trauma center in the region.

Rady Children’s chose to move away from their legacy vendor and adopt Juniper wireless solutions, starting the eventual rip and replace of approximately 900 APs, controllers and anchor controllers with Juniper APs. Rady Children’s have currently deployed around 85 Juniper AP43 Access Points to their IT facility, HomeCare, Plaza and Asthma Care buildings, with a goal to implement a full-stack solution by 2024.

“Juniper offers better coverage as well as improved roaming experiences for clinicians and staff,” said Scott Voigts, CTO at Rady Children’s Hospital. “These AI-driven solutions also provide proactive alerting to ensure optimal uptime and reduce mean time to resolution, saving us both time and money, and they allow us to focus on delivering excellence in care.”

Sentara Healthcare provides care in more than 100 sites across Virginia and North Carolina with 3,800 medical staff and 29,000 team members support their system of 12 hospitals. Sentara opted to migrate to the Juniper Wireless Access solution, driven by Mist AI, for a modern Wi-Fi network.

Juniper Mist provides Sentara Healthcare with a robust suite of cloud-based microservices that support Wi-Fi 6, IoT, AI, automation and location-based services. Wi-Fi performance provides the foundation for new services such as wayfinding, medical device tracking and digital patient check-in.

“Juniper’s technology has modernized our patient care, allowing us to provide services we couldn’t with traditional, controller-based wireless networks,” said Matthew Douglas, CTO of OptiFi, a joint venture funded by Sentara Healthcare. “Juniper has asset tracking that works, which means wheelchairs and infusion pumps won’t go missing.”

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