WiFi hotspot systems for hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities improve patient care and offer an engaging user experience.
Remote centralized management and monitoring
Classic Hotspot features remote monitoring and centralized WiFi network management, which make it simple and cost-effective for hospital network admins to install, maintain and upgrade their WiFi infrastructure.
Hospitals typically have the need to consolidate the management of their existing WiFi infrastructure, made of old devices, while being able to expand their network coverage to new areas of the hospital or provide faster WiFi in crowded zones.
However, adding new access points to an existing network often means making their management harder, as each vendor requests using a different monitoring and configuration panel. Classic Hotspot standardizes the software running on WiFi access points and allows managing new and old access points from one single centralized and intuitive platform.
Simple internet access
By leveraging the Classic Hotspot captive portal, you can provide fast and easy internet access for patients, visitors and the staff in most areas of the hospital, from patient rooms to waiting areas for guests.
You can choose among many intuitive authentication methods: for instance, you can provide hospital WiFi access through email or phone number, forms and social login. Classic Hotspot social login is particularly quick and easy, as it allows users to access the free hospital WiFi connection through their social network accounts, i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Also, Classic hotspot WiFi remembers already-authenticated users and connects them automatically when they come back to the hospital. In this way, guests’ smartphones, tablets or laptops are seamlessly connected when they access the hospital WiFi network again.
Secure WiFi network
The Classic Hotspot architecture favours security thanks to:
- its rogue access points detection system, which allows identifying data breaches and security threats in the network;
- its architecture which separates control traffic from clients’ traffic;
- the possibility to isolate WiFi clients between each other and from online resources.
Reliable WiFi network
Healthcare professionals handle sensitive patient data that need to be protected. Therefore, setting up a reliable and secure WiFi network in hospitals and clinics is of the utmost importance.
Classic Hotspot provides excellent network security levels and constant updates to comply with current standards and relevant laws, including GDPR for personal data management. Classic Hotspot is reliable as it provides 99,99% availability.
Hospital web filter for safe browsing
Healthcare environments should implement a web content filtering on their WiFi networks to block access to potentially dangerous and infected sites that could host malware and viruses. Also, it is important to control the internet to prevent young patients and hospital visitors from accessing inappropriate and unauthorised websites, as a way to provide a safe browsing user experience.
Classic Hotspot features a cutting-edge and easy-to-use web content filtering tool that functions as a parental control software tool, as well. Classic Hotspot web filter allows network admins to easily create and manage whitelists and blacklists, choosing among a variety of content categories.
Enhanced patient care and visitor WiFi experience
WiFi is developing the way clinical services in the healthcare sector are delivered and managed. Healthcare organizations should provide an engaging user experience since the first moment patients and visitors access the hospital WiFi network.
Take advantage of the highly custom splash page featured by Classic Hotspot to improve user engagement with your facility and provide visitors with useful and easy-to-access information. For instance, you can promote your healthcare services and health check-up packages offers when users log in to the hospital hotspot. You can also upload the map of the hospital to help guests reach the needed department in a faster way. Also, you can use your welcome page to advertise healthcare conferences or initiatives to be held at your hospital, or you can add an external link about important health-related conferences in the area.
You can then collect and analyse valuable WiFi user data on the Classic Hotspot Analytics Dashboard and use it to improve your online services.
WiFi network access control
With Classic Hotspot you can enable up to 8 SSIDs per each access point, meaning you can configure different authentication methods depending on the type of user accessing the network, with WPA2 being the most secure method and the most suitable for printers, doctors’ devices, computers used by staff, etc. In this way, the WiFi hospital connection will be 100% secure.
For instance, the network admin of the hospital can create one SSID with a WPA2 encrypted password for the staff to secure private patient information, an SSID with email authentication for the hospital’s patients, and a third SSID with social login for visitors.
Given that a large number of people access healthcare facilities on a daily basis, it is crucial to offer a robust WiFi infrastructure. In fact, it is challenging to provide a well-performing WiFi network when many concurrent users share bandwidth while being connected to the WiFi hotspot of a hospital.
Classic Hotspot infrastructure offers unlimited scalability for high-density environments, allowing hospital networks to handle hundreds of connected WiFi-enabled devices. Also, Classic Hotspot is a flexible software-as-a-service that adopts a “pay as you go” approach, which allows connecting limitless clients to your network without bearing any additional cost.
Improved patient care
Also, WiFi medical devices provide doctors with accurate patient data and precise clinical information that allows them to focus more on their patients and less on paperwork. Thanks to WiFi-connected medical devices, healthcare organizations can better and faster plan administrative and management tasks, as data can be easily accessed and analyzed in real time by a centralized platform.
Not only does WiFi improve healthcare planning and management, but it is also beneficial for patients. In fact, by leveraging the hospital’s free public WiFi connection, patients can stay in contact with their families and friends on social media.