GuestLinX installs and manages Nomadix gateways in Healthcare networks
Healthcare facilities are ideal locations to deploy Internet
access gateways - especially for waiting areas and patient rooms. The
ability to connect can enhance the patient experience and minimize
wasted time - it may even increase the number of people who make your
establishment their preferred healthcare option. Nomadix guarantees a
user-friendly experience and maintenance that requires no local IT
Hospital staffs use mobile devices for a variety of work-related tasks, such as accessing patient records or prescription orders. This makes Wi-Fi a necessity in medical environments. These establishments can also make Internet access available to patients and visitors, providing an additional revenue system. Nomadix also protects the internal network from external attacks, and keeps the IT infrastructure HIPAA compliant.
Medical centers and nursing homes have similar networking requirements to hospitals when deploying Wi-Fi, but with smaller budgets. Offering Internet access to patients and visitors through Nomadix creates an opportunity to increase revenue. As IT resources in these establishments are limited, Nomadix makes the service easy to manage while promising reliability and security.
HOW A GATEWAY WORKS IN A HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT
Key Features for HealthcareSelf-Service
With end-users self-provisioning their network access via credit card, Nomadix enables waiting-room visitors to connect to the Internet on their own.
Multiple Authentication Methods
Whether patients desire to only connect a single device (for individual usage) or several (for visitors) to the network with a specific set of login credentials during their stays, Nomadix has an array of authentication methods to meet your needs.
Alerting Based on Content Request
The network administrator or managers can enable alerts when network policy violations occur
Post-Authentication Home-Page Redirection
After successfully authenticating or a set time has elapsed, patients and visitors can be redirected to the medical facility’s corporate home page for promotional messaging.
Plug and Play
To allow patients, medical staff and guests fast and easy Internet connectivity via tablet, smartphone or laptop, Nomadix uses the MAC addresses of each unique device to handle plug-and-play functionality.
Optional WAN Load-Balancing Module
Reduce Internet costs and enhance performance security by implementing Nomadix’s Load-Balancing Module to aggregate multiple Internet pipes from different ISPs
Pass-Through Addresses and Block Pages
With the support of a walled garden, the provider can block certain pages and enable specific sites that any user can access without going through the authentication process, such as patient and doctor portal pages or the healthcare institution’s website.
Network Usage Reporting
The Nomadix Internet Traffic Optimizer (NITO) can generate real-time and stored logs like Firewall, Web proxy, traffic, etc. to help you better understand your network
Optional Routed-Subscriber Module
Centralize Internet access for multiple clinics and/or hospitals using the Nomadix Routed-Subscriber Module.
Category-Based Content Filtering
Utilizing Nomadix’s groundbreaking real-time content filtering, NITO can limit or block access based on website content type in certain locations or for specific users. The provider can create and manage the categories for access limitation, such as inappropriate or illegal content, anonymous proxy usage, and malware - going the extra mile for Web safety.
External Web Server and XML Support
For maximum flexibility, providers can customize corporate healthcare landing pages, authentication processes and billing systems using an external Web server with XML commands
With a full-featured firewall, NITO can handle site security by implementing rules the provider creates to limit network access, as well as detect and prevent intrusions
Category-Based Bandwidth Throttling
Providers can create outgoing rules on an application basis, such as streaming, Netflix, updates, etc.
Nomadix allows providers to meet the legal requirement of subscriber traffic retention (lawful intercept) with our logging capabilities. Once activated, the feature will forward all traffic information to be stored in the healthcare Syslog servers. The data will contain the traffic origins and destinations - including the user account details if required.
VLAN Support (Different Zones in the Facility)
Medical information requires a high level of security and confidentiality, so segment your network by enabling VLANs on the Nomadix access gateway. To ensure traffic is handled safely and correctly.