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University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Industry: Healthcare
Country: United States

UTMB chose Alcatel-Lucent to provide better access and a more efficient system to access patient data. The WLAN project created higher availability and more coverage across the hospital.


  • Physicians needed a system to access the patient’s record information more efficiently
  • Patients required a better system for checking in and out of the hospital
  • As UTMB is a teaching hospital, students required better access to the hospital network



  • Physicians, doctors and clinicians can provide data more quickly to make their jobs easier
  • Patients have a better experience with the hospital due to having timely information for check-in and check-out
  • WLAN has provided more access to students across the hospital for higher availability

"After initially thinking that we had enough OmniAccess APs for our campus section of this teaching hospital, we visited Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and we realized we probably only have half of what we need for a comprehensive deployment."

— Todd Leach, Director of IT