Interesting new report from Frost. The report provides an analysis that provides manufacturers, end users, and other industry participants with an overview of the latest challenges and activities in Emerging Wireless Technologies for Healthcare Applications.

The report looks very long term, and casts a wide net, looking at ultra wide band (UWB) WLANs, and CDMA2000 (a “broadband” mobile phone technology used by Verizon and Sprint), and other far-out technologies. There are so many business model hurdles and technology development issues for a lot of this that it will be 5 to 10 years (or more) before the market sees meaningful adoption of these technologies. No discussion of WMTS is apparent from the abstract or table of contents.

What do hospital buyers want? Solutions that are faster, easier to use, cheaper, and more effective. You can get the report for $4,550.