AT&T Signs New Contract With MetroHealth System

Monday, November 19, 2007 General News
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CLEVELAND, Nov. 19 AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) hasannounced a new contract to deliver wireless access to MetroHealth System, oneof the largest, most comprehensive health care providers in northeastern Ohiothat serves 15 locations across the state. Under the terms of the contract,AT&T will deliver an Aruba Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: ARUN) wireless local areanetwork (LAN) and identity-based security solution, including hardware,installation and maintenance to support approximately 3 million square feet ofwireless access for the hospital staff.

With AT&T providing installation and maintenance, the MetroHealth Systemsolution will provide secure wireless and wireline networking for voice, videoand data applications. The solution is designed to give hospital staff areliable, facilitywide wireless network that offers immediate,always-available access to patient and medical information on a single robust,cost-efficient converged platform.

"We wanted a wireless communications solution that uses advancedtechnologies to give our entire hospital staff immediate access to criticalpatient information and hospital inventory records," said Alan Greenslade,director of Information Services, Infrastructure, for MetroHealth System. "Byturning to AT&T and Aruba Networks for our wireless network, we can beconfident in the reliability of the communications services on which we dependto deliver superior patient care."

Since anytime connectivity to the hospital information system isimperative to patient care, MetroHealth System will be able to leverage theincreased reliability, scalability and security benefits brought by thewireless platform. The converged wireless data network will be designed tosecurely transfer confidential patient information between locationsthroughout the health care system and support voice communications and accessto the electronic medical records system. The network is also designed toprovide radio frequency identification (RFID) capability to locate medicalequipment, such as EKG carts, anywhere throughout the facility.

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About MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System is one of the largest, most comprehensive healthcare providers in Northeast Ohio, serving the medical needs of the GreaterCleveland community for 170 years. More than 500 primary care and specialtycare physicians practice within The MetroHealth System. Affiliated since 1914with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MetroHealth is acenter for medical research and education, with all active staff physiciansholding CASE faculty appointments. The MetroHealth System is comprised of amajor medical center, a rehabilitation hospital, two long-term care/skillednursing centers, an outpatient surgery center, and a network ofcommunity-based health care centers. For more information, visit

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Itssubsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers ofAT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offeringsare the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services andthe nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services.In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing andadvertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COMorganizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields ascommunications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy,AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information aboutAT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsi

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