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Norwich Deploys Free WiFi

Picture of a baby feedingI apologise for not posting recently--a result of holiday and sharpening my skills by attending courses.

The city of Norwich in the UK has deployed the UK's largest free Wi-Fi network, which spans 4 kilometres.

Coverage by BBC TV showed a community midwife visiting a mother and newborn. The midwife was able to sit in her car, update and read records and check the latest advice, which she found a boon.

This is certainly a taste of future healthcare: wireless applications will, paradoxically, allow care to centralise and devolve. Specialists may be centralised in monitoring and diagnostic centres, while generalists may be devolved and mobile.


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