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Tod Moore, Principal, IT Director at Sparling Shares Insights on "Using the Medical Grade Wireless Utility to Fix American Healthcare" at Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

September 26, 2013 - Tod Moore, RCDD, CDCD, Latest Marquee Speaker Set to Present at the Annual Conference for Healthcare Facility Design, Construction and Operations.

Sparling announced today that Tod Moore, Principal, IT Architecture Leader will be presenting at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo, the annual conference that connects all stakeholders responsible for planning, design, construction and operations of healthcare environments. The Symposium, which takes place October 1- 2, 2013 (Pre-Conference Sept. 30) at Navy Pier in Chicago, draws the stakeholders, from design firms to healthcare owners, and engineers to construction professionals to collaborate, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever changing conversation of this industry.

Mr. Moore's session will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Using the Medical Grade Wireless Utility to Fix American Healthcare

Although wireless mobility is a fundamental expectation of modern life, there is no standard approach to installing wireless infrastructure in clinical settings. Currently, wireless healthcare planning and infrastructure is unpredictable, unreliable and lacking flexibility, resulting in limited coverage, constrained bandwidth, questionable reliability and increased cost of ownership. In 2012, the West Health Institute partnered with technology planning firms and healthcare executives to develop a standard architecture for wireless applications in clinical settings. From this national project the Medical Grade Wireless Utility (MGWU) was born. This session discusses how MGWU turns wireless into a common utility with the same predictability and reliability of electricity, plumbing and air conditioning. The end result is the elimination of costly traditional wireless networks, improved efficiency of healthcare operations and acceleration of low-cost wireless medical equipment.


1. Define the operational inadequacies and clinical risks of traditional wireless design and installation solutions for healthcare.

2. Obtain a clear understanding of the objectives and benefits of the MGWU.

3. Identify the technical knowledge and planning process required to incorporate MGWU into new and existing healthcare facilities.

4. Recognize capital funding sources, network ownership alternatives, and operations/maintenance alternatives.

"With the exponential increase in the reliance on wireless systems in healthcare, the need for integrated wireless systems platform has become critical," said Mr. Moore. "The Medical Grade Wireless concept is the first true attempt to create a utility based wireless platform for healthcare."

The mission of the Symposium is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires attendees to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space.

The Symposium features the upper echelon of speakers who will cover a range of topics including: lean processes, disaster response, reducing costs, energy strategies, master planning, and integrated project delivery and many more. A complete list of speakers can be found at: .

"We are pleased to have Tod Moore speak at The Symposium this year," said Jenabeth Ferguson Event & Program Director. "Moore has a wealth of knowledge to share with our industry and we are thrilled that he will be doing so at The Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo and helping us add to the value we strive to deliver to our attendees each year."

About Sparling

Sparling is the largest specialty consulting and engineering firm in the United States offering expertise in technology, security, wireless, audiovisual and acoustical consulting, along with electrical engineering and specialty lighting design. With 130 professionals and a track record 66 years strong, Sparling provides bright minds, design excellence and market leadership to fuel smart decisions in a wide variety of markets. Delivering future forward solutions on the pulse of everyday demands is their promise.

About Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo connects all stakeholders responsible for the planning, design, construction and operations of healthcare facilities. Industry leaders come together for 3 days of education, exhibits and networking. The mission of the Symposium is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space.