ANSI/TIA-1179

The Healthcare Facility Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard

Learn about healthcare telecommunications standards

Healthcare organizations have a diverse set of services available to them and are constantly adding new services. When applying specific applications to these cabling systems, consult application standards such as the healthcare-specific ANSI/TIA-1179, regulations, equipment manufacturers, system suppliers and service suppliers for applicability, limitations and ancillary requirements.


The ANSI/TIA-1179 standard for healthcare telecommunications infrastructure is a useful resource for facilities wanting to enhance the quality of their care and safety through considered network and security systems that support their transformative technologies and approaches.

This document is meant as a reference that highlights the key points of the ANSI/TIA-1179 standards. It is not intended as a substitute for the original document.

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