The purpose of the study is to investigate the need for exclusive and non-exclusive frequency bands for reliable, real time and non real time medical applications in representative small, medium size and large hospitals (possibly extended to home care) in view of the European wide harmonisation of frequencies; to review the state of the art; to roadmap the applications, concepts and technologies in short, medium and long term; to analyse cost-benefits; to address the electromagnetic compatibility issues; to include also the views of other key constituencies in selected member states (i.e. national regulatory authorities, academics, companies, other)