August 17, 2007 By News Report
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes more than 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 37,000 individuals.
In response to hospital interests, AHA Solutions, Inc. identified tracking systems as an integral element of a new platform of products and services geared to improve operational efficiencies related to patient flow and patient centered care. AeroScout was chosen for endorsement by AHA Solutions after an extensive review and market analysis of the vendors and technologies for RFID and location tracking.
"AeroScout's use of the Wi-Fi standard for asset and patient tracking provides tremendous benefits to hospitals, especially those who need a scalable solution to cover large numbers of equipment and people," said Andy Schoneich, assistant vice president, AHA Solutions, Inc. "AeroScout has demonstrated that their solutions can help improve patient care, decrease waste, increase efficiency, and bring financial savings to hospitals."
The AeroScout system uses Wi-Fi networks to deliver accurate, reliable and real-time information about the location and status of any patient, staff member or mobile items such as medication pumps, wheelchairs or defibrillators. This information can be used to quickly find a needed person or item, create asset utilization reports, trigger automated alerts, or interface with a wide variety of health care IT systems - all providing valuable information for optimizing hospital operations. The use of Wi-Fi based Active RFID, pioneered by AeroScout, allows hospitals to easily and quickly install a real-time location solution (RTLS).