SOURCE: AeroScout

AeroScout

February 24, 2010 08:00 ET

AeroScout Announces Integration of Its Wi-Fi RTLS With Rauland-Borg Responder 5 Nurse Call System

The Companies' Integrated Solution Improves Staff Efficiency and Patient Care Through Real-Time Visibility, Better Communication, More Efficient Workflow and Automated Reporting

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2010) -  AeroScout, the leading provider of Unified Asset Visibility for the healthcare industry, and Rauland-Borg, the leader in nurse call communications, announced the integration of AeroScout's Wi-Fi RTLS (real time location system) with Rauland-Borg's Responder® 5 Nurse Call system. The combined AeroScout and Rauland-Borg solution improves hospital staff communication, workflow and productivity as well as automates reporting. These benefits lead to enhanced patient care and nurse satisfaction.

AeroScout is the healthcare RTLS market leader with hundreds of hospitals around the world relying on AeroScout solutions to track and manage the location, status and condition of hospital assets and people. AeroScout solutions provide both room-level location and hospital-wide visibility, which are imperative for automating the workflow of nurse call systems. The Responder 5 Nurse Call system is more than a nurse call solution; it connects staff to patients with improved communication technology that streamlines workflow throughout multiple departments of a hospital.

The AeroScout and Rauland-Borg integration was developed to meet healthcare organizations' need for improved staff communication and coordination, while reducing the amount of manual reporting required from staff so they can spend more time caring for patients. The solution can automatically illuminate the Responder 5 Corridor light outside a patient room whenever a staff member enters the room, giving visual indications to other team members that the patient's needs are being addressed. The solution also helps staff locate the caregiver closest to a patient who is in need of immediate attention. Furthermore, staff members can easily locate coworkers throughout their unit or hospital.

The AeroScout and Responder 5 integration also eliminates the need for staff to manually record time spent with patients or document their response to patient events. The solution automatically records this information, allowing reports to be generated with precise event detail, including date and time stamps, accurate response times and durations spent in patient rooms.

"We're pleased to be working with Rauland-Borg to offer these significant benefits to the healthcare industry," said Gabi Daniely, Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy. "The integration of our RTLS with Responder 5 reflects our ongoing commitment to provide the most comprehensive set of healthcare visibility solutions available and to help hospitals improve efficiency, patient safety and care."

AeroScout solutions include Asset Management, Equipment Maintenance, Temperature & Humidity Monitoring, Patient Flow and Patient & Staff Safety. These proven applications employ AeroScout's industry-leading technology that leverages hospitals' existing Wi-Fi infrastructure for ease of deployment and low total cost of ownership. AeroScout will be showcasing all of its healthcare solutions and the Rauland-Borg integration in booth #8055 at the HIMSS 2010 conference held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 1 - 3, 2010.

About AeroScout
AeroScout is the market leader in Unified Asset Visibility solutions. Customers improve operational efficiency using AeroScout products that leverage standard Wi-Fi networks to track and manage the location, condition and status of mobile assets and people. AeroScout's global customer base consists of leading hospital, manufacturing and logistics organizations, including many of the Fortune 500. The company invented the first Wi-Fi-based Active RFID tag, and today is widely recognized as leading the market in number of deployments and tags shipped. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, AeroScout has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.aeroscout.com.

AeroScout is a registered trademark of AeroScout, Inc. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information is subject to change without notice.

About Rauland-Borg
For over 80 years, Rauland-Borg has been the industry leader in manufacture and design of communications and life-safety equipment for institutional environments. Rauland Responder® Nurse Call combines traditional nurse call components with the latest technology and software management tools. Responder systems offer fast, complete and flexible solutions for staff-to-staff and staff-to-patient communication; resulting in enhanced productivity and higher standard of patient care. For more information on Responder Nurse Call Systems, visit www.rauland.com.