SOURCE: AeroScout


February 21, 2012 08:00 ET

AeroScout and Siemens Help Healthcare Organizations Improve Operations and Quality of Care

Lifespan, a Rhode Island Health System, Leverages Wireless Temperature Monitoring Solution to Increase Staff Productivity and Enhance Patient Care

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - HIMSS12 -- AeroScout, the leading provider of Enterprise Visibility for the healthcare industry, today announced that it is working closely with Siemens Healthcare to deploy AeroScout's Real-Time Location System (RTLS) for the benefit of hospitals around the world. Siemens is one of the world's largest healthcare suppliers, with deep expertise in wireless LAN technologies, communication platforms and healthcare IT infrastructure. AeroScout, named "Category Leader for RTLS" by KLAS Research in December 2011, helps healthcare organizations minimize regulatory compliance risks, eliminate manual processes and improve patient care.

Recently, Siemens implemented AeroScout's Temperature Monitoring solution across three of Lifespan's hospitals in Rhode Island. Leveraging its existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, Lifespan is monitoring and managing the temperature of hundreds of refrigerators that contain critical items, such as pharmaceuticals, blood and research materials. As a result, the solution allows clinicians to focus more of their attention on patient care, while also protecting refrigerated items from out-of-compliance temperature ranges and potential spoilage.

"Lifespan needed a solution to quickly and efficiently measure, monitor and report the temperatures of hundreds of refrigerators throughout our hospitals, clinics and research facilities," said Elaine Palm, Director IS Infrastructure at Lifespan. "This new system enables process improvement for our caregivers, as well as protects medications and other temperature-sensitive items that are used to care for patients."

By automating temperature monitoring and management with AeroScout, hospitals can eliminate manual processes that are subject to error and also increase staff efficiency. For example, Lifespan staff previously spent an average of five minutes per refrigerator per day manually checking the temperature of each of its 400 refrigerators, which added up to more than 12,000 hours per year. Now with wireless temperature monitoring, staff time can be shifted from administrative to clinical tasks.

Siemens and AeroScout are also working together to educate the global healthcare market about the benefits enabled by Real-Time Location Systems. In addition to Temperature Monitoring, healthcare organizations can benefit from Asset Tracking & Management, Patient Flow and Patient & Staff Safety solutions. These RTLS solutions and more are driving significant value at many healthcare organizations around the world.

"AeroScout is pleased to be working with Siemens to help hospitals and healthcare systems transform their operations," said Steffan Haithcox, AVP of Marketing at AeroScout. "Whether it's implementing Temperature Monitoring, Asset Tracking & Management or any of our RTLS solutions, this collaboration enables organizations around the world to facilitate regulatory compliance, streamline processes and enhance patient care."

To learn more about the benefits of Healthcare Visibility solutions, visit AeroScout in booth #4265 at the HIMSS 2012 Conference, February 20 - 24, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

AeroScout Healthcare Leadership
AeroScout is the leader in Healthcare Visibility Solutions, with more than 500 hospitals worldwide using its solutions. AeroScout is proud to report that in a 2011 evaluation of healthcare providers conducted by KLAS, 100% of AeroScout customers that responded to the survey said they would purchase AeroScout again.* Its Wi-Fi RTLS solutions have also received the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association.

About AeroScout
AeroScout is the global 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 customer base consists of leading hospital, manufacturing, mining 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. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, AeroScout has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America. For more information, please visit

About Siemens Healthcare
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source -- from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. For further information please visit:

*The evaluation, 2011 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards, was published in December 2011.

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