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AeroScout

November 30, 2011 08:00 ET

Demand for Healthcare RTLS Drives Rapid Growth for AeroScout

The Healthcare Industry's Most Widely Used RTLS Provider Has Been Selected by 125 Additional Hospitals During the Past Twelve Months

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - Following its recent Healthcare User Summit attended by renowned hospitals from around the world, AeroScout® announced today that it is experiencing continued strong demand for its Real-Time Location System (RTLS) and solutions. The company added 125 new hospital customers in the past twelve months alone, including Florida Hospital Celebration Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Lifespan and University Medical Center at Princeton. In addition, more than 100 existing healthcare customers made significant investments to expand their AeroScout solutions over the same time period.

AeroScout's rapid growth is the direct result of several factors:

  • The healthcare industry has broadly recognized the valuable impact that Real-Time Visibility Solutions have on quality of care, staff efficiencies, regulatory compliance and cost reduction;
  • Wi-Fi is ubiquitous in hospitals and healthcare organizations and has become the de facto standard for RTLS, which has led to quicker implementations, reduced technology risk and lower total cost of ownership; and
  • AeroScout is the most widely deployed RTLS vendor with the broadest set of solutions and hundreds of successful implementations completed, providing it with deep experience and an extensive base of best practice expertise that can be leveraged by customers.

At AeroScout's recent Healthcare User Summit in San Francisco, for instance, hospitals from around the world shared their successes and best practices using AeroScout's broad range of solutions to improve operational efficiency, productivity, staff satisfaction and patient care. Presenters included such prestigious healthcare organizations as:

  • Florida Hospital Celebration Health showcasing a wide range of RTLS solutions in its recently opened patient tower expansion and Center for Innovative Patient Care.
  • Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center describing the positive impact on patient independence, mobility, safety and care.
  • U.C. Davis Health System discussing its innovative use of RTLS for regional disaster preparedness and management.
  • Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Albert Einstein (Brazil) outlining improvements in Emergency Department efficiency and patient flow.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital elaborating on rental cost savings, recall management and equipment maintenance in a 2,400-bed hospital.

One common theme prominent among presenters and attendees at the conference was that, beyond the widely recognized operational efficiency benefits, RTLS and RFID are also being used to enhance the delivery of quality patient care across multiple departments and for a range of use cases -- with new use cases emerging all the time. There was consensus that the strong value that hospitals are receiving from RTLS needs to be extended to even more departments and users to meet the demands placed on today's healthcare organizations. To this end, AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based solutions scale easily from department-level to hospital-wide deployments.

AeroScout is the leader in Healthcare Visibility Solutions, with approximately 500 hospitals worldwide using its solutions for Asset Tracking & Management, Temperature & Humidity Monitoring, Patient Flow and Patient & Staff Safety. AeroScout is proud to report that in an evaluation of healthcare providers conducted by KLAS (www.KLASresearch.com), 100 percent of AeroScout customers that responded to the survey said they would purchase AeroScout again.* Its Wi-Fi RFID solutions have also received the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association.

"AeroScout is proud of its continued healthcare growth, especially in the number of customers we serve, the amount of applications we provide and the enterprise-wide value that hospitals are receiving," said Scott McFarland, General Manager of Healthcare at AeroScout. "We strongly encourage hospitals and healthcare organizations to investigate the benefits that the industry is receiving and the opportunity everyone has to use Real-Time Visibility solutions to improve operational efficiency and overall quality of care."

To hear an example of how a prominent hospital is gaining value from a variety of AeroScout Solutions, visit the following link for an AHA webinar featuring Oregon Health & Science University: http://bit.ly/ahaohsu.

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 www.aeroscout.com.

*The evaluation, 2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards, was published in December 2010.

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