SOURCE: AeroScout

AeroScout

February 01, 2012 03:00 ET

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust Implements AeroScout Asset Tracking & Management Solution

Real-Time Location System Improves Hospital Operations and Staff Efficiency

LONDON--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - (Cisco Live Conference) -- AeroScout®, the leading provider of Enterprise Visibility for the healthcare industry, and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust today announced the successful implementation of AeroScout's Asset Tracking & Management solution. Leveraging University Hospitals Bristol's existing Cisco Unified Wireless Network, AeroScout partner Block Solutions deployed the Real-Time Location System (RTLS) to track and manage medical equipment for the hospital trust.

With 7,900 staff members across nine different sites, University Hospitals Bristol is one of the U.K.'s largest acute NHS Trusts and offers over 100 different clinical services to patients of all ages. After evaluating several RTLS providers, University Hospitals Bristol selected AeroScout because of its ease of use and superior functionality. Dozens of other NHS Trust facilities have also chosen AeroScout's Asset Tracking & Management and Temperature Monitoring solutions to increase productivity and enhance patient care.

"Prior to working with AeroScout, the clinical staff at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children had to manually search for medical equipment. Now they have a clear understanding of the location and status of not only high value assets, but also of important patient care items such as bariatric beds and wheelchairs," said Dave Oatway, IT Services Manager at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. "Since implementing AeroScout's Asset Tracking & Management solution, we've seen excellent benefits and, in the future, hope to expand our relationship to include Temperature Monitoring and possibly Patient Flow."

Using AeroScout's Wi-Fi RTLS solutions, University Hospitals Bristol is able to locate and manage equipment without the need of a proprietary RFID network. Leveraging AeroScout's Wi-Fi Tags and MobileView software, employees are able to quickly track and optimize assets in real time.

"Together with Block Solutions, we are proud to help improve operational efficiency at University Hospitals Bristol. This implementation represents one of the many NHS Trusts realising the benefits of RTLS to streamline processes and enhance hospital operations," said Alan Heath, Director at AeroScout.

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.

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