Additional Healthcare Solutions
The optimal value of a healthcare visibility solution comes from having a single platform that addresses all of a healthcare organization’s needs and applies consistent business rules across them in the most cost effective manner. AeroScout's Real-Time Visibility Solution is the only platform able to provide true enterprise visibility over a single infrastructure, combining a wide variety of information about valuable mobile assets, including location (indoor and outdoor RTLS), status and condition (sensors and telemetry). This enables healthcare organizations to choose the technology that is best for them, and to utilize multiple visibility applications over a single unified Wi-Fi network. AeroScout has integrated many technologies, such as GPS and Passive RFID, into its healthcare solutions.
GPS and Wi-Fi Solutions
The AeroScout T6 GPS Tag is a first of its kind solution that combines GPS and Wi-Fi to improve operations in large, outdoor environments. The tag is a battery-powered, wireless device that uses GPS to determine location and standard Wi-Fi to transport asset location and other valuable information to the customer’s Wi-Fi network.
This provides an ideal solution for healthcare organizations that need accurate location information for asset management in outdoor areas with minimal or basic Wi-Fi coverage. The solution is ideal for disaster preparedness and mass casualty events that require tracking of assets in real-time without the setup of a location network.
Passive RFID Solutions
Some solutions deployed by a hospital may require a combination of Active RFID and Passive RFID for asset tracking and management. By combining both technologies into a single unified solution, customers can track assets of all sizes and types across facilities, from a single interface, and act simultaneously on all of this information.
In hospitals, there is significant value in implementing hybrid RFID systems. Wi-Fi Active RFID is well suited for tracking medical devices (such as infusion pumps, beds and wheelchairs), patients and staff throughout the entire hospital campus by leveraging the existing Wi-Fi network. Whereas Passive RFID is appropriate for tracking small instruments in OR departments, specimen tracking, consumable tracking (such as syringes and masks for inventory management purposes), capital assets (such as high value artwork or furniture) and even endoscopes moving throughout the facility.
Passive RFID and Active RFID may also be used in concert. For example, clients can determine the real-time location of passive tagged assets (such as boxes of supplies delivered to a certain department) based on the Wi-Fi location of the Mobile Reader at the point of scanning.