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Two Community Hospitals Install Real-time Location System to Consolidate User Interface and Database

This highly scalable, real-time location system (RTLS) solution can be used with bar codes and passive RFID tags for tracking and are read with a handheld scanner.

Challenge

This customer needed a state-of-the-art asset management system to track all hospital-owned portable medical equipment for their two newest community hospitals. The objective was to have a single user interface to manage all serialized equipment to track location and use patterns. The customer also wanted a single database that could be used to track devices for service and preventative maintenance.

Solution

WWT provided a highly scalable, real-time location system (RTLS) solution that can be used with bar codes and passive RFID tags that are read with a handheld scanner. In addition, assets can be tracked via active Wi-Fi tracking tags that use wireless access points located throughout the hospitals to track the devices in real time.

Conclusion

The customer will achieve its objective of having a robust, easy-to-use, single database that can track and validate serialized medical equipment via bar codes, RFID and Wi-Fi tags.