Ekahau's RTLS Real-Time Location System (RFID-over-Wi-Fi™) Helps Butler Health Deliver Fast and Personalized Patient Care

Ekahau Vision™ software and (RFID-over-Wi-Fi) badge tags provide patient location and status updates to help staff reduce patient wait times in the OR and surgery center, at Butler Memorial Hospital

RESTON, Va., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., the high-performance leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RFID-over-Wi-Fi™), announced today that Butler Health Systems in Butler, Pennsylvania is optimizing patient wait times and streamlining hospital workflows, using  Ekahau's real-time asset tracking and patient visibility solution.

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Butler Health System's flagship facility, Butler Memorial Hospital, uses several hundred Ekahau Wi-Fi badge tags and Ekahau Vision™ software to monitor patient locations and status as they make their way through the operating room (OR) and surgery center. Ekahau's badge tags are worn by patients and staff, enabling caregivers to monitor wait times between procedures and improve caregiver workflows and decision-making based on a patient's location and status. A patient's location can automatically trigger caregiver alerts related to patient care milestones and caregivers have the ability to instantly communicate with patients and families using badge-based messaging.

"Our mission at Butler Health Systems is to make a positive difference by providing compassionate, high quality care to patients and their families," said Roger Lutz, Director of Network Operations at Butler Health Systems. "To that end, Ekahau's RTLS solution provides location-based intelligence that helps our caregivers make better decisions and improve patient experience."

Leveraging the hospital's existing Wi-Fi network, Ekahau Wi-Fi tags are also used to locate medical assets throughout the hospital. Ekahau Vision™ software makes equipment searchable on web-based maps so that caregivers can quickly locate the equipment they need to reduce patient processing times.

"We are proud to help Butler Health Systems improve caregiver productivity while reducing patient wait times. Location-based business intelligence can improve patient experience and may support Accountable Care Organization (ACO) reimbursement models in the future," said Mark Norris, CEO of Ekahau.

About Ekahau Inc.  

Ekahau Inc. is the performance leader in providing Wi-Fi-based Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) and Wi-Fi planning and deployment tools. Ekahau RTLS with Ekahau Vision™ software and Wi-Fi-based smart tags give staff and managers unprecedented visibility into the location, condition and status of assets, people and workflows. Thousands of Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and other facilities rely on Ekahau's patented technology to reveal business intelligence that drives decision-making. Ekahau partners include leading wireless software developers, systems integrators and WLAN providers. Learn more about Business Intelligence Through Location at: www.ekahau.com  or on the Ekahau Blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Butler Health System

Butler Health System (BHS) is an independent community health system that provides health care services in nearly 30 locations throughout Western Pennsylvania. Consistently recognized for its quality of care, BHS is a network of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals, personally invested in the community, focused on providing individualized care for every patient treated. For more information: www.butlerhealthsystem.org

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