Premier Healthcare Alliance Selects AeroScout as Exclusive Wi-Fi-Based Vendor for RFID Asset Tracking and Management Solutions

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - September 2, 2009 - Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing unit of the Premier healthcare alliance has selected AeroScout's healthcare visibility solutions as the exclusive Wi-Fi-based RFID solutions for Premier's member hospitals. Premier, a quality and cost improvement alliance of more than 2,200 U.S. hospitals and 63,000 other healthcare sites, awarded a three-year contract to AeroScout as a preferred provider for RFID Asset Tracking and Management Solutions. AeroScout solutions provide visibility into the location, status and condition of assets, patients and staff throughout all hospital departments. AeroScout is already the chosen solution for hundreds of hospitals and is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association.

"Premier is proud to offer RFID solutions that drive key benefits for hospital organizations, such as ensuring regulatory compliance, improving patient safety, reducing capital and operational expenditures, increasing staff efficiency and enhancing patient care," said Mike Alkire, President of Premier Purchasing Partners.

AeroScout's healthcare solutions include real-time Asset Management, Equipment Maintenance, Humidity & Temperature Monitoring, Workflow & Resource Management and Patient & Staff Safety. These applications all employ AeroScout's industry-leading technology that leverages clients' existing Wi-Fi infrastructure and integrates with most healthcare IT software systems. AeroScout solutions serve the needs of clinical staff, IT management, clinical engineers, biomedical engineers, materials management, laboratory staff, pharmacy personnel and many other hospital users.

Gabi Daniely, VP of marketing and product strategy at AeroScout, said "AeroScout offers a broad range of solutions that will enable Premier member hospitals to leverage their existing investments in standard Wi-Fi networks by offering them a true hospital-wide visibility solution that is cost effective and easy to deploy."

AeroScout addresses the entire set of visibility application requirements of hospital organizations in the most comprehensive and cost efficient manner. With AeroScout's robust and scalable Unified Asset Visibility solution, hospital organizations can work with a single, proven provider and implement one platform for all current and future asset, patient and staff visibility needs, including:

  • Enterprise-wide asset and people tracking
  • Room-level separation
  • Bay-level (sub-room) resolution
  • Chokepoint detection
  • Condition monitoring - both temperature and humidity
  • Indoor and outdoor tracking
  • Passive RFID applications
  • Integration to mobile equipment
  • Integration to a wide variety of hospital information systems

"We're honored to be selected by Premier to serve the needs of its hospital members," continued Daniely. "Our partnership with Premier promotes the benefits of our offering and demonstrates why AeroScout leads the market. Our solutions enable healthcare organizations to reduce capital and operational expenses while continuing to improve quality of care."

 

About Premiere Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,200 U.S. hospitals and 63,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Premier has offices in San Diego, Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington. Follow Premier on Twitter.

 

About AeroScout

AeroScout is the 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 global customer base consists of leading hospital, manufacturing 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 and tags shipped. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, AeroScout has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America. For more information, please visit http://www.aeroscout.com.

AeroScout is a registered trademark of AeroScout, Inc. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information is subject to change without notice.

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