UK hospital trials iPads on WLAN, but loves wireless asset tracking

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust in London has become the first pediatric hospital in the UK to adopt iPads for e-prescribing and medication management, and currently is running a pilot in a ward specializing in renal medicine. But, as E-Health Insider reports, the hospital's IT director is more excited about other wireless technologies, particularly an AeroScout asset-tracking system. "We've seen so many benefits from using the system already. When we first switched it on, we tagged a TPN pump, left it and went for lunch," Mark Large says. "When we came back, the system said the pump was over the other side of the hospital in the nurses' quarters. We thought it was broken. But we drilled down and there the pump was, hidden in the back of a cupboard." Interview