HealthCarion and Ekahau replace a legacy cable-connected Nurse-Call
System with a WLAN Nurse-call System at the Bad Eilsen Nursing Home
RESTON, VA, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - HealthCarion GmbH, a provider of
software solutions for nursing homes and hospitals, has installed the
HealthCarion PLG (Patient Location Guard) software-based nurse-call system in Désirée House at the D&D GmbH's
senior residence and nursing home. Ekahau, the market leader in
real-time locating systems (RTLS), supplied the Wi-Fi Tags for patents
and staff, as well as the WLAN locating system. Whenever a dangerous situation arises, residents of the home can
wirelessly call for help and the solution can also provide the patients
The nurse-call system, which was developed by HealthCarion, was
installed and integrated into the existing information systems in just
two weeks' time. The nursing home's residents wear Ekahau wristband
tags that enable them to call for help from any location in the event
of an emergency or even if they have fallen to the floor. Ekahau Wi-Fi
Pagers automatically notify caregivers about the resident's exact
location so that assistance can be provided quickly.
HealthCarion's nurse-call system quickly and simply confirms the receipt
of the alarm on the caregivers mobile device. A built-in module
analyzes the alarms and the calls in order to optimize the care process
and if required, provides process verification. The patient wandering
protection feature monitors people in high-risk groups, for example
patients suffering from dementia. Other functions such as staff
assistance calls, technical alarms or anti-theft (e.g. for wheelchairs)
alarms are also available without additional installation labor. These
features are simply turned on by activating those functions inside the
The solution complies with all legal guidelines and the recommendations
stipulated by German DIN VDE 0834 standards without relying on legacy
"The nurse-call system delivered by HealthCarion GmbH was installed and
put into operation very quickly and without the need for any major
construction," said Mrs. Maffert, Managing Director at Désirée. "The
option to deploy wandering patient protection and staff-assistance
calls in the existing system was one of the main reasons why we opted
for this solution"
"The nurse-call system developed by HealthCarion GmbH provides us with a
high degree of security because our residents no longer need to go to
stationary call buttons in order to call for help. Patients can request
assistance from anywhere in the building said Mrs. Paul, Director of
Care at Désirée. "We receive each call along with the current position
of the resident who is calling for assitance, so that we can get to
that patient as quickly as possible. Ekahau Wi-Fi Pagers are used to
notify our staff about triggered calls."
The solution consists of three key components:
The HealthCarion PLG (Patient Location Guard) nurse-call system, which leverages the WLAN-based location of each
resident (more information is available at http://www.healthcarion.de);
Standard WLAN access points. The system from Zyxel; (more information is
available at http://www.zyxel.com) covers the entire facility and can be used for other applications
such as telephony and Internet access for patents;
Ekahau Wi-Fi Tags for patients and staff member (T301W and T301BD tags)
as well as the Ekahau RTLS Controller which produces location and
status information on all of the tags in the facility (more
information is available at http://www.ekahau.com).
Headquartered in Berlin, HealthCarion GmbH develops and distributes
leading software solutions for the healthcare industry. The spectrum of
solutions available from HealthCarion GmbH ranges from the HealthCarion
Patient Location Guard security and communications solution to the
HealthCarion Patient Flow Management and process-guidance system for
Operating Rooms as well as solutions Emergency Departments and
Diagnostics Units in acute care horpitals.
All software solutions from HealthCarion GmbH rely on state of the art
technologies to determine the locations of individuals within
buildings, e.g. WLAN lZ\RTLS, RFID and ultrasound locating
technologies. HealthCarion GmbH's solution platform allows customers to
simultaneously deploy and use a broad range of locating technologies at
each client site. This enables the clients to deploy the optimal
locating technology for every application.
Mobile applications, such as ones developed for the iPhone and a variety
of dashboards are available to communicate relevant information to
A high-performance communications server is available for integration
into existing telecommunication systems, so that all HealthCarion
software solutions can be integrated into existing telephone systems.
For further information, please visit our homepage: http://www.healthcarion.de.
About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS
solutions. Ekahau's customers, including several Fortune 500 companies
worldwide, are realizing the benefits of Wi-Fi based location services
and innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization tools. Ekahau's solutions are being used in more than 300 hospitals around
the world, as well as by manufacturing, retail and industrial
companies, government agencies and the military. Ekahau partners
include wireless software developers, leading system integrators and
international OEM partners, who develop and market wireless enterprise
applications. Ekahau is a U.S.-based corporation, with headquarters in
Reston, VA, and other offices in Saratoga, CA; Helsinki, Finland;
Tokyo; and Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau, please visit http://www.ekahau.com.
SOURCE Ekahau, Inc.
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