RESTON, VA, Aug. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Ekahau Inc., the high-performance leader in Wi-Fi based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), announced today that it has been chosen as a preferred provider by the Premier alliance. This enables Premier member hospitals to acquire Ekahau's high performance Real Time Location System at specially negotiated member rates. Ekahau RTLS is being used by over 400 healthcare facilities around the world and has a proven return-on-investment in under one year. A strong ROI combined with Premier discounts offers the Premier healthcare community new tools to save money and improve overall quality, safety and patient care.
Ekahau RTLS works with the hospital's existing Wi-Fi infrastructure with its patented algorithms and its unique ability to use both Wi-Fi and Infrared signals to enable a multitude of clinical applications, from enterprise-wide asset visibility to bed-level patient flow and process monitoring. Hospitals often begin by installing an RTLS system for tracking and managing their assets and subsequently add applications such as staff duress, patient flow and environmental monitoring.
The Ekahau RTLS system consists of Ekahau's RTLS Controller and Vision software applications that work with Ekahau's broad range Wi-Fi tags and sensors that are designed to be affixed to assets or to be worn by patients and staff members. Ekahau RTLS is capable of also tracking other Wi-Fi enabled devices such as smart pumps, wireless patient monitors, Wi-Fi telephones and mobile RFID and barcode readers without the need to use a tag or client software on these devices.
"We are honored to have been selected by the Premier Healthcare Alliance as a new member," said Tuomo Rutanen EVP of Sales & Marketing for Ekahau. "Our broad solution offering coupled with our collaboration with Premier, provides Premier members an easy way to leverage the benefits and returns that the Ekahau system can generate for all types of healthcare institutions."
Ekahau's contract with Premier starts August 1, 2012 and will be effective for three years.
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.
About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 84,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, 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 has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. https://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
SOURCE: Ekahau, Inc.
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