Ekahau – A Preferred Provider of Real-Time Location Solutions – Is Awarded an Agreement with the Premier Healthcare Alliance
RESTON, Virginia, August 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Ekahau Inc., the high-performance leader in Wi-Fi based Real Time Location Systems
(RTLS), [http://www.ekahau.com/products/real-time-location-system/overview.html ]
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
[http://www.ekahau.com/solutions/healthcare/ekahau-patient-safety-solution.html ] 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
Ekahau’s contract with Premier starts August 1, 2012 and will be effective for three
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
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SOURCE Ekahau Inc.