RESTON, Va., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., the high-performance leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RFID-over-Wi-Fi) announced today that Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida deployed its proximity-based geo-messaging solution to improve coordination of patient care and communications between nurses and physicians in the hospital's Behavioral Health Unit.
At the start of each shift, Flagler's caregivers wear Ekahau's active RFID badges and if assistance is needed, they simply press one of two badge buttons so that nearby co-workers receive their help request, displayed on the badge LED as a text message. Unlike pagers and intercom systems, Ekahau's geo-messaging solution requests help from those individuals closest to the initiator, and therefore most likely to quickly respond. Ekahau badges also save time by displaying the location of the caregiver requesting assistance and eliminating the need for map look-ups. Caregivers can also search for other employees on real-time, web-based floor plans, using Ekahau Vision™ software.
"We're pleased that the Ekahau geo-messaging solution is streamlining caregiver workflows at Flagler Hospital," said Mark Norris, President and CEO of Ekahau. "By messaging those who are near them, busy caregivers can spend less time securing help and more time with patients."
Ekahau Inc. is the performance leader in providing Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) using RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ technology. Ekahau RTLS includes the Ekahau Vision™ business intelligence software platform and active RFID tags and Wi-Fi badges, which give staff and managers unprecedented visibility into the location, condition and status of assets, people and workflows. Thousands of Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and other facilities rely on Ekahau's patented technology to reveal business intelligence that drives decision-making. Ekahau partners include Aruba, Ascom, Cisco, HP, IBM, Schneider Electric and other leading wireless software developers, systems integrators and WLAN providers. Learn more about Business Intelligence Through Location at: www.ekahau.com or on the Ekahau Blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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