Moscow State University (MSU) Hospital Lomonosov, in Russia, has installed Ekahau real time location systems (RTLS) in the hospital building and adjacent teaching facilities.
The installation forms part of MSU’s initiative to leverage RTLS, RFID and wireless sensor networks to improve the overall supply chain, patient care operations and safety management.
Healthcare teaching facilities will use the RTLS for real-time location and work-flow intelligence around assets and staff requests for assistance.
The 300 bed in-patient facility, which also treats around 400 out-patients a day, will leverage the Ekahau RTLS to track and monitor vital medical possessions on campus.
MSU information technology director Sergey Vasuk said: "Upon reviewing different options, Ekahau was chosen because of its unique offering. Ekahau RTLS was easy to install, yet provided the services and performance required."
Ekahau RTLS badges will allow the hospital staff to request immediate location-enabled assistance and immediately communicate, in the occurrence of a patient or staff emergency.
The Ekahau system, deployed in collaboration with Ubitel, uses hospitals’ active Wi-Fi networks for staff and asset identification, wireless alarming and mechanised work-flow related communications capabilities.
Ekahau marketing EVP Tuomo Rutanen said: "We are proud to have been selected by MSU because we share their vision of leveraging RTLS to improve operational efficiency and ensure the safety of all stakeholders."