Navigation Links
Radianse Announces Real-Time Tracking of Emory ED Staff and Patients to Trace and Contain Infectious Disease Spread
Date:4/2/2009

Radianse Smart Sense technology assures hospital will know where and when patients and staff interact, giving hospital a way to see, analyze and respond to influenza transmission patterns

ATLANTA, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Radianse, Inc. today announced that the Emergency Department (ED) of Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, is using the Radianse real-time location system (RTLS) with Smart Sense technology to know early and reliably where, when and with whom patients and staff have interacted.

According to Douglas Lowery-North, MD, vice chair of clinical operations for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory Healthcare and lead investigator of the tracking project, Emory is in the midst of a multi-year initiative to establish a Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance. The hospital is gathering and using real-time location information to better understand and control the spread of influenza. Researchers will then apply what they've learned to create best practices across infection control.

"Our work requires that we measure interactions among ED patients and staff to the second and do so consistently and without disruption to care," says Lowery. "We use the data in a number of ways, notably to quickly and accurately identify and contain infectious disease."

"Radianse immediately understood the challenge and how to enable this use model," said Steve Schiefen, Radianse, "because this is precisely the level of complex problem that Radianse Reveal is designed to help solve. To be able to accurately and discreetly track the patient/provider interaction is a fundamental tool for this type of research. We built our platform and applications from the ground up to gather sophisticated intelligence around identity, time, location and context -- intelligence that helps hospitals improve clinical effectiveness."

Radianse will demonstrate this and other ways to use its RTLS for data collection, analysis and automated response at the HIMSS 09 Annual Conference & Exhibition, in Chicago, April 4-9, 2009, booth #3416.

Emory University Hospital Midtown's ED staff members wear small, Radianse active-RFID tags; patients receive a wearable badge at admission. Behind-the-scenes, the Radianse RTLS recognizes and records whenever patients and staff have a "meaningful" interaction, defined by Emory and easily programmed in the Radianse Smart Sense alerts application as "within one meter of distance, for 30 seconds or longer."

This real-time interaction data is combined with clinical data: when patient diagnosis is influenza, or another infectious disease, the hospital is able to identify and thwart potential spread, analyze patterns of transmission and intervene as appropriate to protect patients and the health of employees.

Meeting healthcare standards

The Radianse active-RFID tags used by the hospital are comfortable to wear, cleanable to stringent healthcare standards and operate even if covered, for example, by a patient's hospital gown or blanket.

About Radianse

Radianse (http://www.radianse.com) provides a healthcare real-time location system that safely and accurately tracks patients, staff and equipment to room-level.

    Contact:

    Maureen Deiana
    The Deiana Group
    508-234-8503
    maureen@deianagroup.com

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Radianse, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Medical International Technology Inc. "MIT" Announces that it has received a US Patent for its Needle-Free Jet-Injector
2. Helen of Troy Limited Announces Closing of Global Infusium Brand Acquisition From Procter & Gamble
3. HealthEdge(R) Announces Systems Integration Partnership With maxIT Healthcare
4. InVitria Announces Launch of Recombinant Albumin for Diagnostics
5. CVS Caremark Announces Results of Annual Employer Survey Validating Proactive Pharmacy Care Approach
6. IntegriChain Announces Measurement of Retail Inventory(TM) (MRI) Analytic
7. Medical Nurse Training, Inc. Announces the Launch of Medicalnursetraining.com
8. Anesiva Announces Going Concern Opinion and Nasdaq Notice
9. BD Announces Live Webcast of Second Fiscal Quarter Earnings Conference Call
10. Novavax Announces Closing of $11 Million Common Stock Sale to Subsidiary of Cadila Pharmaceuticals
11. HealthSouth Announces Date of 2009 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: , Otomagnetics ... enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. Cisplatin and ... For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose limiting toxicity. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that ... for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & Ozzie Awards ... recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s program included ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, ... relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart ... , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... first interactive health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), ... patient education, today announce a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Vohra Chief ... advancements to physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians at ... of Wound Care." , "At many of these conferences we get to educate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: ... that developed an innovative way to use nonlinear optical ... delivery of new drugs. ... Dermatology Conference will show how researchers from BioPharmX and ... Medical School used a suite of imaging techniques in ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, ... has amplified its effort during National Breast Cancer ... hereditary cancer risks. ... Clinical Oncology calculated that more than 10 million ... inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance ... a medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An ... technology into a clinical solution to support the improvement of patient ... Innovative Design ... Wireless Solution ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: