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