February 21, 2008 - AeroScout Inc. is launching a wireless Temperature Monitoring application, a solution designed for logging and alerting staff of temperature fluctuations for critical healthcare items and products over any standard Wi-Fi network.
The system is apart of AeroSuite’s Healthcare Visibility Suite.
Regulatory organizations, such as The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO), set stringent standards for daily or more frequent temperature monitoring in hospitals. Maintaining these standards for nursing, laboratory and pharmacy staff has traditionally been a manual process that is labor and time intensive and prone to errors, or has required expensive, single-purpose products, said AeroScout.
The Temperature Monitoring application, which is FDA-registered, utilizes the company’s Wi-Fi RFID tags with integrated temperature sensors, and a software module for logging and acting upon temperature data. The same tags and infrastructure can also be used for other visibility applications such as medical asset tracking and patient workflow improvement.
The tags are placed inside refrigerators, freezers and deep freezers that contain expensive and difficult to replace items such as vaccines, pharmaceuticals, tissues, blood bags, organs and patient test results. The tags are made to wirelessly and automatically send temperature readings over a standard Wi-Fi network to AeroScout’s MobileView software. If the temperature of the cooling unit exceeds or goes below a set threshold, an alert is triggered and sent to hospital staff. Temperature-triggered alerts can be sent to hospital staff and all information including temperature logs, alerts and corrective actions are stored in AeroScout MobileView. Users can generate reports and analyze temperature trends and deviations, said the company.
AeroScout will demonstrate its wireless Temperature Monitoring Solution in booth #2335 at the HIMSS 2008 Conference, Feb. 24-28 at in Orlando, FL.
For more information: www.aeroscout.com