World Wide Technology, a provider of supply chain solutions, and AeroScout, a provider of Wi-Fi-based Active RFID solutions, have announced the addition of Providence Health & Services to their healthcare customer portfolio.
World Wide Technology (WWT) and AeroScout have partnered to configure, install, train and support a Wi-Fi-based asset tracking and location solution at Providence’s Centralia location. Providence Health & Services (PH&S) is a 27 hospital, 46,000 employee system which operates in Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon and California.
The wireless asset tracking and location solution utilizes innovative Active RFID technology from AeroScout to improve equipment management and utilization, increase safety and patient throughput. It also provides data for analysis and reporting to improve regulatory compliance and reduce expenses. The AeroScout deployment will utilize Providence’s existing IT infrastructure and network investments, including its medical grade wireless network designed by Motion Computing and powered by Cisco Systems. The first phase of the Centralia project will track networked devices, such as laptops and tablets with potential future phases addressing medical equipment, patients and staff while also incorporating Passive RFID components for greater inventory control capabilities.