Fastest-growing Real-Time Location Systems(RTLS) company attributes 1,042 percent revenue growth to its innovative Clinical-Grade Visibility Solutions™, which enable workflow efficiencies, cost reductions, and improved patient care in healthcare.
(Newtown, PA – November 20, 2013) — CenTrak announced today that it ranked No.129 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™– a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.
“The 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 companies are exemplary cases of those spurring growth in a tough market through innovation,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “This year’s list is a who’s who of companies behind the most exciting and innovative products and services in the technology space. We congratulate the Fast 500 companies and look forward to what they do next.”
Overall, 2013 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 137 percent to 208,897 percent from 2008 to 2012. CenTrak grew 1,042 percent during this period.
CenTrak’s President and CEO, Dr. Ari Naim, credits the company’s 1,042 percent revenue growth to the demand for its innovative Clinical-Grade Visibility Solutions. During a period of increasing financial pressureon the healthcare industry,CenTrak’sRTLS is essential because it addresses workflow inefficiencies and generates cost reductions, while improving patient care. These benefits, in addition to being awarded several large accounts, have helped CenTrak achieve the title of fastest growing healthcare RTLS provider. In fact, the largest implementation in the industry is currently being deployed as a result of the US Department of Veteran Affairs decision to standardize on CenTrak’s RTLS. The VA deployment began this year and will include 152 medical centers, all of its major outpatient pharmacies and 1,400 ancillary clinics.

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The verdict is in: CenTrak has been named one of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500! With 1,042% growth, we’ve been ranked #129 out of top 500 companies. For a complete list of the ranked fastest growing technology companies, visit www.Fast500.com. Want to learn more about the program and what it takes to make the list? More information can be found here, in the Fast 500 Winner’s Brochure, which provides an overview as well as details regarding growth percentage and industry-specific lists of ranked companies. You can also find how we fared in relation to the other companies by industry- specific list “communications/ networking” (we’re in the top 10 for this category!).
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Stephanie Toronidis, Marketing Coordinator
Whether it is in our cars, phones or tablets, using some form of GPS has become second (perhaps first) nature, especially with the growth of social media platforms, take Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Google+ which all have opt-ins for location tracking. You can keep up with where your friends are as they upload pictures or write posts or even when they are on the go, “checking in” to stores, restaurants or airports no matter which town, state or country they might find themselves. Although these are some of the more trivial use cases of GPS, the point is there is a growing consumer expectation for location awareness. Similarly in healthcare, there is an increasing expectation and market need for indoor tracking, using technology synonymous to indoor GPS, called RTLS, or real-time locating systems. Healthcare facilities are increasingly adopting these types of systems to keep tabs of all of their critical assets (including people) to maintain patient and staff safety, increase satisfaction of patients and caregivers and streamline workflow to increase throughput.

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Stephanie Toronidis, Marketing Coordinator Adam Peck, Director of Marketing
Every day, millions of Americans put their physical wellbeing in the hands of the US healthcare system. With this in mind, it can be alarming that 1 out of every 20 hospitalized patients will acquire a healthcare-associated infections (HAI).
According to a recent article published by Internal Medicine News, the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recorded 440,000 adult patients affected by HAIs in 2009, which cost the healthcare industry $9.8 billion. Among those documented were SSI, CLABSI, CAUTI, VAP and CDF, the top five most frequently occurring and costly HAIs. Interestingly enough, these were also the most preventable and well-monitored.
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  • Surgical Site infection (SSI)
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI)
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)
  • Clostridium difficile (CDF/cdf”, or “C. diff ) infection
As noted in the article, the “Five top hospital-acquired infections cost billions,” anywhere from half to three-quarters of all nosocomial infections documented in 2009 could have been avoided through the use of technology and infection control best practices.
Two applications which healthcare leaders should explore more closely are location-based infection prevention technologies are hand-hygiene compliance monitoring and asset tracking/management. Both of these applications can help improve patient safety by alleviating the incidence of three of the top five HAIs: CLABSI, CAUTI and VAP.
According to the CDC’s Checklist for Prevention of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections, adhering to (World Health Organization (WHO) hand-hygiene best practices, sterilization of medical devices and the appropriate placement of clean versus soiled dressings are conventions integral to lowering cases of CLABSI. Increasing compliance in these areas can mean lowering device- and hygiene- related risk factors, helping to decrease HAIs.

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute recently installed CenTrak’s Clinical-Grade Real-Time Location System (RTLS) to transform their outpatient experience and help with optimizing patient flow processes. Shortening patient wait times, ensuring patient safety and satisfaction, as well as increasing the cancer center’s patient treatment capacity are among the benefits of the new solution.
Cancer treatment can be a daunting challenge for many patients, but optimizing clinical workflow is helping to enhance patients’ overall experience receiving treatment. New technologies are providing outpatient clinics with increased visibility and data needed to accelerate the overall treatment process, so patients can more quickly return to their normal routines. Read the full story here.
CenTrak doubles current office footprint and increases resources to support emerging need for efficient delivery of healthcare services.
(Newtown, PA – June 4, 2013) — Today, CenTrak, the leading provider of Clinical-Grade Locating™ technologies, announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters in Newtown, Pennsylvania to support continuing company growth. The local move will allow CenTrak to expand customer support, research and development, and client services, as well as add implementation teams. These enhancements will enable CenTrak to keep up with demand for its battery-operated asset management, patient tracking, staff locating, workflow, and compliance monitoring solutions. The new office more than doubles the footprint of CenTrak’s current facilities and also provides space for its anticipated continued growth.

Recently, CenTrak was chosen as the exclusive RTLS provider to HP Enterprise Services for their $543 million contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA’s standardization on CenTrak’s Clinical-Grade Locating™ infrastructure in all of its 152 medical centers is expected to further accelerate industry adoption. In addition, CenTrak has enjoyed triple-digit annual increases in revenue from its commercial business. To ensure exceptional customer and partner support, CenTrak has recently doubled the number of its employees in implementation services, marketing, engineering, client services and operations.

“We are grateful to our partners and customers for the confidence they have shown in us, demanding excellence in the systems we deliver and maintain,” said CenTrak CEO Ari Naim. “The expanded facility provides much needed space for our growing team and reflects the significant role RTLS is playing in making our healthcare system more efficient.”
The new headquarters for CenTrak is located at 125 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA 18940.

About CenTrak

CenTrak® is the leading provider of precise, versatile, and cost-effective location solutions for healthcare. CenTrak’s Clinical-Grade Visibility™ platform delivers unmatched accuracy, speed, performance and power-efficiency making it a smarter technology investment. CenTrak’s Gen2IR™ technology delivers certainty-based location data, a requirement for workflow and other key healthcare management applications. CenTrak is currently deployed at hundreds of world-class healthcare facilities in the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. www.centrak.com

Clinical-Grade Locating™, Clinical-Grade RTLS™, and CenTrak® are registered trademarks of CenTrak Inc.
The VA selects CenTrak’s Clinical-Grade RTLS™ infrastructure in a $543 million federal contract to drive multiple equipment and clinical applications across all of its 152 medical centers and 1,400 ancillary clinics.
(Newtown, PA – March 4, 2013) — CenTrak today announced the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has chosen its active-RTLS infrastructure to location-enable all of the VA’s hospitals, clinics and consolidated mail outpatient pharmacies as a subcontractor to HP. CenTrak’s enterprise-wide RTLS infrastructure will automate the management of hundreds of thousands of mobile medical devices, impacting availability, utilization, shrinkage and patient safety. The Clinical-Grade Locating™ technology facilitates many workflow improvements including mobile medical equipment utilization, sterile processing efficiency, and monitoring temperature-sensitive consumables. Possible future RTLS applications could address patient wander prevention, hand hygiene compliance and high acuity (OR and ED) workflow.
The VA has developed a reputation for setting important healthcare IT standards. The concept of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) was a direct result of the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA). The VA developed the first automated data processing systems with extensive clinical and administrative capabilities. It later received the Computerworld Smithsonian Award for best use of Information Technology in Medicine.
CenTrak seamlessly integrates with Cisco’s Mobility Services Engine (MSE) and Context Aware Services API to create a high performance real-time-location solution that leverages the Cisco Wi-Fi network. CenTrak is a “Registered Developer” in the Cisco Developer Network (CDN) Program and interoperates with various technologies in the Wireless Networking Group of Cisco Systems. “CenTrak’s ability to offer cost-effective, high-performance Clinical-Grade Locating using our Wi-Fi network architecture has greatly expanded the utility of our networks to many new clinical use-cases,” said Chris Spain, Vice President of Product Marketing for the Wireless Networking Group at Cisco.
CenTrak’s Clinical-Grade RTLS™ will be featured at HIMSS13 in booth #4119.
The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers. With offerings such as Centrak’s Clinical-Grate RTLS, customers can more quickly deploy a broad range of Cisco Compatible business applications, devices, or services that can enhance the capabilities, performance, and management of their Cisco network. For more information on the interoperability of CenTrak’s Clinical-Grade RTLS solution go to:https://marketplace.cisco.com/catalog/companies/centrak-inc

About CenTrak

CenTrak® is the leading provider of precise, versatile, and cost-effective location solutions for healthcare. CenTrak’s Clinical-Grade Visibility™ platform delivers unmatched accuracy, speed, performance and power-efficiency making it a smarter technology investment. CenTrak’s Gen2IR™ technology delivers certainty-based location data, a requirement for workflow and other key healthcare management applications. CenTrak is currently deployed at hundreds of world-class healthcare facilities in the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. www.centrak.com

Clinical-Grade Locating™, Clinical-Grade RTLS™, and CenTrak® are registered trademarks of CenTrak Inc.
New Hand Hygiene Compliance System further demonstrates The Medical City’s leading-edge accredited healthcare operations are truly unmatched in Southeast Asia.
(Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines – January 9,2013) –The Medical City (TMC), one of the leading JCI accredited healthcare organizations in the world, has announced the successful deployment of a location-enabled, real-time hand hygiene compliance tracking solution. Adhering to the World Health Organization (WHO) five moments for hand hygiene is widely accepted as the best way to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). However, sustaining hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers has remained elusive in many healthcare facilities, primarily due to the lack of real-time monitoring and corrective action. TMC has now established a reliable and sustainable solution to increase compliance of the facility’s hand hygiene protocols through the use of a world-class Real-Time Hospital Measurement System™(RTHMS™).
Excelion Technology Inc. (Mississauga,ON, CAN) and CenTrak®, Inc. (Newtown, PA, USA), empowered The Medical City totripleitshand hygiene compliance bythethirdmonth of the 22-bed ICU project. As a result, hospital acquired infections (HAIs) in the ICUdecreased by48% compared to the same period the previous year. Furthermore,TMC experienced significant reductions to average length of patient stay (LOS). These accomplishmentswere achieved by deploying Excelion’s Real-Time Hospital Measurement System™(RTHMS™).
The Real-Time Hospital Measurement System™combinesExcelion’s proprietary Accreditrack™ software with Lean process transformationconsulting andreal-time locating technology. Hand hygiene compliance is measured by using the WHO hand hygiene guidelines.TMC adherence to WHO protocols can now be tracked, aggregated and displayedin real-time through theAccreditrack™ software suite.Hand hygiene events are measured using CenTrak’s Second Generation Infrared (Gen2IR™) tags worn by caregivers, and the information is relayed wirelessly to the Accreditrack™ system for real-time analysis. If a caregiver misses a hand hygiene opportunity, the caregiver is immediately reminded by an audible alert on their tag. To ensure successful and sustainable culturalchange, Excelion also implements Lean Healthcare methodology to map and transformTMC’s hand hygiene compliance procedures for improved outcomes.
“The Medical City is extremely proud to have installed the most advanced technologies to ensure the safety of all of our patients and staff members. Not only do we offer world-class facilities, cutting-edgeequipment, distinguished medical staff and rigorous patient care processes, but we can now demonstrate our support for improved patient safety initiatives, such as protecting patients and staff from hospital acquired infections (HAIs)”, saidDr. Jose Acuin, Medical Quality Improvement Director, The Medical City. “This, indeed, further strengthens The Medical City’s stature as a medical destination of choice in the Philippines,”he added.
“The installation is a remarkable accomplishment for Excelion Technology. Without the full support of The Medical City team, we could not have delivered this best-in-class enterprise hand hygiene compliance solution. CenTrak’s patented Gen2IR location infrastructure served as the backbone for our Real-Time Hospital Measurement System™.We selected CenTrak because of its industry-leading accuracy, performance and battery life. We are looking forward to leveraging our success to deploy Lean healthcare initiatives in other areas at The Medical City. Together with the Hospital, we are already installing our Real-Time Hospital Measurement System™ in TMC’s Acute Care Stroke Unit (ACSU) as the next phase of our largerinfection control solution,” said Nestor Cruz, CEO, Excelion Technology.
About The Medical City

The Medical City (TMC) is a tertiary care hospital in the Philippines with over forty years of experience in hospital operation and administration. Its world-class health care complex in Ortigas Avenue, Pasig Cityannually serves some 40,000 in-patients and 400,000 out-patients from the Philippines and other countries. TMC has a medical staff of over 1,000 physicians who are established experts in their various fields of specialization and by some 2,200– strong allied medical, administrative and support services.The Ortigas hospital serves as a hub for 17 satellite outpatient clinics and 4 other hospitals in the provinces and Guam. As a healthcare innovator and leader, TMC has pioneered in robotic-assisted surgery, stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, leukemia and lymphoma management, customized wellness, liver transplantation and telecardiology.At the heart of TMC’s service philosophy are new paradigms of hospital care addressing the entire continuum of health needs, and the patient as an equal, informed and empowered partner in the pursuit and preservation of health. TMC is one of the few hospitals in the Philippines accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s most prestigious accrediting body for international health care organizations.

About Excelion Technology
Excelion Technology Inc.is the first to provide a Real-Time Hospital Measurement System™(RTHMS™) for the healthcare industry. The combination of Excelion’s proprietary and highly scalable Accreditrack™ software suite, sensing system deployments, and Lean process improvement expertise enables the automated measurement of key hospital performance indicators. Excelion provides continuous visibility into key hospital processes such as hand hygiene compliance, infection control, and patient flow to drive measureable and sustainable change. Excelion’s Real-Time Hospital Measurement System™ acts as a hospital’s “air-traffic-control”, providing unparalleled visibility where none existed before.
Real-Time Hospital Measurement System™ and Accreditrack™ are registered trademarks of Excelion Technology Inc.

About CenTrak

CenTrak® is the leading provider of precise, versatile, and cost-effective location solutions for healthcare. CenTrak’s Clinical-Grade Visibility™ platform delivers unmatched accuracy, speed, performance and power-efficiency making it a smarter technology investment. CenTrak’s Gen2IR™ technology delivers certainty-based location data, a requirement for workflow and other key healthcare management applications. CenTrak is currently deployed at hundreds of world-class healthcare facilities in the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. www.centrak.com

Clinical-Grade Locating™, Clinical-Grade RTLS™, and CenTrak® are registered trademarks of CenTrak Inc.