flow, safety and satisfaction.
(Newtown, PA – February 21, 2014) — CenTrak today announced availability of the healthcare industry’s first scalable single-use patient tag. The development of this technology was driven by demand from leading hospitals and solution providers who are determined to improve the efficiency and safety of patient care. The ultra-thin, low-cost, and waterproof device leverages the same core Clinical-Grade RTLS® technology that is already deployed in over 450 healthcare facilities. CenTrak customers, including the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ 152 medical centers and 1,400 clinics, can now experience all of the benefits of patient tracking – including improved capacity management, workflow automation, increased ED throughput, and enhanced patient safety and security – via the cost-effective solution. Utilization of CenTrak’s single-use patient tag, which can be discarded or recycled, eliminates concerns associated with the cost of tag loss and complexities of tag reuse. The device enables the first scalable patient tracking solution that can be affordably implemented enterprise-wide, even across large, complex acute care organizations.
CenTrak’s single-use patient tag is fully waterproof and its slim design allows it to “invisibly” fit on a standard hospital-issued patient ID wristband (see included image). There is no need to purchase additional wristband accessories, minimizing changes to current patient admissions and discharge procedures. The devices are interoperable with CenTrak’s battery-powered, certainty-based components and meet Clinical-Grade Locating™ standards, including accuracy at the room-, bed-, and bay-level. Tags will be available to hospitals through a limited number of approved CenTrak partners.
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