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Check out the latest blogs from CenTrak’s subject matter experts in RTLS Solutions, Environmental Monitoring, Patient Safety, and Infection Control.

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  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Clinical Workflow
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  • Hand Hygiene Compliance
  • Infant Protection
  • Infection Control
  • Medical Scope Management
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  • Nurse Call Automation
  • Patient Tracking
  • Real-Time Location System (RTLS)
  • Resident Security
  • RFID
  • Staff Locating/Duress
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Tradeshow/Conference
  • Wander Management
  • Wayfinding

Keep Patients Informed, Comfortable, and Safe with Location Services

The patient experience that provides comfort and security makes being in the hospital feel a little closer to home. CenTrak recently hosted an online event to discuss how Healthcare organizations are looking for innovative ways to keep patients informed, comfortable, and safe. Enterprise Location Services, leveraging RTLS technology, helps hospitals deliver on their goal for […]

Improving Preparedness for Security Risks of Critical Medical Devices

The Department of Homeland Security and FDA recently disclosed that Urgent/11, a group of network protocol bugs, exists in a multitude of medical devices that use embedded operating systems with networking capabilities. Oftentimes, software deployed on medical devices is a diverse collection of open source code, licensed code, and stacks and libraries acquired from multiple […]

Expanding Your Nurse Call Automation System to Include Real-Time Tracking of Assets

Many healthcare facilities are using Location Services to automate nurse call cancellation and improve staff workflow. With this infrastructure in place, facilities can easily expand to include Asset Tracking and Management. Leveraging a Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) for assets provides efficient workflows related to loss prevention, equipment distribution & preventative maintenance. Challenges of Asset Management […]

Preventing Patient Emergencies and Enhancing Workflow with Smart Technology

In a recent article published by STAT, it was shared that hospital command centers, also known as central monitoring units, have been thriving nationally. These centers are meant to handle data-monitoring jobs such as calibrating staffing levels, maximizing bed capacity, and detecting the onset of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) – most notably sepsis. Central Monitoring […]

CenTrak Cares 2019 – Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

In 2017, CenTrak created the CenTrak Cares™ program dedicated to improving the quality of patient care in the communities we serve. Our charitable project, Locating a Cure for Cancer, has focused on a single Cancer Care organization each year, as well as provided special pricing for select cancer care construction projects. Last year, a devoted […]

Seamlessly Align Infant Security With Clinical Workflow

Hospitals take extra time and care to protect newborns from the time of their birth until they leave to go home, but there’s always more that can be done to protect their most vulnerable patients. Not only does increased infant security boost a hospital’s reputation, but it also gives peace of mind to the nursing […]

Increasing the Value of Your EMR with Patient Flow Solutions using RTLS

In a busy hospital or outpatient clinic, optimizing patient flow can be a challenge. Without enhanced patient visibility, throughput slows, wait times increase and overcrowding can occur. According to the American Hospital Association, poor patient flow stems from a lack of data and communication. Tracking patient flow in real-time through enterprise-wide location technology can show […]

Is Your Hospital Storing Vaccines Correctly?

An in-depth study by the U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) revealed a significant problem for the medical community — improper vaccine storage. The study, which focused on Vaccines for Children (VFC), a program led by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), found that more than 75 percent of the 45 VFC providers exposed […]

Location Data: Driving Clinical Efficiencies & Workflow HIMSS ’18

Peter Rodrigues, Senior Director of Field Sales Prior to my arrival at CenTrak four years ago, my career included 15-years of selling full-line diagnostic imaging in the radiology space. That being said, I am no stranger to working on a trade show floor.  Having attended over a dozen RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) shows […]

Freezer Failure – How to Protect Critical Biomedical Materials

Earlier this month, more than 2,000 frozen eggs and embryos were accidentally partially-thawed at an Ohio-based hospital fertility clinic. The accident was caused by an unexpected temperature fluctuation with the tissue storage bank where the specimens were stored in liquid nitrogen. The eggs and embryos were moved to a different cryotank but the incident has […]

Decreasing the Patient Length of Stay

How Decreasing Patient Wait Times and Length of Stay Can Lower Risk of Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Impact the Bottom Line. Patient length of stay (LOS) is one of the biggest issues facing hospitals today. The longer a patient stays in the hospital, the greater the risk they will develop a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) that they […]

Joint Commission: Citing of Hand Hygiene Noncompliance

  You may have seen a recent update from The Joint Commission regarding citations for noncompliance with hand hygiene standards. The update reads: Effective January 1, 2018, for all accreditation programs, any observation by surveyors of individual failure to perform hand hygiene in the process of direct patient care will be cited as a deficiency […]

Utilizing Location Technology to Help Protect Healthcare Staff

For Elise Wilson, it was just another day at her job as a nurse in the emergency room at a Massachusetts hospital. Suddenly, a man viciously attacked her, stabbing the 65-year-old and causing life-threatening injuries. Wilson survived, but her sad story calls attention to a need that often goes under the radar in hospitals — […]

CenTrak Donates RTLS Equipment to Students in Philadelphia

To foster future leadership in technology, CenTrak has donated a variety of its Real-Time Location System (RTLS) equipment to Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. The system will be used for student projects in the university’s Innovation Studio, as well as for safety protocol compliance and asset management in the chemistry lab and machine shop. Local […]

Manage Resident Wandering — Sundown Syndrome and How It Affects Senior Care

For caregivers dealing with residents who have sundowners syndrome, the end of the day can be a difficult and trying time. This common disorder has been a subject of increasing research, with doctors hoping to figure out the exact cause of sundowners syndrome and why it does not impact all assisted living residents with dementia. […]

The Secret to Gaining Staff Buy-in for RTLS

For many healthcare facilities, one of the biggest challenges of implementing a Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) is staff acceptance. What holds employees back from transitioning to RTLS? For some, it’s myths surrounding the safety of the technology; for others, it’s a lack of training by supervisors on what they will use the data for (where […]

Healthcare’s Hierarchy of Location Needs

Josette Weinstein, Marketing Manager In Psychology, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, often depicted as a pyramid, is a theory explaining people’s motivations to achieve certain needs. This concept revolves around the notion that some of these needs take precedence over others. Our most elementary need is for survival and is the earliest motivation of our behavior; […]

5 Things to Consider When Implementing a Real-Time Location System

Stacy Roberts, Marketing Manager RTLS is more than a way to “find your stuff.” Healthcare is beginning to view Enterprise Location Services as  a valuable utility, enabling  new workflow efficiencies and improvements to patient care. Selecting and deploying a Real-Time Location System may seem like a daunting undertaking.  Every facility has its unique array of […]

Location Data at HIMSS 2017: The Solution to Improving Patient Engagement and Clinical Workflow

George Sun Senior Director, Corporate Accounts HIMSS 2017 was the 22rd Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference that I’ve attended.  From a size of less than 2,000 attendees in 1991 to over 43,000 attendees this year, witnessing the growth of healthcare IT first hand has been astonishing.  There was so much to see and […]

How to Reduce Alarm Fatigue and Increase Patient Safety

Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator   We’ve all heard the story of the boy who cried wolf. Similar to the story, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses cites that between 72% and 99% of all clinical alarms are false. This high number of false alarms has led to a healthcare phenomenon known as alarm fatigue. Alarm […]

The Buzz about BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy in Healthcare

Wireless headphones, a cordless computer mouse, and even wearable fitness bands that stream data to our Smartphones are all ways that Bluetooth technology has impacted our lives today. While different types of wireless technologies have been used for decades in medical devices and healthcare, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a fairly recent innovation that is […]

Improving Resident Caregiver Satisfaction – How Visibility Technology Can Fight Against Staff Shortages

  This week, it was reported that the demand for new caregivers at assisted living communities is at an all-time high due to current staff shortages. As a result of a combination of extraordinary responsibility and a long list of duties, these resident communities are facing a lot of staffing changes and caregiver turnover. This […]

Automated Staff Duress and Panic Alerting Can Reduce Safety Woes

A doctor lost her life earlier at a behavioral health center in Dallas, Texas earlier this month after being tackled by one of her patients. The hospital had been in the process of relocating some of their patients due to some “safety woes.” A patient was upset to learn of his own impending relocation, leading […]

Safeguarding Blood Inventory: A Critical Component of Patient Care

Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator Editor’s Note: At the time this blog was written, the American Red Cross has declared an “emergency level” of needing blood donations. If you are interested in donating, please visit http://www.redcross.org/give-blood to find a blood drive near you.    Considered to be a hospital staple, blood is used in almost every department. To save lives, […]

Do More with Less Using RTLS – A Response to the Staffing Shortage in Healthcare

In April 2016, Healthcare Business News published an article on the staffing shortage crisis in America. The article suggests that the aging patient population increasing the demand for healthcare services as well as the number of healthcare workers entering retirement age are partially responsible for the shortfall. While the problem exists across the board for […]

Medical Scope Management: 3 dirty scopes, 16 infected patients

  Lisa Castore, Marketing Intern The LA Times recently released an article about 11 hospital patient deaths at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. The killer? Medical scope mismanagement. The outbreak began in January 2013 and continued until August 2015, resulting in 16 infected patients, including 11 who have since died. While only one of the 11 […]

Choosing the Most Advanced Healthcare Infant Security Solution

Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator Last week, Seton Medical Center Hays received one of the scariest threats a hospital can receive, an infant abduction warning. The Texas hospital was warned that at some point that week “unauthorized persons” would enter the hospital and leave with an infant in-hand. Luckily, no abduction attempt was ever made and […]

5 Lessons Learned when Implementing an Enterprise-Wide Real-Time Location System (RTLS)

We’ve asked a few of our top customers, “What advice would you offer to those implementing RTLS in their hospitals?” Read on to discover the top 5 lessons learned! 1. Form a steering committee/working group Before simply rolling out RTLS in your healthcare facility, create a steering committee or working group as a resource to […]

The New Money Back Guarantee for Unsatisfied Patients

How are hospitals like Geisinger enhancing the patient experience? Earlier this week, there was an interesting story on NBC nightly news regarding how Geisinger Health System is offering patients the ability to request their money back if they are not satisfied with their hospital stay. This “money-back guarantee” concept, which we are used to seeing […]

Improving Patient Care and Satisfaction: Next Phase of Healthcare IT at HIMSS 2016

  Steve Bollinger, Vice President of Sales The Healthcare Information Management System Society (HIMSS) conference is the Super Bowl™ of health IT. This year, there were over 50,000 registered attendees and exhibitors mostly from large healthcare organizations. The broad scope is impressive. HIMSS encompasses everything healthcare IT-related, and I mean everything. It’s easy to get […]

Measuring Hand Hygiene Compliance: Direct Observation vs. Electronic Monitoring

Stacy Roberts, Marketing Manager While proper hand hygiene is critical to preventing the transmission of many healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), compliance with hand hygiene guidelines among healthcare workers is very low – averaging 39%. Hospitals have traditionally measured hand hygiene compliance (HHC) of their healthcare workers through manual direct observation (DO). During the process, an observer is […]

Assisted Living Wandering Residents – Reasons & Management

  Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator A few weeks ago, an elderly woman died after wandering from a Minnesota assisted living facility barefoot in the middle of the night. When a facility caretaker noticed the woman was missing from her apartment, she immediately began searching for the missing resident and ultimately found her in the parking […]

How RTLS Technology is Enhancing the Patient Experience

Technology is evolving the world today as we know it. Most innovations are to help increase communications, advance customer interaction, and get product into the hands of the consumer faster, easier and more efficiently. Healthcare is at the forefront of utilizing advanced technology to help streamline processes and provide a more healing environment to patients. […]

Prevent Vaccine Product Loss with a Wireless Temperature Monitoring Solution

Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator As we approach the end of the year, people are busy thinking about holiday shopping, finishing up 2015 work projects, family parties, winterizing their homes, and of course seasonal winter treats and beverages. As we all prepare for the busy few weeks to come, there is of course, another force out […]

Optimized Patient Flow with Staff, Patient and Asset Tracking in the Emergency Department

The Emergency Room is one of the most active departments within a hospital. Patients come in during all times of the day and night with a variety of different illnesses or injuries. Throughout the various scores of events that take place, from Triage to departure, patients are moved around and seen by numerous hospital caretakers […]

What Level of RTLS Precision Does Healthcare Require?

Stacy Roberts, Marketing Manager RTLS and RFID technologies are becoming more prevalent in today’s hospitals. Healthcare facilities are finding that the location awareness of staff, patients, and equipment is a pivotal component of clinical efficiency and enhancing the patient experience. We oftentimes hear numerous healthcare executives and clinical staff members inquire about the level of […]

Real-Time Staff Locating Helps to Improve Efficiency and Staff Satisfaction

Gretchen Makela, Channel Marketing Partner A hospital’s clinical staff is the most valuable asset to their organization. They are the heart of the institution that makes the hospital run. A staff member’s time is spread thin between caring for patients, attending meetings, documenting information, and responding to calls and problems throughout the hospital. With so many […]

Resident Tracking is Superior to Security Cameras for Assisted Living Facilities

Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator Earlier this month, Illinois state legislation passed a new law that allows nursing homes to install surveillance cameras throughout their entire facility. While this new state law does not go into effect until January 1st 2016, Illinois has joined California, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico in their efforts to install […]

The Possibility of Eliminating HAIs Using Real-Time Tracking Technology

As today marks the last day of Sepsis Awareness month, we wanted to take this opportunity to discuss how real-time location systems (RTLS) can reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). HAIs are a major, yet often preventable, concern for our nation’s healthcare system. Due to factors such as insufficient application of hygienic practices and […]

Protect the Safety and Security of Healthcare Staff with a Duress and Panic Alert System

Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator Nurses are often described as the backbone of all hospitals and other healthcare facilities. They’re the people who spend most of their time bed-side with all different types of patients whom are often stressed-out, uncomfortable, and frustrated for having to be there. This type of scenario can sometimes lead to unsafe […]

RTLS vs RFID – The Common Misperception

Buzzing around the RTLS and Healthcare industry like we do, we often hear people use the words Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) interchangeably. If you’re one of them, don’t panic; it has been a common misperception throughout the years. While RFID and RTLS solutions are both classified as location-based services, the […]

Temperature and Environmental Monitoring Systems Prevent Vaccine Spoilage

        Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator In the past 60 years, vaccines have helped eradicate diseases and prevent more than 2.5 million deaths each year.1 However, the history of vaccines has been far from glamorous; mostly due to the recent controversy  that has caused vaccinations to be the hottest debate topic on parenting […]

Clinical-Grade Infant Security Systems Ensure Proper Matching of Mothers and Newborns

            This past January, a newborn baby boy was accidentally paired with the wrong mother at a private hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Unknowingly, the hospital staff brought the infant into the room of another baby’s parents for over 45 minutes. This maternity ward mix-up left the parents traumatized and they […]

Improving Patient Satisfaction with RTLS Enabled Nurse Rounding Programs

Tony Natale, Director of Strategic Partnerships “Trust, but verify” is a Russian proverb made famous by Ronald Reagan back during the late days of the Cold War. The expression came to mind as I was puzzling over HCAHPS scores and how a well-executed nurse rounding program can positively impact patient satisfaction – and yet I […]

CenTrak Joins the Fight Against Cancer by Participating in the Relay for Life

Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2015, an estimated 1,658,370 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States; of those diagnosed, over 35% of them will die from the disease. The most common forms of cancer are breast, lung and bronchus, prostate, colon and […]

Maintaining Patient Safety with Wireless Environmental and Temperature Monitoring

Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator                 Think for a moment about the various assets and products used for patient care in a hospital. From the blood bank, to the pharmacy, the OR, and even the clinical labs, maintaining proper, regulatory-recommended environmental conditions of the consumable products is a top […]

AAMI’s New Cleaning Standards Reduce Endoscope Infection Risk

Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator                             In February and March of 2015, hospitals were hurrying to address a deadly antibiotic-resistant superbug that threatened North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle. According to Charles Patrick David, MD, this superbug, Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), is […]

How to Protect Medical Assets that Require Strict Temperature Monitoring

Think for a moment about the various assets and products located throughout your hospital, clinic or resident care center: the pharmaceuticals, for instance, or the vaccines, or even the perishable food items. As far as your institution is concerned, do you know which of those products has the most financial value? Would it be damaging […]

RTLS: A Mainstream Solution for Healthcare

Vince Prosperi VP, Corporate Accounts In past years, real-time location systems (RTLS) booths at Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conferences were lightly visited by other vendors and curious provider representatives who happened to walk by. This year RTLS was a mainstream solution for the majority; it was a destination for many providers armed with […]

Our Resident Safety Solution Protects Your Alzheimer’s Unit

Adam Peck, Senior Director of Marketing   According to the Alzheimer’s Association, which is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and research, six out of every 10 people with dementia will wander. Six out of 10! Patient elopement and wandering, you might say, is an affliction that every Alzheimer’s unit needs to […]

Workshop Presents Healthcare Technologies to Improve Workflow

Josette Weinstein, Marketing Coordinator                 If you want the opportunity to expand your knowledge on the future of healthcare, the Essentials of Auto-ID, RFID, RTLS, and Wireless Technologies in Healthcare workshop will be held in Chicago on Sunday, April 12th. This workshop will present case studies on Auto-ID, […]

Manage Patient Elopement with a Real-Time Visibility Platform

Adam Peck, Senior Director of Marketing It may be accurate to refer to patient elopement, in which a cognitively or mentally impaired patient leaves a caregiving facility unnoticed, as the healthcare industry’s deepest secret. Indeed, patient elopement and wandering have become such serious issues that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have even […]

Protecting Your Most Precious and Valuable Assets

If you manage a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, obstetrics department or a pediatric department, you probably have one overriding worry: the possibility that an infant from your unit might be abducted on your watch, or perhaps mistakenly placed with the wrong mother. Either scenario is catastrophic. While infant abductions in U.S. hospitals are (thankfully) […]

CenTrak Supports Heart Health Awareness Month

Adam Peck, Senior Director of Marketing Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, CenTrak is proudly participating in American Heart Health Awareness Month.  On Saturday, February 21, CenTrak will be hosting a table for 10 at the HEARTS OF GOLD 30th […]

Contact Tracing & Effective Infection Prevention

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing   As a result of the recent Ebola outbreak, healthcare execs across the country and around the globe have been reevaluating the recording of their hospitals’ staff, patient and visitor interactions. Supporting and improving infection prevention best practices, as per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is imperative to both […]

Top 7 Benefits of Automating Contact Tracing

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing As we mentioned in our previous post, Contact Tracing & Effective Infection Prevention, Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) provide immediate or real-time tracking and management of medical equipment, staff and patients. RTLS and similar solutions are critical to taking proactive measures against the spread of infectious diseases. Accurate data means smarter, […]

Better Operations, Better Operating Rooms

Stephanie Toronidis, Marketing Coordinator Over the past year, the importance of the Internet of Everything and its relationship with big [real-time] data has created much buzz within healthcare, frequenting the likes of mHealth and healthIT forums.  So many discussions speak to the relevance of increased mobility of information as a means to revolutionize healthcare, as […]

CenTrak Recognized as Finalist among Emerging Technology Companies

Stephanie Toronidis, Marketing Coordinator This week we are honored to be attending the 21st Enterprise Awards black-tie gala, hosted by the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), KPMG, and Fairmount Partners. CenTrak has been recognized as a finalist for PACT’s 2014 Enterprise Awards in the Emerging Technology Companies category and look forward to meeting […]

CenTrak Wins PACT Emerging Technology Company of the Year Award

CenTrak is the proud WINNER of the PACT Emerging Technology Company of the Year title. CenTrak co-founders, Ari and Gideon Naim, photographed at the 21st Enterprise Awards black-tie gala below, hosted by the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), KPMG, and Fairmount Partners

Improving HCAHPS Scores Saves Healthcare Millions

Mansour Tannas, Director of Strategic Partnerships Tony Natale, Director of Strategic Partnerships Edited by: Stephanie Toronidis, Marketing Coordinator Automating Clinical Workflow Helps Hospitals Maximize Reimbursements Today, more than ever, HCAHPS1 funding is being considered as a viable source of revenue for hospitals, their CFOs taking into account both preventable funds lost and potential funds gained. […]

CenTrak CEO Nominated for SmartCEO’s Voltage Awards

CenTrak CEO, Ari Naim, has been nominated for SmartCEO’s Voltage Awards, recognized among other top leaders in technology in Philadelphia. The award ceremony takes place this Thursday, May 29th at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia. From the event site: “The Voltage Awards celebrate the ever-increasing role that technology plays in the business community and […]

TechNation Roundtable: Real-Time Locating Systems

CenTrak asset tag shown on IV pump. Photo credit: Tech Nation Dr. Israel Amir, CenTrak’s Chief Technology Officer, was recently featured by TechNation as a real-time locating systems expert, among other vendors and end-users. The discussion centered on real-time locating systems, discussing the opportunities of RTLS and what that means for the future of healthcare. “Making […]

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center wins 2 Intelligent Hospital Awards

CenTrak & Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Enterprise Visibility Team shown at HIMSS 2014 CenTrak would like to congratulate the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Enterprise Visibility Team (shown above) for their recent successes implementing both real-time location system and environmental monitoring solutions.Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s uses CenTrak’s Gen2 IR RTLS hardware and Intelligent […]

CenTrak’s Big News at HIMSS Annual Conference 2014

Tony Natale, Manager Strategic Partnerships Stephanie Toronidis, Marketing Coordinator CenTrak will bring its largest team ever to man our booth at the HIMSS Annual Conference 2014 in Orlando, FL next week. We look forward to meeting with current and future customers and partners to show off the new, transformational RTLS technology that we have developed […]

American emergency departments get a “D” for patient care

Stephanie Toronidis, Marketing Coordinator Many of us are familiar with the bad rap attributed to our emergency departments (ED). Anyone who has spent time in an Emergency Department waiting room might understand where this negative reputation stems, having experienced the ED’s inefficiencies first hand. In her article “Support for nation’s emergency medical care gets D-plus,” […]

The Internet of Everything for Healthcare is Already Here

Stephanie Toronidis, Marketing Coordinator The recent Economist post, “Technohyperbole,” takes a closer look at IT analyst Gartner’s annual “emerging technologies hype cycle” –a tech curve model which places new innovations on a timeline based on overall awareness, readiness/usability, and market penetration among other things. This year’s research places Big Data and the Internet of Everything […]

CenTrak Named Among Deloitte Technology Fast 500

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? […]

Indoor GPS for Hospitals Tracking and Locating in the New Age

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 […]

Location-Based Tech Solutions Increase Patient Safety and Prevention of HAIs

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 […]

Transforming the Outpatient Experience with Clinical-Grade RTLS

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 […]

Slowing Down Superbugs in Healthcare

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing Video from USA Today A recent news story from USA Today indicated that the healthcare industry faces a daunting challenge in the fight against CRE bacteria. “CRE bacteria are showing up in hospitals and other health care facilities across the country and there is virtually nothing to stop these ‘superbugs’ […]

Can RTLS help solve healthcare inefficiencies?

Healthcare Industry wastes $750 billion a year — roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar Adam Peck, Director of Marketing A study conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that the Healthcare industry wastes approximately $750 billion per year due to inefficiencies such as unnecessary services, excess administrative costs, and prevention failures. The IOM […]

The Importance of Wireless Temperature Monitoring in Healthcare

System failure is simply not an option. Adam Peck, Director of Marketing   CenTrak Temperature/Humidity Tag Today, nobody in healthcare would question the importance of a reliable temperature monitoring system. When temperature alerting systems fail, really bad things can happen. Recently, The New York Times published an article about the freezer alarms at McLean Hospital, […]

CenTrak: A Finalist for Emerging Technology Company of the Year!

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing 2012 Emerging Technology Company of the Year Finalist Tonight, we are very honored to be recognized as a finalist for the Enterprise Awards’ “Emerging Technology Company” of the Year. We are extremely proud to have been selected by such a prestigious organization that has made important contributions to support the […]

Nursing and Asset Management at AONE

Tony Natale, Manager Strategic Partnerships At the AONE (American Organization of Nurse Executives) annual meeting we expected to have lots of great conversations about staff locating and nurse rounding compliance – which we did – but there was a lot of interest in the benefit of equipment locating. Surprisingly, enhanced location-enabled asset management solutions such […]

CenTrak, a Leading Provider of Healthcare RTLS, Opens New California Office

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing CenTrak’s new office in Menlo Park, CA CenTrak, a leading provider of Real-Time Location Systems for healthcare, is pleased to announce the opening of its new West Coast office in Menlo Park, CA. The expansion will help CenTrak support its growing list of west coast healthcare partners and end users. […]

Can RTLS be Used to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality Care?

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing Can real-time locating systems be used to effectively monitor compliance of standard patient safety procedures and protocols? The answer is surprisingly “yes.” However, the answer can only be “yes” when the installed RTLS has supreme accuracy and near immediate system location update speeds. The combination of inaccurate (zonal) and stale […]

CenTrak Unveils New Branding

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing The new and improved centrak.com New branding more accurately reflects the changing RTLS environment as well as CenTrak’s positioning, personality and mission within it. CenTrak is pleased to unveil its new brand positioning — The Smarter Real-Time Location System. The new messaging better captures all of the inherent advantages of […]

CenTrak and Cerner — Experience the Possible

Vince Prosperi, Vice President, Corporate Accounts The theme for the 2011 Cerner Health Conference was “Experience the Possible”. The goal of the theme was to “shift discussion away from hypothetical theories, complex acronyms and abstract ideas, instead focusing on what passion, collaboration and innovation have made possible in healthcare today and for the future.” That’s […]

Best Practices for RTLS Selection

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing We appreciate that each of our customers’ Real-Time Location System (RTLS) needs are unique and every healthcare facility has its own set of challenges and requirements. However, if you follow some basic RTLS selection guidelines, you should be highly satisfied with your RTLS choice and will be able to realize […]

Temperature Monitoring — The Buzz at the 2011 ASHE Show

John D’Annunzio, Director of Strategic Partnerships We had so many great conversations with Hospital Administrators and Facilities Managers at the 2011 ASHE Show in Seattle, WA. A tremendous amount of hospitals are taking a serious look at temperature monitoring solutions and Real-Time Location Solutions as they plan for the future. Of all the topics we […]

Now that’s a fast ROI!

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing To get a real sense of the true value of a high-performance, reliable and certainty-based room-level RTLS you need to hear about this story at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA. Any technology, no matter how effective, is only as good as the users who apply it. A long-time partner […]

Great conversations at AAMI 2011 in San Antonio

Empowering the Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Departments Tony Natale, Account Executive Tony Natale at AAMI 2011 We had lots of great conversations with Biomedical and Clinical Engineering folks at AAMI 2011 in San Antonio, TX. It was great to hear that so many hospitals are taking a serious look at RTLS for asset locating and […]

Nurse Staffing Shortages Now at a Critical Tipping Point

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing A very interesting story was recently published by the New York Times regarding hospital nurse staffing shortages and responsiveness. The situation got so bad at a Cleveland hospital that a patient actually called her son hundreds of miles away to notify the hospital that she required in-room assistance. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/30/tuning-in-to-patients-cries-for-help/#more-53225

CenTrak Steals the Show at VHA RTLS in Atlanta

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing Dr. Ari Naim at the VHA RTLS event Dr. Ari Naim, CEO and Co-Founder of CenTrak spoke about the future path for Real-Time Location System adoption in the healthcare marketplace. There was standing room only when Dr. Naim spoke at the Department of Veterans Affairs VHA Real Time Location Systems […]

Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are a major concern for our nation’s healthcare system. Recently, CBS news in Atlanta had reported hundreds of patients and employees at Emory University Hospital were exposed to tuberculosis (TB). Over about a five-month span, 680 patients and approximately 100 employees had been in contact with […]

CenTrak Welcomes Key Hires to Fuel Continued Growth

Gideon Naim, CFO and Co-Founder We’re very pleased to introduce John D’Annunzio as our Director, Strategic Partners and Adam Peck as our Director of Marketing. John is serving a key business development role and is responsible for interfacing with channel partners that integrate and implement RTLS systems with CenTrak. Adam provides leadership to CenTrak branding […]