News | April 15, 2014
Awarepoint Humidity-Sensing Tag Now Available
Healthcare RTLS leader announces humidity tag general availability, benefits and support of compliance requirements
SAN DIEGO – April 15, 2014 – Awarepoint Corporation, the largest real-time location system (RTLS) corporation dedicated exclusively to healthcare, announced the availability of a humidity-sensing tag after the completion of beta testing at UCSF Medical Center. The Awarepoint Humidity Tag monitors ambient room moisture in critical areas, eliminating manual logging, immediately notifying personnel of irregularities and increasing compliance with issue resolution documentation.
Awarepoint’s humidity tags are part of a ZigBee®-based infrastructure and the aware360°Platform, which sends data to the aware360°Suite without burdening a facility’s WiFi network. With this integration, staff has the ability to view status and trends in ambient room humidity, along with their other temperature-related assets and mobile medical equipment, from any computer or handheld device across their organization.
“In continuation with our efforts to assist clients in the delivery of high-quality care, the Awarepoint Humidity Tag’s convenience and safety features are an extraordinary addition to our portfolio,” said Merrie Wallace, Chief Nursing Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Solutions at Awarepoint. “It’s another tool that empowers organizations to improve regulatory compliance while optimizing workflow and promoting safe and efficient care delivery.”
Low humidity levels increase the risk for fire and static electricity in anesthetizing locations, and high humidity increases the risk for the growth of bacteria and molds – both conditions pose a serious risk to patients. Out-of-range humidity readings can now be sent to staff members via email, text or pager, expediting awareness and resolution of the issue.
The Awarepoint Humidity Tag supports state and federal relative humidity monitoring documentation requirements for operating rooms, treatment rooms and other anesthetizing locations, sterile storage, pharmacies and laboratories. Awarepoint’s humidity tags are easily secured to the walls of any room and wirelessly transmit humidity data to the network. The system also preserves humidity logs amidst network disruption, storing up to 96 hours of data locally.
Awarepoint delivers the healthcare industry’s only cloud-based, Real-time Location System (RTLS) on a single platform of integrated software, technology and managed services. The company delivers rapid-time-to-impact implementations, with room- and bay-level accuracy and guaranteed interaction detection. Awarepoint’s solution addresses all requirements associated with delivering RTLS applications for use in dynamic, technologically and operationally challenging environments. Awarepoint’s experience and solutions power the largest healthcare RTLS deployments in the world. For more information, visit www.awarepoint.com.
Dodge Communications for Awarepoint