Sanford Health’s real-time operational intelligence initiative to include innovative Sonitor SenseTM technology
STAMFORD, Conn., March 18, 2014 – Sonitor Technologies, Inc., the technology leader in Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) in healthcare, today announced the completion of the installation of its innovative RTLS hardware technology at Sanford Health’s new Moorhead clinic, scheduled to open at the end of April, 2014.
The project is a part of the newly announced Sanford’s real-time operational intelligence initiative to change care for patients and work flow for staff. The initiative supports Sanford’s objectives to decrease operational costs, reduce delays in patient care and increase clinical efficiencies and staffing productivity.
The integrated real-time operational intelligence solution at Sanford consists of Intelligent InSites’ operational intelligence software platform, Intelligent InSites’ software applications, and RTLS (real-time location system) and sensory hardware from Sonitor Technologies, installed by RFID Global Solution.
After the initial installation at the Moorhead clinic, additional installations will be conducted over the next several months at the Fargo and Sioux Falls Medical Centers. Others will begin in late Spring of this year. Additional locations added in later phases will include Thief River Falls, Bismarck, Bemidji, Worthington, Dickinson, and Aberdeen.
In the clinic setting, the real-time operational intelligence solution will help Sanford deliver “patient-centered care” where patients bypass the waiting room and go to assigned exam rooms where nurses, physicians, and lab technicians come to them versus them making their way around to different service locations. This technology will shift the entire flow of the patient experience in the clinic. In the hospital, initially the focus will be on asset management, temperature monitoring and patient flow. Reports will help Sanford improve patient care, reduce costs, and standardize processes for a consistent and repeatable patient care experience.
“We are extremely excited about being selected by Sanford to enable their real-time operational intelligence initiative,” said Anne M. Bugge, Sonitor Technologies’ President and Chief Executive Officer for the Americas. “Our innovative Sonitor Sense TM technology combines our renowned High Definition UltrasoundTM technology with Wi-Fi, Low Frequency RF, and other sensory technologies to deliver exceptional accuracy, which is the foundation for delivering precise and real-time data to help staff at all steps of the patient care experience.”
About Sonitor Technologies, Inc. (www.sonitor.com)Sonitor Technologies is a privately held company with commercial operations headquartered in Stamford, CT and R&D headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Its tiered resolution Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) with patented High Definition capabilities are specifically developed and designed for indoor positioning in complex environments. Sonitor has developed the healthcare industry’s most advanced open integration RTLS platform, Sonitor SenseTM, a wireless system which supports a wide range of applications to make hospital operations more efficient. Sonitor is selected by world-class partners to build industry-leading solutions for global deployment.
About Intelligent InSites (www.intelligentinsites.com)Intelligent InSites helps transform healthcare with real-time operational intelligence that improves care, enhances the human experience, and increases efficiency. Through its open, real-time, healthcare platform, Intelligent InSites automatically collects and processes data from multiple data sources such as EHRs, financial systems, building systems, sensory and real- time location systems (RTLS), mobility solutions, and other healthcare IT solutions–then provides actionable intelligence to achieve cost savings, operational excellence, and better care. By utilizing the enterprise-wide architecture of the InSites platform, healthcare systems can leverage all legacy, current, and future data sources to optimize their technology investments across the entire organization, then have the flexibility to meet changing organizational, regulatory, and compliance needs.
About RFID Global Solution, Inc. (www.rfidgs.com)RFID Global Solution, Inc. is the leading provider of real-time asset management solutions for the data center, as well as serves the Industrial and Healthcare industries. Visi-TracTM, the company’s inventory management application, simplifies tracking and managing assets such as rack-mounted and mobile IT assets and medical equipment. Visi-Trac integrates mobile devices and input from ERP and procurement applications into an easy-to-use, intuitive system, improving quality of service and financial results.