A maker of mobile workstations for the health care industry is partnering with a provider of asset tracking technology.
Walker-based Altus said Thursday, Nov. 4, it signed a strategic partnership with Raleigh, North Carolina-based Intelligent Locations to improve cart tracking technology for hospital systems and medical offices.
Since 2015, Intelligent Locations has designed cost-effective, real-time location systems (RTLS)/internet of things (IoT) software to digitize hospital operations and monitor assets.
Combining Bluetooth Low Energy with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) analytics, its Intrax offering is a cloud-based solution for asset tracking, patient tracking, staff safety and environmental monitoring. The software is designed to help hospitals digitize their operations and turn data into actionable intelligence to increase return on investment, control expense and waste, manage equipment usage rates, optimize workflows, improve the patient experience and unplug the bottlenecks that delay care.
“We were immediately impressed by Intelligent Location’s successful health care environment deployments, especially their implementation speed and minimal internal IT department resources required,” said Craig VanderHeide, CEO of Altus. “Both of our organizations have a customer-first foundation, so our partnership is a natural fit.”
Precise room-level location of computer carts is needed more than ever during this time of unprecedented stress experienced by health care systems and clinicians, Altus said. The partner companies will work in the coming months to optimize mobile workstation tracking in hospitals, along with continuing to uncover opportunities for tracking other mobile equipment, such as IV pumps, imaging equipment and crash carts.
“Computer carts and other expensive equipment in hospitals are a major investment for IT departments that can often be misplaced or just difficult to track down,” said Jake Bartnicki, senior vice president of sales for Intelligent Locations. “Altus leads these problem-solving conversations daily with their customer base. We are very excited about entering into this partnership with the Altus team, who are also advocates for streamlining hospital operations.”