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Ascom and STANLEY Healthcare Combine Messaging and Location Capabilities

December 18, 2015

The advancements made in real time mobile technology over the last decade have changed the way many industries work, but none match the importance of the healthcare space. Thanks to powerful mobile devices and access to functions like digital signage, text messaging and other forms of instant messaging, and location services, healthcare professionals are better equipped than ever to serve patients, while saving time and cutting costs.

But the benefits of these technologies applied to healthcare don’t end there. As time progresses and digital applications are refined and combined to increase their effectiveness, the benefits of modern mobile communications can only grow and improve. Take, for example, the new interoperability partnership between Ascom Wireless Solutions and STANLEY Healthcare announced this week.

With this new collaboration, the Ascom Unite Messaging Suite is now fully interoperable with STANLEY’s AeroScout Real-Time Location System (RTLS) solutions. This integration enables alerts from RTLS solutions to be sent via Ascom Unite to staff member mobile devices, including smartphones. Applications include staff assist, asset management, infant and patient protection—even alerts to out-of-range temperature conditions in refrigerated storage units.

“Ascom Unite Messaging Suite and this RTLS solution are a powerful combination for supporting interactive messaging for RTLS events such as high value asset movement, patient tracking, and staff location,” said Magnus Lönnroth, director of R&D Product Line Unite Solutions at Ascom Wireless Solutions. “We’re pleased healthcare providers can see first-hand how these solutions work together at the STANLEY Healthcare Customer Experience Center in Waltham, Massachusetts.”

The addition of real-time location data from STANLEY Healthcare’s solutions extends the reach and capabilities of Ascom Unite. Meanwhile, direct access to critical information on the location, condition and status of staff, assets and patients allows healthcare employees to make better decisions, while increasing coordination, resulting in streamlined workflows and an improved level of patient care.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

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