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Arizona Network Implements Patient Tracking

December 8, 2008
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Tucson, Ariz.-based Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital is implementing an emergency department automatic patient tracking from Patient Care Technology Systems of Mission Viejo, Calif. The Amelior EDTracker product will provide the hospital with streamlined patient flow in an ED that treats 53,000 patients annually, the company says.

According to the company, the EDTracker system automatically tracks the care progression of patients using real-time locating technologies and emergency department workflow process rules.

At Carondelet St. Mary’s, the tracking software utilizes ultrasound locating hardware from Norway’s Sonitor Technologies to capture the real-time location and movement of patients, staff and clinical assets. Patients and staff wear wireless tags which emit an ultrasound signal to receivers located throughout the department and entrances to ancillary departments.

Carondelet Health Network of Tucson is a Catholic, nonprofit healthcare system that serves Southern Arizonans. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Carondelet facilities include Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital and Tucson Heart Hospital in Pima County and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Santa Cruz County as well as the 75 physicians and care providers at 16 Carondelet Medical Group locations.

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