GE Healthcare integrates facility management software with
AeroScout's Wi-Fi RFID system
17 Nov 2010
GE Healthcare in Europe and AeroScout have announced at Medica
2010 in Dusseldorf today that they have integrated GE's AssetPlus
application with AeroScout's Wi-Fi RFID solution targeted for European
The combined solution adds real-time asset location information to
GE's Maintenance and Facility Management software and helps
streamline key business processes.
Additionally, the integration enables hospitals to improve the
management and maintenance of medical equipment, increase patient
safety and help control costs.
GE Healthcare AssetPlus application is a computerized maintenance
management software (CMMS) system that helps hospitals plan for and
schedule recurring maintenance, repair and recall of critical
medical equipment. More than 1,000 hospitals worldwide employ GE
"Joint customers of GE Healthcare and AeroScout, such as Hospices
Civils de Lyon in France, have requested an integrated system for
the management, location and maintenance information needed for
their equipment," said Christian Rapin, AssetPlus Marketing and
Product Manager, GE Healthcare, Europe.
"Hospitals have a wide array of mobile assets, and it is critical
that they know where these items are so that they can be used,
cleaned and repaired efficiently. An additional benefit of the
integration is that it provides real-time location information,
which enables our consulting organization to assist customers with
understanding, restructuring and monitoring business processes,
further improving asset utilization, reducing CAPEX and minimizing
As a result of the integration, hospital staff are able to see
the current location of their equipment from within GE Healthcare's
AssetPlus application. Real-time location updates provided by
AeroScout appear in the asset location field within AssetPlus.
By selecting the corresponding hyperlink, users are able to view
the asset's current location and other information on a map. In
addition, the asset management database from AssetPlus provides
updated equipment information, such as hospital asset and serial
numbers, to AeroScout to ensure that both systems make it easy to
locate equipment using a common nomenclature.
In the event of a safety recall, clinical engineers are able to
quickly locate and recover affected equipment. This type of
visibility helps save staff time and improve hospitals' ability to
quickly service equipment for patients.
"We are a large healthcare organization with many assets to
track, manage and maintain, and we encouraged GE Healthcare Europe
and AeroScout to work together to provide us even more benefits than
we have already achieved with their separate solutions," said
Alexandre Baffi, Senior IT Network Specialist, Hospices Civils de
"The integration of AssetPlus with our AeroScout Wi-Fi RFID
solution allows streamlined business processes and ensures that our
staff can quickly find equipment when needed."
At Medica 2010 November 17-20, 2010
Healthcare in Hall 10, Booth A56 and visit AeroScout in Hall 15,
Booth C48 at the MEDICA 2010 conference in Dusseldorf, Germany.