NiQ Health to Intergrate RTLS Technologies from Centrak, Inc.
Advanced Infrared / RFID Location Technology Fully Supported by CarePlus™
NiQ Health has announced a partnership with CenTrak, Inc., makers of the CenTrak™ Real Time Location System (RTLS). The partnership enables NiQ’s distributors and resellers worldwide to have access to a fully supported and qualified RTLS add-on to NiQ Health’s CarePlus™ message-based nurse call systems.
“CenTrak is a trusted provider of the most accurate and highest performance real-time location system technology,” said Chris Clabaugh, Vice President of Business Development, NiQ Health. “Following our strategy of ‘Innovation at the Edges‘, this combination of CarePlus™ advanced message and workflow nurse call systems with Centrak’s market leading RTLS technology should prove extremely attractive to our global distributors serving acute care and aged care facilities of all sizes.”
CenTrak is the leading provider of accurate, scalable, and cost-effective tracking solutions for healthcare facilities. The patented CenTrak™ Real Time Location System (RTLS) infrastructure uNiQuely combines Gen2IR and active RFID technologies to deliver certainty-based or error free data, a requirement for workflow and other key healthcare tracking applications. As the only predominantly battery-powered RTLS network, CenTrak™ offers an ease of installation and cost effectiveness previously unattainable.
“We’re very pleased about our new partnership with NiQ”, said Mark Nowakowski, Vice President of Sales, CenTrak. “The NiQ/CenTrak combination will deliver new levels of efficiency and value to NiQ customers”
CarePlus™ can be considered “middleware in a box” for the nurse call market, integrating RTLS, paging, wireless and VOIP telephony, ward signs, large screen information boards, email devices, tablets, patient entertainment terminals, duress systems and Building Management Systems. CarePlus™ also integrates legacy patient call buttons in rooms, at the bedside, combining these disparate systems into a “Ward Status” interface available on any secure hospital web browser. CarePlus™ offers extensive reporting and Business Intelligence software capabilities providing significant workflow productivity efficiencies and improved patient safety.