Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Ascom Acquires Integrated Wireless

As part of it's growth strategies of increasing penetration in established markets, expanding regionally, and increasing software and services based business, Ascom has acquired it's Australasian value added distributor Integrated Wireless – as announced today (24th December, 2013)... Click here to read more

Ascom Integrated Wireless' Australasian clients will benefit from the introduction of it's Power of One product strategy with a fully integrated platform delivering Patient Systems, Mobility and the Unite clinical applications suite.

In line with Ascom's global focus on services, Ascom Integrated Wireless will continue and increase it's focus on developing and delivering integrated wireless applications with it's core technology partners Ekahau, Juniper, Advantech, Secure Care Products and Trans-Data Management.

The local 60 strong multi-skilled workforce will leverage the capabilities of Ascom's 1,800 employees globally and the annual AUD60M annual R&D investment, to deliver advanced deployment and support services for Australasia.

For further detail contact us at sales@integratedwireless.com.au

Monday, 23 December 2013

A4 Asset Tags

With the release of the new W4 patient tags, Ekahau have launched a new asset tag A4. The A4 tag is an active location tracking tag that operates over WIFI networks. By using standard WIFI (802.11) the A4 tag allows users to search for and locate equipment though a GUI interface.

Users can send text alerts to third party devices, if equipment leave their nominated areas. This type of tracking reduces the likelihood of theft and items being misplaced. The tags also include a 5v charger with the option of an external battery pack to further extend tags life.

To find out more go to www.integratedwireless.com.au or contact us on +61 02 9698 9000 

Monday, 16 December 2013

Ascom & KPN Join forces

Last Month Ascom & KPN established a partnership combining the two organisations offerings to help deliver a more cost effective, productive and efficient environment in the healthcare industry. Click here to read more

Understanding the growing demands of the healthcare sector the plans will be to develop a patient focused mobile healthcare concept that will enable better workflows. In which Ascom and KPN will provide a complete offer for the healthcare sector, including full integration from devices and applications to implementation and maintenance services.

About Ascom:

Ascom is a provider emergency wireless communications, based in Sweden. Operating in over 10 countries worldwide including Australia, constantly adjusting to the changing market environments providing solutions for Mission-Critical Communication.

About KPN:

KPN is a Dutch Telecommunications company, based in the Hague. KPN has over 6.3 million fixed-line telephone customers. Its mobile division has more than 33 million subscribers in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and Spain.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Unite Axess Roadshow

From Monday 25th November through to Monday 2nd December Integrated Wireless launched the Ascom Unite Axess smartphone messaging application with presentations and demonstrations in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.

IW received a lot of very positive feedback on how Ascom Unite Axess plus the other Unite applications changes how clinicians and operations personnel receive and view alarms from clinical and operational systems such as...
> Nursecall
> Patient Monitoring
Unite Axess is a component of Ascom's Unite platform that runs on the Unite Application Manager server. Axess version 3 provides all the managed messaging capability of Ascom's traditional WiFi and DECT wireless handhelds.
Unite Axess v3 will be available in Q1 2014 and IW is eager to work on pilot or proof-of-concept deployments with clients in order to identify how integrated smartphone messaging will enhance healthcare clinical and operational workflows.
To learn more about Unite Axess go to www.integratedwireless.com.au/uniteaxess or contact us on +61 02 9698 9000

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Introducing Ekahau's new W4 Patient Tag

A recent report in Scotland found that more than 11,000 patients, many of whom were vulnerable, had left hospitals without being discharged by doctors. Click here to read the full article.

Could incidents like this be avoided with the use of Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), which use Wireless LAN (WiFi) systems to accurately locate people and assets.

Integrated Wireless have just released the new Ekahau W4 wristband RTLS tag. The new W4 patient tag is a comfortable wristband design, with detachable bands and an integrated assistance button.

Deploying the W4 patient tag allows staff to search and locate patients though easy-to-use graphical user interface software. In addition administrators can set alerts that are sent to security and clinical staff when tags leave specific areas.

The W4 tag is 100% waterproof, can be sterilised with fluids or wipes, and has rechargeable batteries with long battery life.

So it's out with the old.....

.....and in with the new W4 tag.

To find out more email sales@integratedwireless.com.au or call +61 (0) 9698 9000  www.integratedwireless.com.au

Monday, 18 November 2013

Unite Axess

Since the release of Apple's first iPhone in 2007, consumer smartphone acceptance have increase and a rise of applications have been developed to help improve efficiency and productivity. Integrated Wireless are proud to introduce an exciting new app for smartphones the Unite Axess.

Unite Axess aims to further improve productivity and efficiency as a whole by utlising smartphones that will enable a unique "mission critical working process"

The app integrates with existing systems such as nurse call, patient monitoring, service logistics and alarm handling allowing for a more efficient mobile communication process.

Learn how this application can improve your workforce by attending our upcoming roadshow. Further information available at www.integratedwireless.com.au/uniteaxess

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Intensive Care Conference

GE Healthcare with it’s partner Integrated Wireless (IW) attended the ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive care conference in Hobart, Tasmania (17-18th of October).

The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) is the leading advocate on all intensive care related matters in Australia & NZ. ANZICS leads the world in intensive care research through its Clinical Trials Group and patient databases. The ANZICS conference bring together intensive care (IC) specialists to listen to subject matter experts and to see the latest IC technology.

IW demonstrated the latest Ascom Mobile Monitoring Gateway (MMG) that in near real time dispatches GE Carescape patient monitoring alarm information to mobile clinical staff carrying Ascom wireless handhelds.
Ascom MMG is the only TGA approved secondary monitoring solution available in the Australian marketplace.

MMG provides…
·         Improved response time to critical patient events
·         Reduced ”alarm fatigue” through smart alarm management
·         Increased efficiency of nursing staff by avoiding unnecessary interruption
·         Increase patient satisfaction and quality of care
Ascom MMG also enables the presentation of waveforms from Carescape on the Ascom wireless handhelds.

The response to the Ascom MMG solution was exceptionally positive with many client’s expressing keen interest. Overall ANZICS was a great event and a fantastic chance to engage and talk to IC practitioners.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Improving your workplace safety

What are you doing to help protect your staff?
In the past month, more than 14 critical incidents have been logged with the Health and Community Unions.(The Age 2013).

Are your current procedures using the latest technology?
Integrated Wireless provides the latest technology allowing you to protect your staff and patients in a fast paced and emotionally charged working environment..

By leveraging your current Wifi systems, IW’s solutions enables a cost effective facility wide approach to be taken. IW has a track record of delivering systems that can locate staff in emergency situations to within 3-5 metres by using real time location technology.

IW's mobile duress solution leverages the real time location system to reduce risks, increase response times and enhance the level of communication. As our units allow you to raise alarms, send/receive messages via our DURAsuite application and make/take calls, management of both time and life critical alarms and messages is simplified.

See how the Monash Health (formerly South Health) utilised the knowledge and solutions IW has to offer, allowing them to improve their safety and productivity. (Monash Health Case Study)

Is it time to update your technology and allow your staff to feel safe?
Contact our sales team +61 (0) 9698 9000 or visit our website www.integratedwireless.com.au

Friday, 12 July 2013

Australasian University Safety Association

Integrated Wireless (IW) recently attended the Australasian University Safety Association (AUSA) Conference held at the prestigious University of Melbourne in Parkville, Victoria.

This conference drew a very niche delegate group, all reigning from the OH&S/Facilities/Security Management Departments of their respective Universities. Topics included:
  • OHS Management Systems & Case Studies
  • Radiation
  • Hazard and Risk Management
  • Mental Health
  • Integrated Systems and Programs
  • Research and Practice, and
  • International Reports
Sales Exec Luke Boicos at AUSA
Speakers from all over Australia and New Zealand shared their stories, with conversation flowing well into the night with dinner, a tour of the MCG and a speech from Ex AFL legend David Parkin.We thank all those, both existing customers and fresh faces, for dropping by for a chat.

With security at the core of our business, IW presented a variety of solutions over the 3-day event. These ranged from mass communication solutions leading to lock down and evacuation, to personal duress for teachers at risk and those students in laboratories alone at night. Given recent situations in the US, student and staff safety is fast becoming a focal point in Australasia and will increasingly weigh into family decisions when deciding where a student should enroll.

For further details, case studies and a free, live on-site demo, click here!

Friday, 28 June 2013

Wandering Patient Nearly Dies

According to the Herald Sun, a 77-year-old man was rushed to Frankston Hospital on Tuesday with Hypothermia after wandering from his care home in Frankston South.

Robert Thompson went missing from Baptcare Peninsula View around 5:10pm on June 25
th, only to be found nearly 24 hours later in a ditch on the side of Moordooduc Hwy by Police conducting an on-foot search. Sgt. Gary Richards of Carrum Downs Police Station said that without the foot patrol, Thompson "would have most likely died".

A lucky end to what could have been a devastating day for Thompson's family, friends, and those at Baptcare Peninsula Health.

This situation could have been prevented and can be prevented in the future. Integrated Wireless provide Patient Wandering Solutions to Residential Aged Care homes throughout Australia. The patient wears an active RFID tag that transmits packets of data to infrared beacon receivers placed above every door in the facility. These wrist bands will raise an alarm when a patient passes under a specific beacon (exit), or tries to tamper with or remove the band. 

Given the ageing population facing Australia, it is critical to be proactive with regards to patient safety rather than reactive. For detail on IW's solutions, click here!

To get in touch, click here

Friday, 21 June 2013

Ekahau: RTLS & Safety

Ekahau have created a list of ways that RTLS (Real-Time Location Systems) can help manage safety for all stakeholders within a hospital setting. Click below for the full list:

Integrated Wireless partner with Ekahau to provide WiFi tracking solutions to the healthcare industry in Australia.

 Get in touch to discuss past deployments and how we can assist your facility.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Integrated Wireless Achieves ISO13485:2003 Certification

Integrated Wireless (IW) is proud to announce that it has now achieved certification for ISO13485:2003. This is a global quality management standard for medical devices and was required to support IW's partnership with GE Healthcare for the supply, installation and maintenance of Ascom's Multi-Media Gateway (MMG).

This enables hospitals to customise, filter and send secondary alarms to inform healthcare professionals of particular medical related events captured by the GEHealthcare CARESCAPE Network. The alarm is forwarded to Ascom handsets or a wide variety of devices, including pagers, mobile handsets and/or LED signs.

Secondary alarm forwarded to Ascom i62

For more information on patient monitoring systems, click here!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Emergency Departments- Efficiency Is The Buzzword

Efficiency, efficiency, efficiency. That is the buzzword of this millennium and for good reason. Having grown up in a family full of nurses, I have seen first hand the stress placed on those in this industry. Nurses are run off their feet as a lack of bed's result in patient overflow, and visitors become agitated as they want constant updates on their loved ones. The question is, how can we alleviate some of this pressure and allow nurses to focus solely on patient care?

Last week Integrated Wireless (IW) attended the Timely Access to Emergency Department (ED) Conference held at the Bayview Boulevard Hotel, Sydney. This event attracted patient flow staff from all over the country to cover the above question and gave us an opportunity to discuss current needs and trends affecting ED's. Some of these include:
  • National Emergency Access Target (NEAT)
  • Driving efficiencies through various methods
  • Strategies to improve flow during a time of growth

IW Sales Executive Andrew Weiss

IW have spent decades developing solutions to help ED efficiency and have never been more excited with what we have today. If you ask any of the top competing companies in the world what drives them to continually develop and re-develop based on market needs, it will be about more than money. There will be a desire to assist in solving the world's problems, however large or small that particular problem may be.

Our current solution streamlines communication between staff in ED, resulting in more time to focus on patient needs. Our Ascom handsets are an all-in-one device encompassing voice, text and location-based duress. This allows staff to focus on one device for all their needs rather than various devices such as a phone, pager and duress pendant. To add to this, all nursecall alarms can be sent to specific handsets as text or as a call, depending on the nurses role. This allows the nurse to engage in a two-way conversation with the patient to check the severity of the situation before rushing to the bedside, giving the opportunity to finish the task at hand.

This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to IW's solutions. For more detailed information including case studies (such as Southern Health in Victoria), free on-site demonstrations and a general education into the role of IT in healthcare, click here!

To contact us immediately, click here.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Skyview High School Approves Ekahau RTLS

Following up on last week's post, Skyview High School has since undergone extensive user acceptance testing in the form of a campus-wide lock-down drill, according to the Ekahau Blog. The Ekahau RTLS WiFi Tag passed with flying colours, with student Toby Anderson commenting “from the time I pulled it [panic switch], to the time the announcement went off, it was probably 15 seconds. And then less than a minute before Officer Ford walked in, so it was very fast”. Police Chief Craig Kingsbury agreed, stating that “there’s no waiting. There’s no explaining. You’re not going to lose precious seconds trying to justify why you need help. Help’s just going to come.”

Ekahau RTLS Badge Tag
When the panic switch or ripcord is pulled by a staff member, a message is sent to all other badge tags on-site and a lock-down is initiated immediately. The school resource officer (and police dispatch) are notified of the location of the tag initiating the alarm, and can immediately respond without confusion. This information is viewed in real-time and every staff member with a tag can be immediately located on a pop-up floor map.

The system has already been in use since its deployment. English teacher Terri Bentley said “I actually used it [Ekahau RTLS] a week ago for a health emergency that happened in my class, and they came really quick for that too. So this is actually the second time I was able to use it, and it was really fascinating”.

Skyview High School is the first of its kind to trial the Badge Tag, with Kingsbury hoping to get Ekahau RTLS into every Idaho school.

For more information on Ekahau's applications in Australia, click here!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre Spurs Student Safety Focus

With the recent attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, it has become clear that mass shootings are not a thing of the past. In fact, according to news.com.au, mass shootings in the US have doubled from 4 between 1990-2004 to 8 between 2005-2013. This has not yet been the case in Australia, largely thanks to Howard's gun laws put in place after the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996. Over the past 10 years, however, gun imports have increased steadily, with Australia now replacing the million guns destroyed in '96 (ABC News).

According to 6 News in the US, a resource officer at Skyview High School in Nampa has decided to act, taking student security to the next level. "We wanted to do something where it was not evasive into the school, where we didn't want to create a prison environment for the students,” says resource officer Brad Ford. “We wanted to keep them safe, but at the same time, it's a learning environment. It's a school.". The result? Ekahau.

Ekahau is a specialist WiFi vendor in the US providing WiFi tags worn around the neck to not only raise duress, but also locate the person in duress to within 3 metres. Skyview staff can now lock-down the campus in just four seconds with a simple tug of the device, as well as call for assistance or medical help. 

"Parents want to send their kids to the schools to be safe,” says Skyview High School building administrator Will Barber. “They want to trust that when they leave their homes, they're going to return that night. Any time that we can explore an avenue that's going to increase that, is going to be a positive."

Schools in the US are taking a re-active approach to school shootings; Australia now has the chance to be pro-active. Integrated Wireless resell Ekahau products in Australia and offer 24 x 7 support to our customers. If you already have WiFi on-site, we can leverage off that network to operate the Ekahau tags, reducing costs and complexity.

For more information, click here!

To get in touch, click here!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Hospitals Set To Splash Out on IT

According to the Ekahau Blog, the Spring 2013 edition of the Economic Outlook survey states that 43% of hospital executives list IT and telecommunications as their largest capital investment over the coming year.

530 hospital C-suite executives, materials and practice area managers were surveyed who, over time, are coming to terms with the benefits IT in a healthcare setting can provide. Just two years ago, only 21% of hospital executives came to the same conclusion.

Another recent study found that the RTLS (Real-Time Location System) market is expected to mature from $256 million in 2011 to $4 billion in 2022, a 1462.5% growth rate.

Hospitals are becoming increasingly aware of the ROI provided by RTLS, which delivers hospital-wide tracking solutions with business intelligence helping their scheduling, patient care, supply chain process and much more. 

Assuming the WiFi system has been properly configured, assets and people can be tracked anywhere within a facility to within 3 metres, reducing the time spent searching for something in the wrong place. 

Integrated Wireless use Ekahau RTLS to bring these benefits to the Australian health and aged care market. For more information and a free live on-site demonstration, click here!


Thursday, 2 May 2013

New Interactive Help Point In Australia

Integrated Wireless (IW) is pleased to announce the launch of it's new Interactive Help Point with multi-touch technology. This product has been developed by IW partner Trans-Data Management (TDM) in the UK, and is available for sale Australia-wide.

The new unit builds on TDM's previous Interactive Help Point using VoIP to provide added functionality and scope. The interactive screen can display the company website of the train operator as well as real-time passenger information including live departure times, delays and journey planning functions. With pinch-to-zoom and swipe action technology, the everyday traveller can navigate through the intuitive interface with ease. 

The Help Point can be monitored and configured remotely and integrates with existing investments such as surveillance and control systems (CCTV and alarms).

There are multiple applications for the Help Point, including:
  • Station platforms
  • Tourist information
  • Journey planners
  • City centres
  • Emergency assistance
  • Service updates

For more information, please visit our website or get in touch with one of our friendly sales representatives.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

IW Assist Maintenance Solutions

Maintenance can often be overlooked as it is an investment with no immediate tangible reward. It's not unlike home and contents or travel insurance, where you may spend money with no obvious returns. That is, until something goes wrong. All that money saved over the years and all that time spent worrying about potential problems are suddenly for nothing.

In a healthcare environment, IT maintenance (both hardware and software) is vital in reducing system downtime. Integrated Wireless specialise in converged communications, from simple messaging and voice to large-scale duress and evacuation solutions. Due to the nature of this business, excess downtime may mean a nurse under threat cannot raise an alarm resulting in injury or in some cases death.

IW Assist maintenance includes the following benefits:
  • Experience- with over 25 years of experience in this marketplace, we have encountered most if not all problems that may arise.
  • Protect your investments- looking after your assets will prevent unexpected breakage and unaccounted costs. Yearly maintenance costs can be calculated into the budget from day one.
  • Reduced downtime and delays- with a 2 hour response time for major problems and 8 hours for minor issues, problems are dealt with promptly providing peace of mind for all involved. 

"Outstanding. Your ongoing service and support has been second-to-none and significantly increased up-time across many of our facilities. With faulty handsets replaced and back in operation next business-day, it's one less thing to worry about."
           - Anna Gittens, Facility Planner Mental Health, Sydney & South Western
             Sydney LHD

If you are an existing Integrated Wireless customer considering our maintenance solutions, save your time, money and sanity by getting in touch now. Do not leave it until it's too late.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

The difference between GPS, RFID and RTLS

It can be difficult to tell the difference between these three acronyms, so let's start with their full names:

GPS- Global Positioning System
RFID- Radio Frequency Identification
RTLS- Real-Time Location System

All three of these technologies can and are used as location-based solutions. Which one to use depends on the industry you are in and area you are looking to cover. When sifting through the Ekahau blog, I came across a short, concise table describing the main differences:

RFID (Passive)
  • Outdoor location tracking technology for global tracking
  • Electronic identification technology that uses small, inexpensive, passive tags
  • Active tags are used for locating high-value assets and people in real time, enterprise-wide
  • Accuracy: 10+ meters
  • Accuracy: Only locatable next to RFID reader gates
  • Accuracy: Typically from sub-1 meter to 3 meters. Depends on WiFi infrastructure in place.
  • Usage: Smartphone consumer apps, car navigator
  • Usage: Warehousing, retail, other logistic
  • Usage: Asset management, staff safety, patient / consumer tracking. Mostly in healthcare

Ekahau's RTLS based solution in more detail, including it's Vision software application (the brains behind the operation):

RTLS solutions operating off the Wi-Fi network

I hope this helps distinguish the basic differences in these technologies. Any questions, comments or other interesting articles, please post below! 

For greater depth and applications of the above solutions, click here.

Friday, 12 April 2013

IW Partner With Trans Data Management

As mentioned previously, Integrated Wireless (IW) have signed a new partnership with TransData Management Ltd (TDM) to exclusively distribute their rail solutions Australia-wide.

Recently, IW Sales & Marketing Director Feargal O'Farrell and Sales Executive Luke Boicos travelled to London to meet with the TDM team in order to discuss rail solutions in detail, as well as opportunities in the Australian marketplace.

IW's Feargal O'Farrell (third from right) and Luke Boicos (fourth from right) in London

We are delighted to work with TDM and look forward to deepening this relationship over the coming years.

For more information around rail solutions in Australia, click here! 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Infant Abduction in Auckland

According to The Aucklander, an 11-day-old baby was snatched from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Auckland Hospital just under 2 weeks ago. The Police sent out a public alert for any information regarding the baby the night of the abduction, with a tip-off from a member of the public coming the following morning.

"Jacob has been found along with his mother. The baby was alive and well when police officers arrived," said Northern Police Communications spokesman Inspector Peter Raynes. The investigation team are assessing whether to press charges.

Luckily this situation had a positive outcome with no harm caused to the infant. Unfortunately, there are many cases where the result is quite the opposite, amounting to indescribable grief for families and a bad reputation for those hospitals involved.

In order to help protect these babies, their families and your business, Integrated Wireless (IW) deploy Infant Protection Systems (IPS) to hospitals Australia-wide. Tamper-proof baby tags are worn by the infant, triggering an alarm when passing one of many security grade RFID receivers distributed throughout the ward at every door. This alarm is sent to security and/or nursing staff and the situation is resolved quickly and efficiently.

To find out more about existing sites with IW's IPS solution in place and how it can help your facility, click here and get in touch.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Student Security Linked To Academic Results

Any school/university reputation relies heavily on student results which are averaged out and compared to others in the region. A literature review completed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development states that one main factor contributing to the results obtained by these students is “well-being in terms of physical comfort, health, and sense of safety”. As campus emergencies in the USA continue to spiral out of control, campus management are becoming increasingly aware of the potential devastation caused if an emergency event is not dealt with quickly and efficiently.

This was evident at the recent Campus and Student Security Conference held at the Melbourne Marriott. This event attracted security and facility management staff from many different educational facilities throughout Australia, speaking on a wide variety of topics centred around student safety.

Vic Sales Exec Luke Boicos

Integrated Wireless (IW) was the sole exhibitor at this conference, demonstrating a commitment to this space and to developing up-to-date emergency solutions for those interested in protecting stakeholders site-wide. IW used this event as a chance to get directly in touch with campus staff and   listen to what they want rather than pushing solutions that are not necessarily relevant. 

The recurring theme discussed throughout the event revolved around integration with existing site investments. Many asked “what if we already have a Wi-Fi system throughout our campus? We don't want to throw that away as we have already spent a lot of money there...”.

The benefit of having a dedicated software development team at IW is that we can integrate with all existing investments including the Wi-Fi network, fire panels, EWIS systems, etc. There is no need to throw out what is already in place; we will instead leverage of these systems to help provide a low-cost solution everyone is happy with. These solutions range from intruder management to lock-down and evacuation of all or certain parts of a/multiple campus/es.

For more information on these products or to talk to one of our sales team about how we can customise the solution to suit your campus (as we have done to may Australia-wide), click here! 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wandering Patient Solutions

There are often articles published around dementia patients wandering from nursing homes. These articles discuss the circumstances surrounding the disappearance but rarely do we get insight as to why the person absconded in the first place. Most of the time, the wanderer's failing memory and inability to communicate make it impossible for them to explain why they left and how they got to their destination (fightdementia.org.au).

According to the above source, there are 11 main reasons dementia sufferers wander off-site:
  • Changed environment
  • Loss of memory
  • Excess energy
  • Searching for the past
  • Expressing boredom
  • Confusing night with day
  • Continuing a habit
  • Agitation
  • Discomfort or pain
  • A job to perform
  • Dreams
We, Integrated Wireless (IW), have made it our mission to prevent the situation occurring in the first place. IW partner with Secure Care to provide wandering resident solutions focused on proactive planning rather than reactive response. 

RFID receivers are placed above every door within the facility which receive data transmitted from a tamper-proof wrist band worn by the patient. When that patient passes by a receiver on the way to the exit, the door will automatically close and a message will be automatically sent to staff to notify them of the situation. 

For more information regarding this solution, click here!

Friday, 8 March 2013

Mobility in Patient Monitoring Solutions

Integrated Wireless (IW) have teamed up with GE Healthcare to provide an all encompassing Patient Monitoring Solution to hospitals throughout Australia. This solution enables staff to receive patient monitoring information as a secondary alarm notification on their mobile handset as waveform snapshots.

The benefits of this solution are:
  • streamlined work flows
  • you will get the right alarm at the right time, when you're on the move
  • you ensure patient safety by reacting quicker to relevant alarms
  • alarm handling and filtering helps you avoid alarm fatigue

IW integrate your patient monitoring system to our mobile messaging platform with data and information configured to your needs and aligned with your work flows.

For detailed information regarding the above points, click here!

Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Age of Technology

Technology in a healthcare setting is becoming paramount as time prevails. Whilst some hospitals are still relying on ageing communication methods, most are coming to terms with the fact that technology can dramatically increase work flows in their facilities and are actively seeking more information.

One avenue for this information is the Australian Healthcare Week which was held at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney this week. This event consisted of 3 separate conferences:

  • Healthcare Efficiency through Technology
  • Health Facilities Design & Development
  • Retrofitting Healthcare Facilities

Myself and three colleagues attended this conference, bumping into familiar faces from Southern Health, Barwon Health and WA Country Health Service to name a few. Case studies were presented regarding the New Bendigo Hospital Project and a representative from Ramsay Healthcare took us through the benefits of digitizing hospital processes.

IW Sales Representative Anna Palozzi Loving the Camera

Delegates came from all over Australia and from conversations held over the 3-day event, none were left disappointed. With an air of enthusiasm, delegates listened as exhibitors demonstrated the applications of their technology in a hospital setting.

i62 WiFi Handset & d81 DECT Handset
Integrated Wireless (IW) attracted welcomed attention for those interested in mobile duress, wide-area duress and WiFi tracking devices. The most intrigue surrounded IW's ability to converge location-based duress, paging and voice in the one handset as well as receiving nursecall/fire panel/access control alerts. Members of our sales team will be out at a number of facilities next week giving a live demonstration on how our products can best be used in specific hospital arenas. 

For product information or to speak to one of our sales representatives, click here!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Integrated Wireless Expands Portfolio

Integrated Wireless (IW) have recently signed a partnership with Trans Data Management Ltd (TDM) to exclusively deploy their rail solutions within Australia.

This new vertical adds to IW's extensive list of industry solutions including healthcare, agedcare, industrial, education, corrective, hotel and retail.

TDM have extensive history within the Rail and Road marketplace, with clients ranging from Swiss Motorways to the London Underground. Solutions include:

  • GSM-R FTS Dispatching Systems
  • Operational Telecom Systems
  • Station Telecom Systems
  • Tunnel Telecom Systems
  • Passenger Help Point Systems
  • Emergency Telephones
  • Roadside Emergency Telephones
  • Infrastructure Solutions

For more information, please visit http://www.trans-data.co.uk.