Hills Health signs with Sonitor for real-time location services

Hills Health Solutions has signed an official agreement with Norwegian firm Sonitor to bring its real-time location services (RTLS) solutions to Australia.

Widely used in the US, where it is partnered with global giants like IBM, Cisco, Cerner, Aruba and Meru Networks, Sonitor's technology combines ultrasound, low frequency radio and Wi-Fi to provide asset management, patient flow, workflow, mobile duress calls, staff safety and infection control solutions.

Hills Health Solutions first showed off the Sonitor range at its Hills Tech Expo in March.

Hills' national manager of products and technology, Damien Cox, said partnering with Sonitor for RTLS provides Hills with the opportunity to deliver the future of operational intelligence for local customers.

“Sonitor allows healthcare operators to gather data and use it to improve the healthcare workflows as well as manage patient and staff safety,” Mr Cox said.

“Combined with Hills Health’s integrated platform, Sonitor products provide customers with a significant range of options for locating and managing patients, staff and assets in healthcare facilities as a unified solution.”

The Sonitor range has remarkable battery life with the ability to operate for one to three years without needing charging. The ultrasonic location system also provides location accuracy to within 30 centimetres and does not rely on Wi-Fi infrastructure for critical operation.

It is suitable for hospitals, residential aged care facilities and private homes.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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