Clarian Health, a comprehensive academic medical center consisting of more than a dozen hospitals throughout the state of Indiana, will deploy an initial 10,000 tags to manage assets with Ekahau Inc’s Wi-Fi-based real time location system (RTLS).

The Ekahau RTLS, which consists of the Ekahau positioning engine and vision software coupled with a complete line of Wi-Fi tags and sensors, works with any generation or brand of Wi-Fi network, helpful to Clarian, since each hospital within its statewide system has varying generations and types of Cisco Wi-Fi equipment. Additionally, the Ekahau RTLS intuitive user interface enables Clarian to manage and track assets and processes across all facilities from a single location.

The initial 10,000-tag deployment, scheduled to take place in November, will target the health care system’s three downtown Indianapolis hospitals—Methodist Hospital, Indiana University Hospital, and Riley Hospital for Children. Clarian plans to expand systemwide to include applications such as improved patient workflow, staff safety, and temperature management.