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Onsite: Wireless Tracking in the Emergency Department

One of the earliest examples of a wide-scale deployment of wireless patient tracking in a large urban ED was at Albert Einstein Medical Center, in north Philadelphia, which began installing the system in 2003. Despite several missteps and setbacks in the last eight years (the hospital has recently installed its fourth version of the technology), Albert Einstein has reaped undeniable benefits and clear investment returns while pioneering the application of wireless patient tracking.

  • Details on the Albert Einstein Medical Center’s eight-year deployment of wireless patient tracking in the emergency department
  • Analysis of the pros and cons of deploying wireless patient tracking, which is still an emerging technology
  • An authoritative, independent examination of the state of the art of various wireless tracking technologies