The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus will implement a real-time, wireless asset tracking system across its five million square foot campus.

The medical center will use the RTLS system of Ekahau Inc., Reston, Va. The first phase of deployment starts during January and will involve tracking about 1,000 key clinical assets, such as compression devices, IV pumps and isolation carts. The hospital next will track mobile medical equipment and also expects to track the location of patients.

OSU Medical Center estimates the system eventually will track more than 15,000 items and individuals. The vendor also will provide data analytics software and integrate location data into other computer systems at the hospital. More information is available at

--Joseph Goedert

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