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Global Chip Maker Lauds Sixgill Hospital Asset Tracking Solution

As Sixgill, LLC continues expanding its global footprint as a key player in data automation and authenticity for the Internet of Everything (IoE), major organizations worldwide continue to take notice.


This news release recently published by Norway-based Nordic Semiconductor describes how Sixgill’s Hospital Asset Orchestration Solution can help hospitals facing COVID-19 surges track key equipment quickly and easily via plug-in wireless hubs and Bluetooth stick-on beacons.


Nordic Semiconductor, a global leader in ultra-low power wireless technology, wanted to make it known that its nRF52832 Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) was being used in an ultra-simple solution that allows hospitals and other medical facilities to track scarce medical equipment assets in real time.


The Sixgill Sense™ Hospital Asset Orchestration solution helps hospitals by enabling them to accurately track and easily find valuable mobile equipment such as ventilators, defibrillators, and IV pumps to deliver critical time and operational efficiency savings when they need it most. And this includes locating individual assets, by type, within rooms and hallways using a technique based on Bluetooth LE beacon Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI).


All desired asset sensor information is made available to staff via a centralized custom dashboard. Depending on a customer’s needs, this highly graphical control panel can display tracked assets with desired criteria identified by icons or color-coded to represent status alerts (e.g. red to show assets that have been moved out of an assigned zone).

With Sixgill’s solution, hospitals are able to capture real-time asset information, transmit vital data and send alerts to other systems and the appropriate staff, and reduce—if not eliminate—errors and delays when supplying critical equipment where it’s needed. By collecting meaningful data and analyzing it, hospitals are also able to gain insights that optimize their operations and supply chain planning efficiencies.


Servicing Critical Equipment Needs Faster


The number one benefit, however, is reducing the time it takes for diverse medical teams to get their mobile equipment needs served from days or hours to minutes. Both during the COVID-19 crisis and after, that’s something all healthcare systems and hospitals facing mobile equipment scarcity issues will appreciate. Staff get the equipment they need when they need it, and patients get the care they need as soon as they need it.


According to Nordic spokesperson Geir Langeland, “Right now during this COVID-19 crisis hospitals around the world have never had a more urgent need to efficiently and effectively track and manage their scarce portable medical equipment assets, particularly in emergency rooms and overflow locations such as hallways and temporary surge facilities. We welcome all and any technology solutions that could help these hospitals right now and I truly admire and respect how hard the world’s technology community is working to create and deploy such solutions.”


Nordic’s release caught the eye of top industry analysts and influencers, including the world’s #1 IoT journalist, Stacey Higginbotham, who mentioned the Sixgill solution in a recent Podcast. Higginbotham is one of the top IoT influencers most followed by mainstream technology media and journalists, and the only one who specializes 100% in IoT.