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Emerson, a global technology and engineering pioneer serving industrial, commercial and consumer industries, and HID Global®, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces a strategic collaboration to enhance monitoring capabilities that help healthcare providers ensure proper temperature for vaccines, medications and other bio-specimens.

Ensuring the quality and safety of life-saving vaccines, medications and other healthcare specimens requires strict temperature monitoring and control to maintain product integrity. The solution combines Emerson’s expertise in environmental monitoring and the behind-the-scenes refrigeration network known as the cold chain with HID Global’s broad spectrum of connected health systems and Internet of Things solutions, enabled by Bluvision™ (part of HID Global).

Medical-grade temperature monitoring

This collaboration is providing first-of-its-kind monitoring solutions for the healthcare industry. “Helping our customers monitor and improve safety and health is a cornerstone of our business and mission, and we’re proud to bring these solutions to the industry,” said John Rhodes, group president of cold chain for Emerson’s Commercial & Residential Solutions business. “This strategic partnership allows Emerson to extend our leading sensing and connected technologies to help healthcare providers optimise their operations and protect their life-saving treatments.”

The innovative solution combines automated alerts, audit trails, condition monitoring and location services

The innovative solution combines automated alerts, audit trails, condition monitoring and location services for a more advanced approach to medical-grade temperature monitoring using Internet of Things technologies. Leveraging HID’s Location and Condition monitoring network services based on Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE), the solution delivers enterprise-wide pervasive connectivity, linking active personnel badges with both temperature and vibration sensors to allow rapid and cost-effective deployments at scale.

Environmental monitoring for the healthcare chain

Combining HID’s BLE network with Emerson’s environmental monitoring sensors brings together best-in-class products to help healthcare providers monitor temperature-sensitive assets as part of an IoT stack that healthcare institutions can easily integrate into existing workflows,” said Rom Eizenberg, vice president at Bluvision, part of HID Global.

Hospitals can quickly increase patient safety, the quality of care and pharmacy workflows while enabling more advanced capabilities like the construction of Health System Digital Twins to better predict, model and extract further efficiencies.”

The collective expertise of HID’s Healthcare IoT practice and Emerson’s environmental monitoring for the healthcare chain of custody provides exponential value beyond certified temperature monitors common for the industry by combining machine, human and material traceability into comprehensive solutions for a critical issue.

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