|[January 28, 2013]
Aethon Reports Record Revenue Growth for 2012
PITTSBURGH --(Business Wire)--
Aethon deployed 77 TUG robots and nine installations of MedEx medication
tracking software in 2012. This demonstrates strong demand for Aethon's
TUG autonomous mobile robot technology and rapid adoption of its new
medication delivery tracking software solution, MedEx™. Aethon was also
on a 60 Minutes segment discussing growth of the robotics industry.
Geisinger Health System implemented TUG robots to more efficiently and
securely deliver medications from pharmacy to nursing. The Wyoming
Valley location is the second hospital in the Geisinger system to go
live. They also implemented MedEx to track deliveries of medication
whether sent through traditional pneumatic tubes, via manual deliveries
or with the TUG rbots. Claude Parnell, Director of Operations for
System Therapeutics, comments, "With MedEx we can finally track delivery
of medication from the pharmacy to the nursing unit and benchmark our
performance to ensure we are efficiently turning around medications. The
TUG robots securely deliver medications autonomously and we expect to
reap the benefits of improved productivity as a direct result of
automating delivery. In only six weeks we implemented and went live with
the complete solution. The transition was seamless and Aethon was with
us every step of the way to ensure the project proceeded without any
MedEx is a real-time medication tracking and chain-of-custody system
that tracks all forms of medication delivery within a hospital. It
records the delivery progress of each dose from the moment a
prescription is ordered until the administering nurse retrieves it.
MedEx also provides visibility of medication delivery to nursing and
reduces or eliminates effort spent tracking missing medications.
Fleets of TUG robots were also installed in 2012 to address a wide
variety of hospital logistical challenges that include helping dietary
departments improve quality of service by delivering meals and handling
environmental services tasks, such as delivering linens and removing
trash. The TUG robots recently installed in 2012 have already made
84,000 deliveries traveling 17,000 miles. They are delivering a tangible
ROI through labor savings as well as improved service levels by
augmenting existing staff in the hospital.
Aethon's logistics and tracking solutions have been deployed in over 130
hospitals. More information about Aethon is available at http://www.aethon.com.
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