Company BackgroundAethon improves healthcare efficiency and patient care by providing innovative logistics solutions. Its industry leading mobile robotic platform (TUG) enables hospitals to automate and improve the delivery and retrieval process across all major functions – including medications, supplies, meals, linen, and waste removal. Its product tracking and security software (MedEx) gives hospitals the ability to track, monitor and electronically document the delivery process, particularly for high-value medications and other items requiring consistent chain-of-custody documentation.
More than 140 hospitals throughout the United States currently employ customized Aethon solutions, allowing them to reallocate and refocus staff on what matters – the patient experience. Based in Pittsburgh, PA and founded in 2001, Aethon is a leader in providing dependable and affordable mobile autonomous robots for practical business applications. In healthcare, the company’s automated technology platform helps hospitals increase productivity and staff satisfaction, while saving time and money. The combination of TUG® (Aethon’s Automated Robotic Delivery System), a courier system for the delivery and recovery of hospital goods and supplies, and its added tracking and security system (MedEx), redefines hospital logistics. These two systems work in concert to enable hospitals to improve staff efficiency and satisfaction, increase asset utilization, decrease missing medications, reduce errors, and improve regulatory compliance, leading to a better overall patient experience and return on investment.