Aethon is a leader in healthcare Supply Chain Logistics and Workflow Solutions.
Aethon provides a broad range of departmental and hospital-wde applications that automate the movement of goods (such as medications, supplies, meals, equipment, etc.), improve asset utlization, and ensure regulatory compliance. Aethon delivers its solutions through a proprietary autonomous mobile robot, the TUG.
Below is a video featuring the Aethon TUG Robot on CNBC
Aethon is best known for its TUG autonomous mobile delivery robot which transports medications, meals and materials through hospitals. Their industry leading autonomous mobile robot enables hospitals to automate and improve the delivery and retrieval process across all major functions – including medications, supplies, meals, linen, and waste removal. Aethon is also the developer of MedEx, a software system that tracks and maintains chain-of-custody control of medication delivery. Aethon’s products allow hospitals to automate, manage and track the internal logistics that are critical to hospital operations. They offer solutions for all major departments; which account for over 85% of all goods that move or need delivered in a hospital.
Through the use of mobile robotics, tracking software, RFID, bar-code technology and web-based technologies, Aethon’s Intralogistics™ solutions automate the physical delivery of goods, track and monitor high value medication deliveries and ultimately improve hospital efficiency, clinical staff effectiveness and patient satisfaction. Aethon’s solutions are used by over 140 hospitals in some of the most prestigious medical centers in the world.
The TUG has become commonplace in hospitals and makes over 50,000 deliveries each week in over 140 hospitals throughout the United States. Hospitals employing Aethon solutions are able to reallocate and refocus staff on what matters – the patient experience. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, and founded in 2004, Aethon is a leader in providing dependable and affordable mobile autonomous robots for practical business applications. The company’s Intralogistics platform helps hospitals increase productivity and staff satisfaction, while saving time and money. The combination of TUG smart autonomous mobile robots, a courier system for the delivery and recovery of hospital goods and supplies, and MedEx, its added tracking and security system, 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 ROI.
Aethon is passionate about automating the internal logistics in hospitals to help make healthcare more efficient and effective. Their customers are a cross-section of hospital sizes and include the largest integrated delivery networks, smaller community hospitals, and numerous Veterans Administration Hospitals. Aethon has also begun distribution in Europe and Australia. Their products are designed, manufactured and supported in the Pittsburgh, PA headquarters.