Columna Flow streamlines hospital functions and existing IT systems by collecting tracking events – agnostic to any specific technology or system – and enriching them with updated location data to make events available to all hospital systems where they are needed.

Product Benefits

Technology agnostic IoT software platform
  • Real time location service (RTLS) platform with GS1 based open architecture and APIs
  • Tracking device agnostic -integrates with common tracking technologies (i.e. RFID, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi) and equipment management systems (i.e. bed and cart management)
  • Heatmap reporting and analytics
Searching and tracking of equipment & people
  • Minimize time wasted searching for equipment and personnel with keyword, type, and location based search
  • Movement tracking of equipment and people
  • Dashboard views to provide tracking key items such as current position of critical staff and expensive shared equipment
Automated workflows based on movement
  • Trigger tasks as equipment or staff move locations 
  • Create alerts and automatic task flows when:  defined equipment leaves or enters certain rooms or locations; stock of defined beds or equipment goes above or below a certain threshold limits

Hardware Agnostic - Uses Current & Future RTLS Tracking Technology


The strength of WiFi signals can be used to determine distances which can be used to determine specific positions


Identification using radio signals – respond request or proactive signal


Visual identification that determines a position using laser scanners and camera-based readers

Ultrasound and infrared

Suitable for positioning in rooms and enclosed spacing because they are dependent on signals that an be easily blocked by walls


Ideal for situations where other technologies are out of reach


Bluetooth is widely used for data transfers over short distances and can measure both proximity and distance

Columna Internet of Things (IoT) Platform

The Columna Internet of Things (IoT) platform provides intelligent distribution of tracking events and manages location data of assets that are fundamental to hospital logistics.  This IoT platform streamlines hospital functions and existing IT systems by collecting tracking events – agnostic to any specific technology or system – and enriching them with updated location data to make events available to all hospital systems where they are needed.  The advantage of this is that individual hospitals can thus choose to replace or add equipment and tracking technologies, without challenges to how they interface with the IoT platform.
  • Decouples tracking technology (i.e. RFID, WiFi, GPS, ultrasound) from existing hospital applications (i.e. bed management)
  • Tracking Service provides applications with tracking data from tracking systems
  • Location Database contains unique and general descriptions of relevant locations inside and outside the hospital
  • Route calculator calculates routes from point A to point B at the hospital (Both indoors and outdoors) and identifies optimum shortest distance
  • Historical Database stores historical data about objects and movements throughout the hospital.  Data is used for analysis and artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline workflows

Product Features

28+ hospitals in 7 countries use Columna Flow

More than 10,000 hospital employees worldwide work with Columna Flow software every day.

Case Studies


Columna Flow: Making the transporters their own coordinator

After one year of using the Columna Flow task management system at Rigshospitalet in Denmark, the day-to-day work of the hospital porters became less stressful, as they each became their own coordinator. Read More


Data-driven logistics management provides overviews and more efficient use of resources

Accurate data contributes to fast, reliable service for patients, optimized workflow and better dialogue between departments and staff. Read More


Sunshine Coast University Hospital optimizes efficiency using Columna Flow

In March 2017, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) opened the $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) – the first new, not replacement hospital – in Australia in 20 years. Read More



Columna Flow is technology agnostic and integrates with tracking technologies including RFID, WiFi, GPS, barcodes, ultrasound or infrared light. This enables hospitals to use existing investments in technologies as well as incorporate future technologies.


Columna Flow follows international standards such as GS1 Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS). The use of common international standards ensures the unique identification of tracked items and removes logistical problems at the operational level.


Columna Flow software incorporates technical components to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability for the system and data that it uses.


Columna Flow software is configured to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.


About Systematic

Founded in 1985, Systematic is a privately owned international company that builds software solutions that integrate, compare, and analyze large amounts of complex data – and to generate a holistic overview that allows for qualified and critical decision making.

Systematic is headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, and has offices in Copenhagen, Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, New Zealand, UAE, UK, and the US.

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Andworx is the trusted partner to bring Columna Flow to your organization

Andworx Provides:

  • License sales and maintenance
  • Planning, Implementation, and Configuration
  • Testing and Deployment
  • User and Technical Training
  • Ongoing technical support and consulting services
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