Healthcare Asset Visibility Cuts Costs, Improves Care

Most healthcare providers would agree that their operations could benefit from improved efficiency, especially in managing vast supplies of medical equipment.

Automated asset tracking helps to improve efficiency and save costs for hospitals, which are tasked with managing hundreds of pieces of equipment, files and other assets across large facilities.

See the location of items in real-time for visibility into workflow status and resource planning.

Reduce capital expenditures and rental costs through efficient use of equipment and ensure compliance with maintenance and regulated processes.

 

Inventory Protection Against Expired and Recalled Items

Supplies such as lab supplies, consumables, and medications are often misplaced, out of stock or expired because there is no definitive systems to monitor inventory changes.

High usage levels and access by multiple users who do not monitor stock levels lead to inaccurate inventories and unnecessary rush orders to meet patient needs.

Take a look at the pharmacy and the emergency room for daily examples of this type of problem.

Purchasers need to know when various consumables are nearing re-order status, with minimal staff monitoring.

 

KNOW WHERE YOUR STAFF AND EQUIPMENT ARE LOCATED

The Smartx Hub® Personnel Tracking System is a fully integrated personnel tracking solution that can monitor personnel in real-time. The system is powered by three key components:

- Personnel Tracking Software
- RFID Wearable Tags
- RFID Readers
These three components work together to locate personnel and can be customized to address the needs of any business environment.Best of all, staff tracking solutions are achieved via passive RFID, so there's no interruption in staff routine.

When you know where your people, equipment, and patients are, you gain new visibility to hospital performance.

Solutions powered by BLE Beacons.

Bluetooth Beacons can be used to track the location of employees and assets in a workplace.
There are some advantages and limitation of using Beacons Tags over RFID Tags which we will explain below.
Beacons have to communicate with a Beacon Gateway, for information to be sent to the servers.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE

Mobile Medical Device Tracking & Distribution

Most healthcare providers would agree that their operations could benefit from improved efficiency, especially in managing vast supplies of medical equipment. Reduce staff time spent on searching for, delivering, maintaining, and cleaning equipment through real-time status and location of equipment. The system knows exactly when the minimum quantity of equipment or supplies has been reached, so it can automatically re-order more. Staff saves time while ensuring healthcare facilities have the resources needed.

Healthcare Asset Management & Optimization

Patient care is delayed or interrupted while staff searches for needed equipment. High-value assets (wheelchairs, IV pumps, instruments, beds, etc.) move untracked around the facility, with no clear ability to determine their locations. Bed and equipment turnover are essential to the efficient operation and difficult to track. Occasionally, Equipment is hoarded or accidentally lost in linen or waste disposal areas.

Automate Asset PAR-level management

Enables equipment tracking, in real-time, of when items enter or leave an area, such as a soiled or clean utility room, or a centralized distribution area. The system automatically alerts relevant staff upon shortage or surplus of equipment in an area.

The system knows exactly when the minimum quantity of equipment or supplies has been reached, so it can automatically re-order more. Staff saves time while ensuring healthcare facilities have the resources needed to meet patients’ needs.

Automate tracking of laundry, uniforms and Textile assets

The possible reasons for the disappearance of linen are because it has been disposed of by staff who may consider it too soiled to launder, stolen or left with patients when discharged home. The RFID tags allow scanners to count the pieces being dispatched and received by the laundry, and also to detect linen in waste bags or stored in cupboards.

Document and Data File Tracking

Providers have a regulated responsibility to safeguard patient records against loss or unauthorized access. Both, paper and digital records must be strictly controlled. Visitors, patients, and other non-hospital personnel may have access to sensitive areas. Many documents and data files, including charts, physician and pharmacy orders, laboratory reports and imaging files must circulate to be useful. Fixed RFID readers deployed at key entry and exit points let providers offer limited but secure access on an as-needed basis.

Automate Tracking of Supplies and Medications

RFID readers, which provide an on-the-spot reading of RFID tags, allow workers to perform quick and accurate inventories or search for specific items that could be misplaced in the supply room. Automated inventory updates help reduce lost and stolen supplies, non-charged consumables and the time spent locating supplies. With Smartx solution is possible to automate expiring product stock alerts are sent to purchasers, allowing timely re-ordering.

Healthcare RAIN RFID technology by RAINRFID Association

Healthcare Asset Visibility Cuts Costs, Improves Care

Hospitals that automatically track the movement and availability of mobile medical equipment with the RAIN RFID solution from Smartx can help staff locate ready-to-use devices faster, make better use of the existing asset, and reduce costly overstocking and process delays.

  • Reduce capital expenses and other costs through better use of existing asset and improved workflow management
  • Increase staff efficiency with automated work assignments and by making important assets available when and where needed
  • Gain transparency and accountability with visibility into tasks, assignments, and status
  • Improve patient care by freeing staff time and reducing the wait for equipment

How Does RFID Work?

Radio frequency identification, or RFID, uses radio waves to communicate between a RFID reader and an electronic tag affixed to an object.
Each tag is encoded with a unique identifier that is tied to a database. Tags can be read using handheld or mobile readers, shelf or tabletop readers, or readers that can be installed at doorways or in portal configurations.
A line of sight is not required – tags can be read automatically, even through packaging materials and in transit, whenever moving items or people come within range of a reader. RFID systems greatly streamline inventory and asset tracking, virtually eliminating human error while providing instant, detailed records of the movement of assets.