Managing mobile assets in a hospital is an enormous task. Hospital asset management systems have become a key tactic in reducing the time, cost, and patient care delays associated with locating hospital assets.
Without an asset management system in place, nurses, techs, and support staff must spend time looking for equipment throughout the day to care for patients. Clinical engineers spend combing the hospital for equipment that needs scheduled maintenance. Patient transport is often delayed when a wheelchair or gurney cannot be located. Hospital administrators typically incur artificially high equipment rental costs and excess capital expense to guarantee sufficient inventory to ensure patient safety and ease staff time searching for equipment.
The significant challenge common to all of these is timely, reliable locating of important equipment and assets and asset management software can significantly shift this paradigm. Thousands of pieces of equipment – from IV pumps to wheelchairs – constantly move around the hospital. Without automated asset management software, finding what you need when you need it can affect patient safety, clinical outcomes, staff productivity and job satisfaction.
Awarepoint offers a hospital asset tracking solution using an active RFID real-time location system (RTLS). With RTLS, Awarepoint delivers real-time access to actionable information regarding the location, status and movement of equipment and people.
Awarepoint’s unique hospital asset tracking solution uses patented Sensors based on underlying ZigBee technology that are simply plugged in to standard electrical outlets and instantly form the wireless Awarenet™ mesh network. RFID hospital asset tracking tags are attached to equipment or people and users can track their location, status and movement in real-time from any web-enabled computer using the Searchpoint™ search engine.
The Awarepoint hospital asset tracking solution can be installed anywhere in your facility without disruption, even in occupied patient rooms and sterile areas, offering the quickest, most economical and least disruptive hospital asset tracking solution in the industry today.
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