As a healthcare professional, you must coordinate clinical care needs to ensure clean, working equipment is available for patient treatments and remove barriers to efficient patient flow. Awarepoint allows better management of equipment assets to support nurses and other caregivers, maximizes your budget and helps optimize the efficient movement of patients throughout your facility.
Patient flow, capacity management, equipment rental costs, suboptimal equipment utilization, equipment theft or loss and regulatory compliance requirements can all have a dramatic impact on hospital costs, revenues and safety. Finding what and whom you need when you need it is imperative to patient safety and clinical outcomes.
Hospital operations and facilities professionals coordinate medical equipment needs to ensure that equipment and supplies are available for patient treatments, remove barriers to efficient patient flow and maintain a clean, safe facility, while managing and driving down costs. Regulatory compliance, shrinking operational budgets, service response times and equipment out of service turnaround times can all impact the hospital’s ability to assure timely delivery of patient care and affect the bottom line. Caregivers rely on you to assure the right equipment and the right patient is in the right place at the right time, every time.
With RTLS, staff can see exactly where equipment, patients or staff resources are located – anywhere in the facility. RTLS provides an asset tracking system that pinpoints equipment location, eliminating wasted time “hunting and gathering.” Asset management tools offer real-time and historical insight as to the location, status, and usage of equipment. This information provides quantitative data to reduce redundant inventory, manage rental costs and control loss, theft and misplacement throughout the hospital organization.
Patient and personnel tracking removes barriers to efficient patient throughput. Patient wait times are reduced, service response times are dramatically improved, and immediate staff productivity gains are achieved. During a hospital stay, a patient may be transferred to another nursing unit, transported for a procedure and transported during the discharge process. Knowing the transporters’ location helps the dispatcher appropriately assign them. RTLS can have further impact on patient transport, reducing inefficiency of moving patients that simply result from staff’s inability to quickly find the right equipment at the right time. Environmental services managers have enterprise insight to positively impact room turnaround times and help improve capacity management.
RTLS allows better management of expensive medical equipment to maximize budget and spend and helps optimize the efficient movement and delivery of equipment and patients throughout the hospital.
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Take Action. We offer hospitals a free RTLS Impact Analysis to identify positive financial and clinical outcomes specific to your hospital. This is done by conducting one-on-one interviews, using department-specific question sets to identify items to be tagged. We’ll then calculate your savings and present the identified hard cost reduction associated with TRUST using your hospital’s specific data. Contact us for your unique RTLS Impact Analysis and discover The Awarepoint Difference. Tell me more