Track equipment, people in tight spaces

The Bed and Bay Sensor enables precise tracking of mobile equipment and patient and caregiver interactions in locations with tight bed spacing, such as the emergency department (ED) and pre- and post-anesthesia care. This system uses Awarepoint’s ZigBee-based infrastructure to route data from RTLS tags on patients, personnel and assets to the aware360°Platform, allowing administrative users to capture care and therapy times, leverage real-time data to support clinical quality measures, record productivity and drive workflows. Awarepoint

Control high-dollar inventory

Hospitals can gain a powerful tool for managing expensive physician preference items (PPIs) such as stents, pacemakers, implants and orthopedic supplies by using McKesson radio frequency identification (RFID) cabinets to automate inventory control. A nurse can simply scan a badge, select the correct patient case with needed supplies and then go on rounds. The smart cabinet does the rest. Its built-in, low-touch technology automatically captures the supply data and updates the clinical case and inventory. McKesson

RTLS with integrated Wi-Fi

Radianse has integrated Wi-Fi capabilities into its patented 433-MHz active RFID tags and infrastructure, so organizations can customize their installation to use their existing Wi-Fi network to cover basic asset tracking and combine RFID, infrared and Wi-Fi technology. This is especially useful when high-level location accuracy is needed, such as tracking clinical patient flow and hand hygiene compliance. This solution reduces implementation costs without compromising performance. Tag-free tracking for laptops, tablets and smartphones is also available. Radianse

VA standardizes on CenTrak RTLS

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen CenTrak’s active-RTLS infrastructure to location-enable all of its 152 medical centers, 1,400 ancillary clinics and consolidated mail outpatient pharmacies as a subcontractor to HP Enterprise Services. This enterprise-wide RTLS infrastructure will automate managing hundreds of thousands of mobile medical devices, impacting availability, utilization, shrinkage and patient safety. The Clinical-Grade Locating technology aims to facilitate workflow improvements, including mobile medical equipment utilization, sterile processing efficiency and temperature-sensitive consumables monitoring. CenTrak

Monitor hand hygiene events in real time

This is not just another soap dispenser. It also monitors, measures and helps you manage hand hygiene participation. Powered by Versus’ real-time locating system (RTLS), SafeHaven automated hand hygiene monitoring provides unbiased, accurate data to promote a culture of safety and accountability in your facility. The infrared and RFID technology used in this system accurately identifies individuals, registers their location and detects necessary hand hygiene events. Versus Technology

Plan and optimize your Wi-Fi network

The next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard will bring a number of improvements, resulting in increased data rates and capacity. But 802.11ac also makes network planning and analysis more challenging. The Ekahau Site Survey version 6.0 (ESS) is a Wi-Fi design and deployment software tool that enables streamlined Wi-Fi network planning (both manual and automatic), site surveys, capacity estimation and administration. Automated access-point placement and channel optimization minimize interference and overlap to ensure adequate coverage. Ekahau

Real-time visibility of resources, staff

The Capacity Management Suite system 3.0 integrates advanced patient flow, business intelligence and RTLS technologies to help hospital executives better manage all areas of their organization impacted by patient demand. This solution provides real-time visibility and accountability to maximize performance for a broad spectrum of daily activities, including transfers, in-patient tracking, staff location, recent admissions and discharges, room assignments and cleans, mobile equipment searches and critical workflow improvement. TransportTracking and BedTracking apps are supported for iPad. TeleTracking Technologies

BI comes to RTLS

The combined business intelligence solution from Stanley Healthcare and Tableau Software delivers unprecedented visibility and insight into healthcare operations. For example, Wi-Fi RFID tags used to track and manage medical devices can generate large amounts of valuable data about the workflow of those devices, their location and their utilization. With the Stanley Healthcare and Tableau Software solution, healthcare organizations can better analyze this data and make quicker and better informed decisions. Stanley Healthcare

WaveMark to track supplies at 70 VA cath labs

WaveMark is one of the HP subcontractors chosen recently to create a $543 million RTLS solution for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation. WaveMark combines RFID smart cabinets that read their contents automatically with RFID-enabled point-of-care stations in procedure rooms to capture usage. The solution’s sophisticated supply chain software helps patient safety by improving product availability and alerting on expired and recalled items. It also right-sizes inventory, improves charge capture and streamlines workflow. WaveMark



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