The requirement for hospitals to understand the movement and status of their assets is becoming increasingly important, as the average hospital can lose as much as 15% of its critical assets every year. On top of this, it has been observed that 51% of nurses can often spend at least 30 minutes per shift searching for equipment. Not having the ability to automate inventory management, par level management, and rental management is also proving to be costly for healthcare organizations.
Real-time locating systems (RTLS) are used to automatically identify and track the location of objects or people in real time, usually within a building or other contained area. Wireless RTLS tags are attached to objects or worn by people, and in most RTLS, fixed reference points receive wireless signals from tags to determine their location. Examples of real-time locating systems include tracking automobiles through an assembly line, locating pallets of merchandise in a warehouse, or finding medical equipment in a hospital.
At 4G Solutions we utilize RTLS through our relationship with Stanley Healthcare to provide our customers with an expertly designed and implemented location tracking system to save time and money, giving providers the opportunity to
increase patient flow and efficiency.