Bringing RFID solutions to hospitals
Hospitals rely on the availability of assets, such as beds, medical equipment and sterile goods, to deliver an efficient service to their patients. Being able to locate and identify the status of an asset is, or should be, critical to modern hospital operations. Our RFID solutions for healthcare are a natural evolution for hospitals and the futureproofing of their business operations.
A need for better healthcare logistics
As hospitals are busier than ever, it is vital that they operate as efficiently as possible to be able to provide the best level of service and patient care. Hospitals are complex places, with intricate systems of personnel and material flows that need to run smoothly to achieve an efficient patient flow. From patient admission to discharge and everything in between, hospital assets must be locatable, accessible and in working order to ensure patients are treated with the correct equipment, safely and in a timely manner.
If a medical device can’t be located, then it will miss its scheduled maintenance date, meaning the item could be faulty and not safe to use but remain in circulation, causing risk to any patients who are treated using it. It can also impact procurement when the location of various medical devices is unknown, and stocks are short or depleted. A hospital’s procurement team purchases new replacement items to ensure supply to devices to treat patients, this can lead to excess stocks, adding more costs and an increased fleet size to manage.
That’s why RFID healthcare solutions are extremely important – using RFID technology, beds and medical devices can be easily tracked and located when they are required, either for use by a medical professional to treat a patient or for planned preventative maintenance by the clinical engineering department, improving the utilisation of equipment and the hospital’s operational efficiencies.
Introducing Lyngsoe X-Tracking™
- our RFID healthcare solution
X-Tracking™ is a GS1 approved, web-based application that provides a real-time tracking solution, enabling full visibility of the location and status of hospital assets.
X-Tracking™ can be integrated with your existing hospital asset management systems, giving you the holistic solution, you need to optimize your assets, streamline your operations and improve patient flow.
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Key benefits of real-time hospital tracking
- Improves real-time information that can be accessed from multiple devices 24/7
- Reduces time spent searching for medical devices and beds
- Increase utilization rates of medical device fleet
- Fewer missing assets avoids unnecessary procurement
- Reduces patient wait times and appointment cancellations
- Improves preparation for incoming patients in A&E
- Streamlines maintenance of equipment
- Maintains accurate location data records for safety equipment.
- Helps achieve and maintain regulatory compliance
- Supports infection control and improves patient safety
- Provides access to live and historic data that can be used to predict demand and inform planning, budgeting, and resource provision
How does RFID hospital asset tracking work?
Medical equipment is labelled with RFID tags and, as the equipment moves around different areas of the hospital, the tags interact with ceiling mounted RFID antennas and grids of installed nodes at logistical points throughout the hospital. Assets can also be detected using handheld readers. X-Tracking™ then manages and consolidates the data to automatically track and update the status of the hospital assets in real time.
Whether tracking beds, sterile goods, medical devices or safety equipment, X-Tracking™ operates in the same way, providing visibility of assets, enabling staff to easily locate specific equipment and identify devices that are due their planned preventative maintenance.
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