If you are planning to attend the HIMSS 2022 Global Health Conference, you are probably interested in technological innovations that can help improve workplace processes within the healthcare sector.
One technology changing the way healthcare professionals work is real time location systems (RTLS). RTLS can reduce the time healthcare professionals spend looking for equipment, track inventory, and eliminate theft and equipment hoarding.
How does RTLS Benefit Healthcare?
Locate Healthcare Equipment
Studies have shown that nurses are unproductive about twenty minutes every shift. This time is often spent attempting to locate equipment or supplies that they need for patient care. There are a variety of different factors that affect this figure, such as misplaced items, hoarding, and even theft. With the implementation of RTLS, nurses can locate the supplies they need instantly and avoid delays in emergency situations.
Improve Patient Care
More than half of all surgical operations are delayed due to surgeons having the wrong tools or equipment supplied to them, or because equipment has fallen into disrepair. The implementation of RTLS allows staff to make sure everything is in the right place, and equipment maintenance is up-to-date and conducted regularly. Tracking and monitoring supplies and equipment gives patients an improved level of care by eliminating human error and keeps processes flowing.
Eliminate Cannot Find Lists for Biomed
Biomed departments have the tough task of maintaining large inventory lists for preventative maintenance procedures. It can be a daunting task trying to manually keep track of such a large list. Through RTLS, healthcare personnel in charge of “cannot find lists” can reduce or eliminate items on it by having real-time visibility into all healthcare equipment at all times.
Can your Industry Benefit from RTLS?
When it comes to healthcare, offering the best and most innovative experience for patients is beyond valuable. If you’re interested in learning more about how RTLS could be a fit for your organization, book a demo today or visit us at The HIMSS 2022 Conference at booth #6569.