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How Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) Improve Healthcare

With many new advancements to real-time location systems which further improve patient safety and system value, 2018 is a great year to begin evaluating healthcare RTLS. Passive RFID is the key component to Quake Global’s RTLS solution which will be the subject for this post. It’s a technology that provides rich data to hospitals for the benefit of reducing operational costs, improving workflow efficiency, suppressing medical errors, and increasing patient safety and satisfaction. Quake’s complete hardware and software solution delivers real-time and historical location data, automated alerts and detailed reporting with dependability and incomparable accuracy for many healthcare applications. In this article you will learn about using RTLS in healthcare and the many benefits from Quake Global’s experience with healthcare RTLS customers.

When backed by great process improvement strategy, Quake’s RTLS solution has been proven to drastically reduce the negative effects of equipment hoarding, misplaced or misidentified specimens, poor equipment utilization, inefficient operational workflows and patient flow bottlenecks. The system is designed to provide rich analytics for the visualization of operations and enablement of process improvement based purely on actionable data provided by the passive RFID technology. When hospitals fully utilize Quake’s RTLS in healthcare they receive an exceptional ROI and continually receive value years after implementation in the form of operational cost reductions and improved efficiency.

Hospitals use the data from Quake’s system to visualize workflow deficiencies and plan for improvement. Typically, a team of individuals are assigned to monitor the system depending on which use case the hospital has implemented. In the case of medical equipment management, a biomedical or clinical engineer would check the preventative maintenance schedules, status, location and utilization of equipment to decrease hoarding, build more efficient workflows, increase utilization and plan purchases accordingly. RTLS can also be used to improve clinical or emergency department operations by visualizing patient flows and providing actionable data for suppressing bottlenecks and improving throughput.

Not only does Quake Global provide a robust analytics database to hospitals from real-time RFID data, we provide exceptional support and education to maximize customer value. With the new EasyMonitor by Quake Global, entire hospital systems are monitored 24/7 for interruption of service to ensure peak performance and accuracy. Each installation is put through a rigorous testing procedure to ensure functionality and reduce dead zones. Quake’s RTLS solutions are also HIPAA compliant to ensure security and protection of patient information.

For a free evaluation of RTLS in your hospital contact Quake Global

Tanner Immonen 
Marketing Coordinator 
Quake Global, Inc. 

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