How to Improve patient experience in hospital

Hospital Indoor positioning technology

Read more about the benefits of indoor tracking solutions, which helps to enhance patient experience, measure and reduce patient wait times, optimise operating expenses, and increase staff productivity.

Benefits of hospital indoor tracking system - Ripples IOT

  • Using our lower-cost sensor tags will influence the total price of the tracking and that can keep the price in the lower cents per m² per year for the entire solution, not only the infrastructure.
  • When considering the price, also a greater number of tags will lower the price per tag. Volume pricing is key.
  • Less frequent reporting will also lower the Total Cost of Ownership of the infrastructure.

Each use case is unique in terms of the needed reporting interval or sensor triggering method, the accuracy, and battery life expectations. The 2.5-10-5 method acts as a baseline, but to ensure a successful deployment that fits the hospital requirements, all the points can be altered. Whatever the use case, supply chain logistics, hospitals, hotels, or manufacturing, the costs will keep in the lower tens of cents per square meter per operational year using indoor positioning technology.

Benefits of hospital indoor tracking systems

The batteries in the tags/anchor tags and sensors, used for department location data collection, need to last at least five years to ensure that the deployment can reach the desired return on investment (ROI).  Even longer battery life can be achieved by using sensors triggered data collection, such as motion. Read about surgical workflow tracking.

Hospital indoor location system

For most needs of indoor tracking systems, location data is up to date with 5-minute reporting intervals for indoor tracking systems. In most cases, even 5-, 10- and 30-minute intervals are enough. It is possible to collect the data even more frequently. This will have an effect on the power consumption of the wireless anchors and asset tags.

Most of the time Bluetooth mesh beacons trigger data collection. The system collects the data when a change in the network happens. Benefits of wireless sensor-triggered data collection include:

  • Lowers the power consumption
  • Decreases the load in data management operations in backend systems.
  • Integrate with the hospital navigation app

2.5 square meter location accuracy inside hospitals

Use cases in hospitals. Space requires the accuracy of a person’s visual environment which means roughly 2.5-5-meter accuracy, zone or room accuracy. That is ample enough to reduce the time used in searching for the assets in a large area, like an office building, specialty hospital reception, patient waiting area, or laboratory.

Ripples IoT - Hospital indoor tracking systems, patient tracking, medical records tracking, nurses tracking, wheelchair tracking

Hospital indoor tracking systems

For hospital assets that require more accuracy, an easy and affordable solution is to add e.g. an LED light to the asset tag, that can be lit to guide the nurse or attender to recognize the equipment they are looking for in the area with 2.5-meter location accuracy.

Call us to know more about the benefits of a hospital indoor tracking system, comprising of wheelchair tracking, patient tracking, nurses tracking, medical device tracking, and patient records tracking.