Changing the face of healthcare
Internet of things (IOT) is aiding healthcare providers to gain valuable insights into their hospital inventories and working environment with remote condition monitoring solutions. The real-time data will help in improving overall operational efficiency and assist the administrators to make proactive decisions in improving security, safety and operations.
Our parent organisation has been in the healthcare industry as a reputed IT vendor for close to 27 years now. We have seen the changing face of Information technologies in hospitals from a very close corner. Today, at Ripples IOT we have developed full fledged monitoring solution for hospitals with the aid of proven wireless and sensor technologies. In this blog, I will try to throw some light on the various use cases Ripples IOT in hospitals for monitoring and tracking can bring to the table.
Power Monitoring – IOT in hospitals
Reducing electricity bills is a headache for any hospital administration. It is important to keep track of the power consumed by each hospital departments to get more accountability. You can keep track of the energy consumption by each hospital equipment, especially for legacy ones.
Tracking Movement for high value equipment
It is very common practice in big hospitals to have high-priced equipment like portable scanning machine to be moved from one department to another. From ED to patient wards to OT’s, staffs use a variety of high-priced equipment to treat the patients. With Ripples IOT tracking solution, the administrators would be able to know which equipment is in which department. This also prevents any potential theft as well. On the similar lines, we can also track the number of wheelchairs or stretchers at a particular location.
Store condition – IOT in hospital monitoring
Rodents and Civets usually are a threat to any storage areas. It is important to keep check of their presence and alert the authorities immediately. Similarly with environment monitoring solutions, one can detect presence of excess moisture, water etc. in the store rooms
Intruder Detection after Office hours
Most hospital administrator offices, stores and accounts room has an operational time. It is important to track and monitor any intruder presence in the above mentioned places after office hours. Ripples IOT monitoring system will immediately alert any unwanted intruder presence in such places.
OT air quality monitoring sensors
OT’s are said to be the sanctum sanctorum of any Hospitals. The environment conditions should be monitored continuously and has to be maintained in optimum conditions. The air quality, temperature, humidity and hygiene have to be monitored accurately to avoid any mishaps. Usually the OT’s are sterilized after each day’s working, so it is crucial to detect any intruder presence in odd hours. Read more about IOT in operation theatre monitoring
Environment monitoring in Server Rooms, Laboratories
Server rooms are usually the central node of any hospitals. The servers should be maintained in a cool environment and is crucial to maintain the temperature at a certain level. Similarly in pathology labs, the testing condition has to be optimal, and temperature and humidity has to be kept at check all the time. In both cases, there is a need for proper environment monitoring solutions. The authorities will be duly alerted if there is a change in conditions.
Tracking para medical staff at Wards & Nursing stations
Hospital workforce including junior doctors, nurses, ward assistants etc. are a lot in numbers and is very difficult to track them at a given point of time. With Ripples IOT tracking systems, the workforce can be tracked easily and it is also easy to get their count at a particular location. The check-in, check-out can also be automated easily.
Toilet Hygiene Monitoring – IOT in hospitals
Toilets are one place we all think twice to go outside our home, especially if it is a hospital toilet. It is very important to keep the hospital toilets neat, clean and with a pleasant odor. With Ripples hygiene monitoring solutions, authorities will be able to remotely monitor the air quality and the ammonia levels inside the toilet.
These are just few use cases we have built or implemented in a hospital environment. Of course we can do lot more like water level monitoring in tanks, light modulation according to the human presence, exhaust automation etc. With proper dashboard and visualization tools, we assure better insights into the daily hospital operations.
Do write to us, to know more about our monitoring solutions with IOT in hospitals