Changing the face of healthcare
“Not knowing where things are, can be inconvenient at best. In hospitals, not having wheelchairs, beds and infusion pumps available at the right time can impede the required daily care. But as patients are frequently on the move, keeping track of hospital assets proves challenging in practice.” – Liam van Koert
- Completely wireless deployed solution for indoor GPS
- Locate wheelchairs, stretcher, portable ECG machine etc easily
- Workforce and visitor tracking to understand workflow
- Understand people movement during peak hours
- Improve patient experience, safety & security
- Track location and utilisation of high value equipment
- Monitor indoor air quality, CO2 levels to prevent infection
- Attendance monitoring & logging of working zones
- Temperature & humidity inside operation theaters, laboratory & pharmact
Indoor positioning beacons
Track and trace the high value and critical equipment within the campus of the hospital within an accuracy of 5 meters. Improve staff productivity, people safety, security, and convenience. Enhance patient flow matrices. The unique solution does not require any wiring to be done during installation, runs on battery and, can be deployed in a few days.
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 organization 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 a full-fledged indoor GPS and equipment 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.
Hospital indoor air quality monitoring sensors
OT’s are said to be the sanctum sanctorum of any Hospitals. The environment conditions should be monitored continuously and have 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 sensors for 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 have 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.
Equipment current 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 medical equipment & hospital inventory
It is a 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 Indoor GPS tracking solution, the administrators would be able to know which equipment is in which department. This also prevents any potential theft as well. On similar lines, we can also track the number of wheelchairs or stretchers at a particular location.
Store condition – IOT 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 the presence of excess moisture, water, etc. in the storerooms
Intruder Detection after Office hours
Most hospital administrator offices, stores, and accounts room have an operational time. It is important to track and monitor any intruder presence in the above-mentioned places after office hours. Ripples IOT door monitoring system will immediately alert any unwanted intruder presence in such places.
Tracking paramedical 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 indoor air quality monitoring solutions, authorities will be able to remotely monitor the air quality and the ammonia levels inside the toilet.
These are just a few use cases we have built or implemented in a hospital environment. Of course, we can do a 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 indoor tracking beacons, monitoring solutions with IOT in hospitals