Safety, compliances & patient experience
“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. IOT platform for healthcare, hospital inventory tracking, Indoor patient tracking solutions, and staff workflow monitoring can increase productivity and enforce physlcal distancing to enhance the patient experience and safety.
Our parent organization has been in the hospital ERP software industry as a reputed IT vendor for 30 years now, serving 250+ hospitals. 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 asset tracking software 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.
Digital twin for healthcare
- Locate wheelchairs, stretcher, portable ECG machine, etc easily to improve productivity
- Workforce and visitor indoor localization to understand safety & security. Understand the movement of outpatients during peak hours.
- Improve inpatient experience, safety & security. Track location and utilization of high-value equipment.
- Monitor indoor air quality, CO2 levels to prevent infection. Attendance monitoring & logging at working zones
Indoor localization, hospital inventory tracking
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’s safety, security, and convenience. Enhance patient flow matrices. The unique hospital inventory tracking solution does not require any wiring to be done during installation, runs on battery and, can be deployed in a few days. We offer integrated hospital software for enhancing patient experience management.
Digital Twin 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.
Digital twin for healthcare – indoor location tracking, asset monitoring
OT’s are said to be the sanctum sanctorum of any Hospitals. The Indoor air quality environmental 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 infections. Noncontact body temperature measurement and physical distancing can be implemented. 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 hospital. 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 & humidity monitoring have to be kept at check all the time. In both cases, there is a need for proper solutions which can be deployed without added cost of electrical cabling.
Tracking medical equipment & hospital inventory
It is a very common practice in big hospitals to have high-priced equipment like portable scanning machines to be moved from one department to another. From ED to patient wards to OT’s, the staff uses a variety of high-priced equipment to treat the patients. With the 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 using our hospital inventory tracking solution. Improve hospital resource planning through our easy to deploy solutions.
Intruder Detection after Office hours – Hospital indoor tracking
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.
Indoor positioning for Wards & Nursing stations
The hospital workforce including junior doctors, nurses, ward assistants, etc. is a lot in numbers and it is very difficult to track them at a given point in 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 and ensure social distancing where needed. The check-in, check-out can also be automated easily.
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 hospital inventory tracking IOT platform for healthcare. Hospital physical distancing, inventory tracking beacons, asset monitoring & workflow monitoring solutions using Bluetooth beacons.