IOT in healthcare – surgical workflow tracking, patient safety

Patient experience & safety

Learn from experts on how IOT is used in hospitals and what is the best platform for IOT in hospitals

Benefits of deploying Ripples IOT in healthcare - improved patient experience, reduced patient wait times

Patient experience, on-time delivery

IOT in healthcare, automation platform for hospitals to monitor surgical process flow – Mesh-enabled indoor position systems to track inpatient movement, wheelchairs, stretchers, portable ECG machines, inventory pallets, and garbage bins. Improve productivity, and enhance hospital workforce efficiency, We provide an indoor accuracy of 2.5 meters and are ideal for Healthcare workflows. The solution is bundled with tracking devices, gateway, and cloud-enabled asset tracking software for hospitals using iot healthcare projects.

IOT in healthcare for surgical workflow tracking

IOT healthcare devices list – Ripples hospital tracking systems can remotely monitor your high-value medical assets providing insights on usage patterns and damages. Ripples IOT for smart hospitals deploys indoor positioning beacons that continuously monitor and log the data about the moving assets it is attached to.

Smart healthcare in IOT for environment monitoring, 
Ripples IoT in hospitals, patient wait time tracking solutions

Today surgeries have become inevitable to curb medical cases and had become a daily schedule in hospitals as life-threatening diseases and accidents are alarmingly increasing. This has put operation theaters in high demand making it tough for healthcare providers to maintain hygienic conditions without deploying smart healthcare devices. Read about the benefits of deploying indoor positioning.

Tracking process flow in surgical department

On average, an operation theater will have 5-8 occupancy and an equipment load of 5-7 KW which contributes to room temperature significantly. If the hospital is applying for certifications like JCI, NABH, etc. the operation theater conditions, like temperature, have to be maintained at certain levels e.g. for NABH, OT temperature has to be maintained at 21 Degree Celsius +/- 3 degrees Celsius. In most OT a thermometer is kept and reading is taken manually which increases the chances of errors to improve infection control using healthcare in IOT.

  • IOT platform for hospitals with actionable insights
  • 24/7 Remote medical equipment monitoring
  • IOT in healthcare research papers on request
  • Easily configurable hospital asset tracking solution
  • Patient wait times tracking across the hospital zones
  • Automated data logging, activity based costing
  • Usage insights on individual equipment
  • Enables equipment usage-based billing
  • Instant alerts on abuse, hour usage, and theft
  • Helps in fixed asset management

Challenges with IOT in healthcare

During these economic conditions, patient experience, patient wait times, and safety aspects matter the most. To provide better patient care, the use of medical equipment is inevitable for healthcare providers. To enable medical diagnosis the healthcare providers invest millions in procuring high-quality medical devices like MRI, X-Ray, Ultrasound Scanner, etc. Any damage to this equipment will result in a huge loss of revenue and affects patient care. Locating portable equipment improves hospital efficiency, staff productivity and reduces patient wait times.

Healthcare IOT solutions

Damages to this medical equipment can happen due to misuse, abuse of equipment, or the condition at which they are operated and maintained. Most of these damages are concealed and go unnoticed. It becomes hard to prove whether the damage was due to a manufacturing defect, damage while transportation and installation, or damage caused at the hospital. The lack of availability of proper data to prove damage affects insurance and warranty claims. All these emphasize the importance of robust medical equipment tracking & monitoring solutions.

IOT solutions for surgical workflow process

What is the best platform for IoT?  A ready-to-deploy solution, which can be integrated with existing hospital information systems, whereby seamless information exchange can happen on the availability of staff, capacity utilization, patient queue management, workflow patterns, etc. The system can also provide instant alerts on temperature humidity. We deploy wireless tags for asset, workforce & patient wait times tracking, wheelchair tracking, and sensors for temperature, movement, non-contact attendance, and panel open and close

  • 24/7 OT Temperature Monitoring System
  • Bluetooth Low energy mesh for large scale deployments
  • Instant alerts on temperature, humidity & pressure variations

Call us to know more about implementing Ripples IOT in healthcare for surgical workflow tracking, comprising of staff, asset tracking, patient wait time tracking and workflow management.

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