Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) asset tracking systems make use of RFID tags to help identify tagged medical assets in RFID hospitals. RFID hospital asset tracking helps in processing automation and reducing patient wait times. It starts with RFID hospital inventory management, where assets like patient blood bags, IV pumps, heart monitors, beds, wheelchairs, and anything that influences patient outcomes are assigned unique RFID tags. Sensors in the facility scan and update their locations in a database, helping the hospital make smarter choices about their asset utilization.
RFID asset tracking, paired with an intelligent software, like Pycube’s aktivu™, helps RFID hospitals gain a one-up over their manual counterparts, as their processes are more stable and effective. While RFID is used for tracking, Pycube’s software enables efficient data storing, processing, and analysis.
RFID hospital inventory management makes use of RFID tags for medical assets along with RFID sensors in hospital corridors, storage areas, as well as key entry and exit points for medical equipment. This not only makes RFID hospitals more efficient, but also helps them locate their assets anywhere in the facility and better plan and understand their utilization. Hospital staff know exactly where assets are located and can spend more time attending to patients rather than searching for medical equipment.
RFID asset tracking can have a major impact on the cost of operations at hospitals. RFID asset tracking helps reduce unnecessary movement of men and machinery in the facility by reducing search time for assets, thereby enabling them to be more efficient in their tasks. As well, RFID hospital asset tracking helps facilities reduce wastage and use valuable resources productively. RFID hospitals tend to run leaner operations in the long term.
RFID hospital inventory management can enable clinical inventories to become fully automated, saving both patients and doctors at the facility precious time. This can come in handy when improving customer satisfaction levels and patient turnover.
Thanks to RFID and other technologies, patients can spend less time at hospitals, benefiting both themselves and the hospital.