Automated Data Capture for Healthcare
When RFID is utilized in hospitals and healthcare facilities, they become overwhelmingly more efficient. No longer are essential hospital personnel straddled with administrative duties, in addition to serving patients at the bedside. Automating time-consuming inventory and stocking tasks frees staff to provide high-quality patient care. RFID technology dramatically improves productivity and saves costs. The end result: Patients win.
* 48% reduction in staff hours spent on administrative tasks
• Elimination of manual counting
• Elimination of expired and stock-out items
• Elimination of last-minute orders and shipping
• Error-free inventory audits
• Real-time notification of item and personnel movement
• 20% reduction of medical device inventory
• 98% charge capture
• 100% ROI through inventory optimization
Here's proof that RFID in the healthcare industry improves hospital supply chain management by leaps and bounds:
• Critical supply chain management and automated supply reordering
Adventist White Memorial Hospital, in Los Angeles, prevented the ongoing loss of $20,000 per month of expired products when RFID was implemented.
• Patient security
In a 2010 research study, The Mayo Clinic discovered that RFID accurately paired appropriate clinical actions with patients 100% of the time.
• Implant inventory access and management
With the use of smart cabinets to track storage and removal of cath lab inventory, Israel’s Herzeliya Medical Center put an end to disputes with their suppliers.
• Tracking security access
An October 2018 prototype was found to expedite patient transport, oversaw housekeeping services, and controlled restricted entry of personnel at Henry Ford Health System.
• Surgical tool location and tracking
Tagging surgical tools before a procedure prevented accidental misplacement and leaving them inside patients. Labor costs of looking for missing tools was cut by as much as $1,800 per hour at Mayo Clinic’s Saint Mary’s Hospital and Rush University Hospital.
• FDA UDI tracking
In 2017, Northwell Health Hospitals experienced streamlined supply chain usage of devices labeled with the FDA’s mandated UDI labeling. They observed trends in usage that helped maximize maintenance and sterilization processes.
• Tracking personnel and patients
A 2012 research study concluded that RFID technology was 100% accurate in tracking wandering patients and pairing newborns to their mothers.
How can you put RFID to use in your hospital or healthcare facility?
Know at all times…
Healthcare Supply Chain Management
- the location and use of every medical and surgical device,
- when items need to be restocked or are expiring,
- the usage of FDA UDI medical devices,
- the correct pairing of clinical procedures with patients,
- the accurate charge codes for billing
- the location of essential personnel and equipment,
- the best patient transport routes Point A to Point B to avoid bottlenecks,
- the location of patients
- the individuals that enter and exit restricted areas
Rely on our suite of RFID, IoT, and IMDF solutions
to experience efficiency in your healthcare facility!
Track all types of items, regardless of size and shape by tagging them, scanning them into the system, and then placing them into the secure Smart Cabinet. When the item is removed, a notification goes to the supplier automatically. When an item runs low, another notification goes to the supplier. When an item is returned, the system sends out a notification. Truly, any implant, medical device, or surgical tool is traced wirelessly to remove administrative and human errors.
Snap & Go
Capture a quick snapshot of items used in the OR, and the information is identified and cataloged into your hospital item master or placed into the IDENTI Medical Backoffice for later identification. No barcodes are needed to have an accurate handle on the cost of medical procedures based on the costs of items used for the procedure. The Snap & Go supports RFID with visual recognition, AI, and machine learning technology for charge capture for low-cost sutures, expensive implants, and everything in between.
LogiPlatform Cloud-Web Server
Manage your Smart Cabinet and IDENTI Medical Snap & Go™ inventory with the end-to-end software solution that updates patient records, hospital reports, and supplier requisitions instantly. Connect with your existing mobile network without the need of expensive infrastructure.
Attach to critical stock items in any location inside your hospital or healthcare facility. Simply click a button and the digital display indicates the order status. Requests for restock and regular restocking reports are automatically sent to hospital ERP systems.
NavvTrack® Indoor Navigation and Location Services Platform
Oversee the movements of personnel, patients, and equipment in real-time, on a map of your facility, with the contact tracing system that is based on the same idea as smartphone GPS location technology. Ensure quick patient transport, monitor proper social distancing, prevent the spread of disease, and avoid misplaced patient belongings, all without the need to install expensive infrastructure.
There is no end to where you can affix RFID tags to monitor and navigate the movements of items and people throughout your hospital.
Learn more about how to implement RFID, IoT, & contact tracing for healthcare in our white paper: “Using Automated Data Capture to Improve Hospital Supply Chain Management & Patient Care”. Then contact our RFID specialists at (425) 438-2533 to build the custom RFID system to meet your hospital’s goals.