4 common hospital problems (and how to solve them)
Healthcare, like all the other sectors in the world, is not perfect. It doesn’t matter if hospitals are publicly or privately managed, there are some common problems that always arise in the different levels of the organization.
Yet some problems are being addressed with the incorporation of technology, there’s still a long way to go. Patients, staff and managers can benefit from tracktio’s solutions in the healthcare field.
Without the correct organization, a hospital can’t work. It is not uncommon to see medicines, equipment and items that are important for daily hospital operations running around the hospital with no control at all. Sometimes it is impossible to know who was the last person using a tool or where was it left.
RFID plays an important role in organizing things inside the hospital. With it, each employee must register in order to use a tool, so management can keep track of the usage history and allocate costs to the different departments.
Poor hand hygiene
When working in a hospital, hygiene is the most important factor to take into account. Still, a lot of people get infected by lack of nurse hygiene, even having sanitizers all across the facility. Controlling hygiene is not easy, but is something that should be done to guarantee some standards.
RTLS is the best ally to make sure hygiene standards are met. Thanks to these technology you can know:
- Who, when and where are hand sanitizers used
- Hygiene percentages by group or individuals
- Detect hygiene improvements in a time frame
- See if employees are meeting their hygiene duties
In hospitals with large amounts of patients, it is difficult to keep track of them all. Sometimes people wander around, get disoriented and go to dangerous areas. When this happens, staff has to spend a lot of time finding the patient and efficiency is lost.
RTLS tags can have different form factors and technologies like BLE Beacons, UWB and Wi-Fi, and you can adapt them to a wristband for instance. It is a non-invasive solution that allows managers to set boundaries and to control the location of every patient.
Long Waiting Lines
The recurring concern of all hospital and emergency departments is that workflow is not efficient and patients spend a lot of time waiting for their turn. Patient satisfaction decreases and the hospital is not able to treat as much patients as wanted.
Our healthcare solution is designed to automate everyday activities and make sure the facility gains efficiency and accuracy. Decrease lost time and make sure patients leave your facility with their correct diagnosis.
Do you really know what you can do to automate your hospital and improve patient satisfaction? Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will offer you the best solution adapted to your needs.