Revolutionizing Asset Tracking In Healthcare With AI-Based Real-Time Location Systems
by Adrian Jennings, Cognosos Chief Product Officer
Asset tracking plays an extremely vital role in the efficient management of healthcare facilities, ensuring that critical equipment, supplies and resources are readily available when needed. However, the current state of asset tracking in the healthcare industry has been riddled with challenges. Many hospitals that have deployed Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) have faced issues with technology reliability, implementation complexity and high costs. Conversely, many hospitals that have not yet implemented RTLS do indeed recognize its value but are frequently deterred by the traditionally prohibitive price-tag associated with it.
To truly grasp the current state of RTLS technology in healthcare, it’s important to first understand its origins. In this article, we’ll take a trip down memory lane to review the historical journey of RTLS in healthcare and shed light on the characteristics of existing solutions. Afterwards we’ll delve into how artificial intelligence (AI) technology is changing the face of asset tracking by leveraging Bluetooth technology for enhanced accuracy and cost-effectiveness.
Read the full article on Healthcare Business Today.