How hospital RTLS can save time, money, and resources
A decade ago, equipment tracking promised to become the next big thing for the healthcare sector. By tagging assets like retailers and other sectors had been doing, real-time location systems (RTLS) offered significant potential as healthcare facilities grew more complex, crowded, and teeming with portable innovations.
But then, realization struck: First-generation location systems were clunky, invasive, and expensive. They also made it difficult to measure any real efficiency or ROI.
Those early failures have stuck around in the minds of hospital leadership. Today, most facilities have no RTLS platform at all, in part because of these lingering concerns. But a lot has changed in 10 years. The bulky, problematic systems that once dominated the market are not the same as the lightweight, wireless versions in service today.
In fact, today’s technology – with AI and machine learning – enables hospitals to:
- Make data-driven decisions about equipment needs
- Cut back on equipment rentals and new purchases
- Track assets across entire facilities, even in hallways
- Provide management with hard proof of ROI
Want to learn more? Download our tip sheet “How to save time, money, and resources with hospital RTLS”.