Leveraging existing wayfinding technology
he recent strain on healthcare systems has highlighted the need for simplified, efficient and cost-effective real-time asset location. Unfortunately, only now are many hospitals realizing their current real-time location system (RTLS) does not perform as expected, or worse, doesn’t work altogether.
But in a time like the present, how is it possible to deploy a new RTLS solution in an environment that with no disruption?
The answer lies in a system that may be already installed in your hospital: your indoor navigation app. This wayfinding technology contains the exact framework and hardware needed to implement highly-accurate real-time asset tracking — quickly.
What’s more, when leveraging the wayfinding system already installed for RTLS, the investment made in the enabling indoor location can be repurposed, extending its use to a high-value function with impactful ROI. Here’s how:
- Thanks to the minimal footprint of BLE technology, RTLS can be implemented without new electrical or network cables, without entering patient rooms,and without lifting lift ceiling tiles.
- The wayfinding technology’s Bluetooth beacons and digital maps are already in place to be used as the basis for configuring the RTLS asset tracking portal, and the assignment of rooms, floors and zones.
- The dedicated wireless backhaul is based on patented technology typically only requiring two connected devices per floor, eliminating any connectivity to your wi-fi network.
- Our cloud-based applications are remotely provisioned and managed for your site requiring minimal operational interference to get the system up and running.
Real-time asset intelligence, from Cognosos, leverages the time and effort spent implementing wayfinding technology, to significantly reduce the time-to-value when deploying RTLS.