Health
 
Patient, Assets, Drugs and employees
 
An RFID enabled system is used for accurately locating and tracking people, equipment and objects in a hospital. The system can be designed to track hospital assets, curb excess expenditures, increase safety and ensure security and access control by placing small radio frequency identification devices, or ‘RFID tags’ on people and objects.

Hospitals and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are facing daily challenges especially when responding to emergencies. They need to be able to manage a large number of patients during an emergency effectively and efficiently.

The institution is responsible for the care and safety of patients. If a patient is missing from their hospital bed or emergency ward the responsibility rests with the healthcare organization. RFID makes tracking and finding patients easier. Administering bedside care is safer, faster, because of real time and accurate identification and verification of patient.

Zelcom’s combined Active (RLTS) and passive RFID applications will make a big difference in the industry. The patients and Employees will be tracked using RLTS and assets, medicine and equipment will be tagged with Passive RFID tags.
 
Benefit
 
Asset Management – being able to locate a mobile asset at all times results in better asset utilization which reduces procurement and leases and dramatically reduces the amount of time your valuable staff spends searching for equipment.
 
Patient Care – being able to correctly identify a patient and know where that patient is at all times results in improved safety and bed placement.
 
Inventory Management – being able to identify what you actually have in your current inventory and where that inventory is being consumed reduces out-of-stock situations and the amount of consumables not being billed to a patient.
 
Asset Management
 
While the main goal of all healthcare organizations is to provide excellent patient care, they are also under pressure to contain costs. One area that needs to be addressed is asset management. In the past, the technology available to manage mobile assets was expensive and proprietary. One of the biggest aspects of asset management facing healthcare organizations is ‘asset invisibility’. Not knowing where valuable equipment and critical staff are when needed results in wasted time for both staff and patients. It also results in poor asset utilization which leads to unnecessary purchases and extended leases.
 
 
Patient Care
 
Radio frequency identification (RFID) has introduced dramatic new efficiencies in patient care. “Patient care” in the health care field is a broad term that addresses all aspects of the attention and treatment a patient receives while in your facility. From the time a patient walks into your facility to the time he or she leaves, everything that patient experiences has a direct impact on the level of care he or she receives. Radio frequency technology can improve the care a patient receives in many ways, including: Patient Tracking
 
RFID tags are attached to patients so that their exact location can be determined at all times. The ability to track all patients in real time has many benefits including:
 
  Knowing a patient is in a wrong and potentially dangerous area of the facility
  Verifying that an elderly or infirmed patient has not left your facility
  Alerting staff when an infant has left the childbirth unit
  Providing the ability for physicians to locate patients during rounds
  Improving the workflow of doctors, nurses and other caregivers
 
 
Inventory Management
 
In the retail market, radio frequency identification (RFID) has already proven that it can reduce costs. RFID can provide a simple, cost-effective solution that allows tracking of supplies from your receiving dock to your storage rooms to your supply stations. This is accomplished by placing a passive RFID tag on your inventory cases and items and automatically gathering the location of an item each time it passes through various areas. In the future, most items will already be tagged before you receive them.

By increasing the efficiency of the supply chain and knowing exactly what supplies you really have, hospitals can achieve many of the same benefits that the retail industry is experiencing such as:
 
  reducing out-of-stocks
  procuring less inventory
  decreasing lost and stolen supplies
  decreasing the rate of non-charged consumables
  reducing the time staff spends searching for inventory
  optimizing the utilization of current inventory
  improving inventory replenishment within your facility
  identifying inventory to be ordered (replenishment)
RFID can not only increases the visibility of your inventory but also identify each item. While bar codes can identify the type of product, RFID can identify each individual item. In addition, RFID tags provide additional data storage.
 
Key Benefits
 
  With the combination of active and Passive the cost of the tags will be significantly low
  With RLTS patients can use the panic button , which will be wireless
  First response automatically log in to the system
  Patients and employees can be located
  From the Purchase Order to the administration of the Medicine can be traced.
  Maintain live inventory
  System can be integrated with Carousal and ERP systems seamlessly.
 
When it comes to implementing an RFID solution you should do what you do best and turn to Zelcom, please contact our specialized staff will guide with all you to overcome your problems
 
 
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