The flow of patients through the hospital is a constant process and a recurring issue is the length of waiting time that a patient undergoes. However, beyond knowing when the patient arrives at the hospital and when the patient leaves the hospital, not much else is known of their time spent within the hospital. Continuous improvement in resource management and the patient experience is facilitated by up-to-date data on how long patients are spending in each tracked hospital location.
Information for all tracked patients is stored centrally on an RFID
Furthermore, there can be specific cases when we would want to track a vulnerable patient, for example, a disabled or aged patient (with dementia), or an unaccompanied minor. ASD’s RFID tracking solution allows hospital staff members to know where these patients are. Alerts and messages will notify staff members whenever patients move from one area to another.
Once patients are wearing an RFID-tagged wristband and known to the RFID
By assigning the RFID-tagged wristband to the patient it is possible to know how long the patient spends in the hospital including how long they spend in each department and how long they spend waiting. The system can then help to identify bottlenecks within the organisation.
Collecting this data over a period of time allows the hospital to build up vital statistical information, which can be analysed in order to improve service delivery and the following benefits should be expected:
|Automatic data collection.|
|Knowledge of the location of the patient.|
Improve patient flow by assigning an RFID wristband to the patient to track their location in any given area. By doing this it is possible to know how long the patient spends in the hospital including (most importantly) how long they spend waiting – which is a primary negative experience for a patient when attending a hospital. RFID
Using industry standards, RFID