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Addressing Patient Wandering in St. James’s Hospital

  •     24th Oct, 17

St. James's Hospital successfully introduced RFID technology to the hospital campus using ASD as their preferred solution provider. RFID technology, in conjunction with the integrated software and hardware solutions, allows St. James's Hospital to track and trace any entity that moves through the hospital. This project was given the name PATH – Patient and Asset Tracking in Healthcare.

"St. James's Hospital and ASD have made huge progress using RFID technology in healthcare over the past few years. We have cultivated a strong partnership and have worked in close collaboration resulting in achieving significant advances throughout the hospital campus." - Greg Magrane, Project Manager at St. James's Hospital

As part of this project, ASD is delighted to announce the successful integration with Vanderbilt’s ACT access control system in St. James’s Hospital. The RFID module with respect to Patient Wandering in the MISA building was developed between ASD, ACT and SAR Group with staff at St. James’s Hospital creating the functional specification for the project.

Patients are provided with RFID wristbands and their location can be known within the MISA building. By integrating with the access control system, it is now possible to set off an alarm should a vulnerable patient be located in the vicinity of an exit point.

About RFIDMedical

ASD’s RFIDMedical is a complete solution for hospitals and healthcare facilities that tracks and monitors the movement of patients and assets that are RFID-tagged within a fixed-reader environment.

Location information for all tracked patients is stored centrally on an RFIDMedical server ensuring that data can be shared both internally and externally with the relevant personnel. It is important to note that the RFIDMedical system does not store any personal or confidential information about the patient – it is purely the location of the patient that is being monitored.

About Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt is a global provider of security systems, operating efficiently in 95 countries. Vanderbilt designs, manufactures and distributes systems that safeguard environments and organizations of all sizes. Agility, adaptability, and dependability are distinctive marks of the Vanderbilt brand and these decisive traits satisfy a broad variety of customers’ application needs across banking, education, healthcare, retail, and more. Our product lines include access control, intrusion and video. To learn more, please visit www.vanderbiltindustries.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

For more information and to organise a demonstration please contact us using the provided links above or call +353 1 206 0011.

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