Current manual processes of locating equipment throughout entire hospital campuses are labor intensive and inefficient. The AeroScout Asset Management solution automates and optimizes these manual processes that most hospitals have for managing and maintaining capital and rental equipment. The solution leverages the hospital’s existing Wi-Fi network for complete hospital-wide visibility, and enables rapid deployment with the lowest total cost of ownership.
AeroScout Asset Management solution enables materials managers, clinical engineers, nurses, distribution and transport services to:
The Asset Management solution includes a broad range of applications:
Par Level Management
Enables equipment tracking, in real-time, of when items enter or leave an area, such as a soiled or clean utility room, or a centralized distribution area. The system automatically alerts relevant staff upon shortage or surplus of equipment in an area.
Enables distribution staff to rapidly fulfill orders and reduce wait times.
Real-time inventory management enables staff to perform automated inventory counts throughout the entire hospital.
Asset utilization analysis is an effective tool to help managers assess capital equipment purchasing requirements and allocation among hospital departments.
Staff is alerted, in real-time, when equipment is leaving a certain unit/floor/building or even when accidently thrown down a laundry/trash chute to help prevent shrinkage and loss.
Rental equipment tracking throughout the hospital ensures that items are returned in a timely manner. Moreover, utilization analysis enables optimization of the balance between capital and rental equipment.
Clinical engineers can easily view maps and reports to understand the location and status of equipment requiring preventive maintenance. Alerts can be setup indicating when missing equipment appears back on site.
Clinical engineers can instantaneously know the locations of all recalled equipment across entire hospital campuses. Alerts inform staff whenever equipment that is currently offsite returns back onsite or arrives at certain areas of the hospital.
Enables automated alerting for equipment requiring repair and maintenance. Call buttons on the tags attached to the equipment can be used to indicate that it requires repair.
Integration to Maintenance Management Systems
Location and status data can be integrated into existing maintenance management hospital systems. These systems are automatically populated with location and status data. An asset or a group of assets requiring maintenance or recall can be viewed on a map directly from the maintenance management system.
Integration to Medical Device Management Systems
Integration with medical device management systems, such as infusion pump management servers, enables users to view the location of the asset directly from the infusion pump management system. In addition, AeroScout MobileView is updated with the status of the pumps (e.g., on, off or pumping) to create context-aware searching, reporting and alerting based on the device’s actual status.
"Health First has gained visibility and deep insights into the utilization patterns of its infusion pumps, which will enable the health system to equip its soon-to-open Viera Hospital without having to purchase new infusion pumps – a potential savings of more than $300,000."
- Health First, FL