NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital discusses the importance of Wi-Fi RTLS to biomedical engineering and describes the hospital's use of AeroScout's Asset Management solution to track and manage over 8,000 assets across its 2,400 bed campus.
Improved visibility of our assets allows us to free up the time spent monitoring these assets, so our staff and technicians can do what they do best – provide high quality patient care. We chose AeroScout because they offer a solution that is scalable to handle many thousands of assets, and meet the needs of a wide variety of hospital users across our large, distributed environment.
Dr. Steven Erde, Vice President of Information Services Technology and Innovation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Oregon Health & Science University
OHSU, an AeroScout customer since 2006, discusses its use of Wi-Fi RTLS applications including Asset Tracking & Management and Temperature Monitoring. OSHU uses the AeroScout solutions to manage thousands of pieces of medical equipment, from pumps to beds, saving the academic medical center precious time and resources.
Based on staff functions surveyed and direct observations, including salaries and benefits of the organizations, it was estimated we were spending about $1,729 per shift trying to locate equipment over our 26 nursing units. Annualized, that was about $1.26M per year of waste and lost productivity – making payback on the purchase of the system less than one year for OHSU.
Dennis Minsent, Director, Clinical Technology Services, OHSU
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
Celebration Health showcases AeroScout Healthcare Visibility Solutions. See how this state-of-the-art organization uses AeroScout's Wi-Fi RTLS Solutions to improve hospital operations, care and patient experience.
Laguna Honda Hospital
See how Laguna Honda has deployed AeroScout’s Patient Safety, Staff Safety and Asset Tracking solutions at its state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility, to create the safest possible environment, while providing its residents with an open lifestyle that fosters community and independence.
Our goal is to provide the safest and most therapeutic environment, while encouraging independence and freedom of movement across the 62-acre campus. AeroScout impressed our selection committee with its unparalleled experience in the healthcare market and was the overwhelming choice of the participants. In addition, the intuitiveness of their many applications made it the unanimous choice among our clinician panel.
Larry Funk, Associate Administrator, Laguna Honda
SUNY Upstate Medical University Case Study
SUNY Upstate increases efficiency and reduces costs with AeroScout solutions, making every second and dollar count for patient care. SUNY Upstate is realizing significant benefits, such as:
- Facility expansion with no staff expansion in Clinical Engineering
- Avoiding as much as $300,000 of planned additional expenditures on IV pumps
- Better throughput and improved patient safety in the O.R.
We were able to use the same network and access points – which we had already installed for data and voice – to enable the location, tracking and management of medical equipment.
Terry Wagner, Chief Information Officer
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is realizing significant benefits from AeroScout’s Healthcare Visibility solutions. PRMC is leveraging its Wi-Fi network throughout its campus for a variety of use cases and applications such as Preventive Maintenance, Recall Management, Par Level Management, Shrinkage Control, Asset Utilization and Temperature Monitoring.
We are receiving significant clinical and financial benefits from our AeroScout solutions. As examples, our staff can spend more time on patient care thanks to the efficiency provided, and we initially saved an estimated $250,000 by avoiding the purchase of many infusion pumps. The AeroScout solutions are so important and easy to use that we made sure everyone at PRMC, including our CEO, has access to the applications.
Mark Cornelius, Biomedical Department Director, PRMC
LifeConnections Health Center
LifeConnections Health Center improves processes, cost savings, and patient care with Wi-Fi-based temperature monitoring and asset management.
With this solution, we were able to easily add the temperature-monitoring and asset-tracking capabilities we needed into our existing Cisco Unified Wireless Network. Leveraging our wireless infrastructure for these new services is enabling us to achieve a nine-month ROI.
Uma Desiraju, IT Manager, LifeConnections Health Center
Genesis Health System
Genesis uses the AeroScout solution to improve staff efficiency, optimize maintenance of medical equipment and reduce operational and capital expenses associated with renting additional devices and purchasing equipment.
Clinical staff’s confidence that they will have the equipment they need when they need it has increased since we deployed the AeroScout solution. AeroScout has helped us to improve patient safety and quality of care and, at the same time, to control costs.
Rob Frieden, Vice President of Information Services, Genesis Health System
Jan Yperman Hospital
Wi-Fi-based RFID solutions at Jan Yperman are enabling increased patient throughput in the O.R. and day hospital, ensuring swift and productive use of expensive hospital equipment, quick searching for disoriented patients, and improved safety of hospital nursing staff.
Wi-Fi-based monitoring solutions help us track our workflows and optimize them. We can now objectively detect the time patients spend in each phase of our day surgery department and change the workflow if needed.
Eddy Delporte, Quality Coordinator, Jan Yperman
Centre Hospitalier du Nord
Centre Hospitalier du Nord improves patient and staff safety and reduces equipment search times using Wi-Fi-based healthcare visibility solutions.
We have a high ratio of caregivers to patients, but have always been aware of the need for additional measures when it comes to tracking patient movements around the hospital to maintain their safety and well-being. AeroScout offered the most comprehensive solution to our requirements with a user-friendly and scalable Wi-Fi-based solution. In addition, providing advanced wireless services helps us attract the best talent to our hospital and continually offer the highest quality of patient care.
Georges Wolfers, ITG Manager, Centre Hospitalier du Nord
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
St. Joseph’s Hospital improves safety and regulatory compliance using Wi-Fi-Based Temperature Monitoring.
When regulatory bodies like The Joint Commission ask us for our temperature monitoring documentation, we simply go to AeroScout’s MobileView software and print out the temperature logs and corrective actions, which are greatly appreciated by the compliance investigators. The AeroScout solution enables our IT infrastructure to generate additional value by assisting with accreditation compliance, which frees up our highly skilled staff so that they can attend to patients. It requires no hard wires and no additional network infrastructure—a big plus”
Chuck Fennell, Chief Information Officer, St. Joseph’s Hospital
GasthuisZusters Antwerpen Hospital (GZA)
With AeroScout Temperature Monitoring deployed at three hospitals throughout Antwerp, Belgium, GZA Hospital Group’s initiative represents the largest Wi-Fi temperature monitoring deployment in Europe.
It’s part of our quality of care approach, and it helps us comply with Belgian legislation in an efficient manner. “When you automate monitoring with AeroScout, you gain much more detailed data than with a simple mercury thermometer. As a result, we’ve identified situations where more adequate equipment is necessary. That’s because we have a more robust and reliable temperature management solution now.
Preventive Maintenance Manager, Piet Vanwijnsberghe