The adoption of Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) with BLE tags applied to hospital assets allows to have a global view of the
location of all equipment at any time and allows you to track a history of the locations. Why are these two functions important?
Hospital staff waste a considerable amount of time searching for medical equipment. Being able to know the position of assets in
real time reduces search times to zero.
The loss of time is compounded by the costs associated with the underuse and / or loss of medical equipment in health facilities.
By adopting IPS solutions, the hospital's Purchasing and Logistics Managers are able to monitor, and thus optimize, the utilization rate
of the various devices (saving on new purchases) and to prevent the loss or theft of assets.
Intervention times and efficiency in the implementation of processes play a fundamental role in how hospital medical / nursing staff can meet
the needs of patients. RTLS and IPS solutions are able to improve the level of collaboration and operational efficiency of staff, thanks to real-time
The doctor or nurse equipped with smart tags (in card, badge holder or pendant format) can be identified and tracked down in case of need or emergency.
Via simple user interfaces (vibration, sound) on smart tags, it is possible to notify operators of location-based alerts
The same devices also make it possible to control the presence of patients in the ward and locate hospitalized people, in order to prevent or identify
alarm situations (removal from the ward, accidental events, gatherings).
Healthcare professionals frequently face critical situations associated with potentially dangerous and sometimes aggressive behaviors on
the part of patients or their families. This constant pressure leads to poor working conditions. It is therefore important to prevent these
situations so that employees perceive a
safe working environment (resulting in increased levels of motivation, efficiency and satisfaction).
Thanks to alarm and localization systems based on a wearable anti-panic button, such as the SafeX Tracer
device, it is possible to reduce intervention times in the event of an emergency signal by an operator.
The personal devices also implement the automatic detection of other adverse events (fall, impact, ...) further increasing the level of safety.
Finding the way around large spaces, such as hospitals and healthcare facilities, is often difficult.
Indoor navigation solutions based on smartphone apps and BLE beacons allow you to provide users with an immediate and easy-to-use solution to move
around the interior quickly and directly, without the risk of getting lost.
It is also possible to provide the user with contextualized information in order to improve the experience of using the environments and increase
the degree of satisfaction.
This is possible through simple BLE beacon infrastructures,
which operate as beacons for users' smartphones. BlueUp is able to offer various solutions in terms of hardware devices and BLE beacon fleet