We all know that doctor’s offices, hospitals and clinics have multiple pieces
of equipment to treat their patients. From bandaids and pharmaceuticals to MRI machines and
laboratory microscopes, all of these are assets that can impact the way your
doctor/nurse/tech/PA provide treatment. With an increase in the demand for healthcare and
the growing types of treatments available, for facilities that are already strapped for
dollars and staff, not having the tools readily available to treat patients can be a
The pressure to provide excellent care is top of mind for medical staff.
Searching for missing assets is not. Medical teams rely on one another to have all the
equipment at the ready for patients of every age and for every malady. When time is of the
essence, trying to track down a missing asset is detrimental to the patient and the team
trying to treat him/her. Conditions can change in a matter of seconds and even just one
minute trying to find that crucial piece of equipment that could potentially save a life
could have dire consequences.
With so much to keep track of, there is a great need for more efficient
hospital asset management processes. Healthcare facilities and their staff need a
multi-tasking tool that makes it easy to manage locates medical equipment, provides complete
access to maintenance records for each piece of equipment, and provides up to date data on
each piece of equipment like where it is, who has it, and its check in/check out status.
Having anytime anywhere access to this critical information makes it easier for hospital
officials to always know where equipment is at all times, make more informed decisions, and
keep the focus on patient care.
Implementing a healthcare asset management program provides so many benefits
beyond just saving time and money. Today’s offerings are more flexible and scalable –meaning
facilities can customize them for what they specifically need them to be, not what a
software provider thinks they need. Large hospital facilities may have more equipment than
the smaller clinic down the street. But regardless of size or number of assets, staff needs
to know what they have, where it is, who has it and if it’s in good working condition. Lives
depend on it.
Our asset tracking tools now come with Low Energy BLE tags which is tracked
through wireless micro spots on real time. With one click, data is instantly captured about
an asset. By capturing all the details on the entire lifecycle of an asset, the management
platform can incorporate predictive maintenance. This allows facilities to plan for critical
equipment to be assessed, reducing equipment downtime and ensuring that equipment is always
at the ready to be used.
When healthcare professionals have the right tools at the right time and have
confidence that devices are in working order, patient health is optimized. The less time
staff has to search for and assess equipment, the more time they can spend with patients.