How to use patient tracking tags to improve safety

Vikas 2.0 patient tracking tasks, workflow solutions using bluetooth low energy mesh infrastructure. Reduce patient waiting times, improve surgical workflow

Netra 2.0, Vikas 2.0 hospital ERP software with integrated patient tracking tags to reduce outpatient waiting times, improve surgical workflows

Patient tracking tags

Bluetooth mesh patient tracking tags are a type of Bluetooth low energy (BLE) device that can be used to track the location of patients in a hospital setting, which helps reduce outpatient waiting times, and eliminates the risk in surgical workflow, The tags are small and lightweight, and they can be attached to a patient’s clothing or wristband. The tags transmit their location information to a network of Bluetooth mesh beacons, which relay the information to a central server. The server can then track the patient’s location in near real time.

Bluetooth mesh patient tracking tags can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Wandering patient monitoring: These tags can be used to track patients who are at risk of wandering, such as those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If a patient wanders outside of their designated area, the tag will send an alert to the staff.
  • Equipment tracking: These tags can also be used to track the location of medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and IV pumps. This can help to ensure that equipment is always available when needed, and it can also help to prevent theft.
  • Staff tracking: These tags can also be used to track the location of staff members. This can be helpful for coordinating patient care, and it can also help to ensure that staff members are always in the right place.

Bluetooth mesh patient tracking tags offer a number of advantages over other tracking technologies, such as RFID and GPS. Bluetooth mesh is a low-power technology, so the tags can last for years on a single battery. Bluetooth mesh is also a self-organizing network, so it does not require any additional infrastructure.

Overall, low cost, wireless Bluetooth mesh infrastructure and patient tracking tags are a valuable tool for improving patient safety and efficiency in hospitals.

Here are some of the benefits of using Bluetooth mesh patient tracking tags:

  • Low power consumption: The tags can last for years on a single battery.
  • Scalability: The network can support a large number of tags.
  • Security: The network is designed to be secure, with encryption and authentication features.
  • Robustness: The network can operate in challenging environments, such as hospitals, where there may be interference from other wireless devices.

If you are considering using Bluetooth mesh patient tracking tags, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • The tags must be properly placed on the patient or equipment.
  • The network must be properly configured.
  • The tags must be regularly monitored to ensure that they are functioning properly.

Bluetooth technology in Vikas 2.0 and Netra 2.0

Our ERP solutions for specialty hospitals and eye hospital software on the cloud are integrated with modern technology which enabled monitoring of outpatient waiting times and surgical workflows.

Overall, Bluetooth mesh patient tracking tags are a promising technology that can help to improve patient safety and efficiency in hospitals.