Workflow monitoring in hospitals
Hospital staff productivity – The workforce is an integral part of any service industry – be it the patient or the employee or the consultant or the hospital owner. In mid-sized and multi-location hospitals and clinics, it is important to ensure that the right people are hired; and available at the right location to cater to different needs.
From patient care to consulting rooms to maintenance and front office and accounting and billing and other utility staff., they could be working in different healthcare departments to meet the internal and external needs of the specialty and eye care hospital.
Noncontact workforce tracking in hospitals
Noncontact attendance monitoring – Traditional workforce identification solutions are not capable of providing information on the exact location of people – be it the employee or the patient or the consulting doctor and would require either swiping a card or using the thumb impression to validate the identity. How much time they spend at each location, patient overcrowding, and queue management. Sometimes, the timely availability of people in emergency and casualty wards or availability of a wheelchair can help save lives.
Deploying an Internet of Things (IOT) enabled object tracking solution can help ascertain the time spent at each of the locations within the hospital. The intelligent, high autonomy, noninvasive, contactless and emission norm compliant tags can easily be attached to identification cards, outpatient registration tickets and name badges to provide hospitals with realtime information on location and history of people moving within departments, cafeteria, parking lots and other areas.
Patient workflow tracking in hospital
Traditional patient tracking and monitoring solutions provide an excellent method to understand the check-in and check-out time of the regulars at the hospital. These electronic devices are easily integrated with barcoded human resource and accounting departments for the purpose of marking attendance, update the muster roll and calculating salaries, overtime, and deductions if any.
In an earlier post, I spoke about how the healthcare industry can improve operational efficiency and reduce maintenance costs by deploying wireless sensors to monitor and track high-value equipment such as ultrasound machines, microscopes, portable scanning machines, etc.
Hospital shop floor efficiency
Hospital shop floor monitoring – The data captured by the devices are stored on our software, analyzed to provide valuable insights on people’s behavior – the movement during rush hours, time of the day, departments, and outside locations; which would help hospitals redesign the workflow. The workflow patterns and people location information are available as instant alerts and web pages on smartphones, tablets – also as an integrated panel for existing hospital ERP software where needed. Call us to know how our workforce, patient workflow tracking solutions with IOT in hospitals, construction sites, shipyards, warehouses can help in improving shop floor operational efficiency, and patient experience management.
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