Monitoring repairs & inspection schedules
Managing hospital fixed assets has become increasingly sophisticated, but wireless sensor-based monitoring tools have also gotten smarter. The evolution of smart sensors, anomaly detection, predictive analytics tools, and the growth of connected objects, and our new normal solutions for hospitals now allow operations and maintenance team members to identify and resolve issues, repair before they become problems.
Benefits of hospital maintenance monitoring
- Know the movement of biomedical & maintenance staff
- Understand time spend on maintenance in departments, wards
- Easily track equipment that is frequently visited
- Map maintenance plans with actual inspections done
- Improve productivity of hospital maintenance team
- Monitor indoor air quality and ventilation of closed areas
- Remotely monitor the working condition of various equipment.
By analyzing historical condition and performance data, potential failures or machines experiencing anomalous behavior can be identified and fixed. This helps increase uptime and reduce maintenance costs for hospitals. We provide retrofit wireless monitoring solutions that will help reduce breakdowns. The industrial monitoring solutions comprise wireless sensors, gateway, dashboard software, repair alerts & anomaly detection.
Monitoring preventive maintenance schedules and repairs
Regular work schedules of technical and housekeeping staff can be monitored on a regular basis to ensure they do schedule rounds as stipulated. Preventive maintenance is a schedule of planned maintenance actions for hospitals aimed at the prevention of breakdowns and failures. The primary goal of preventive maintenance is to prevent the failure of hospital equipment before it actually occurs. It is designed to preserve and enhance equipment reliability by replacing worn components before they actually fail. Preventive maintenance activities include equipment checks, partial or complete overhauls, repair at specified periods, oil changes, lubrication, and so on.
In addition, workers can record equipment deterioration so they know to replace or repair worn parts before they cause a system failure. Recent technological advances in wireless asset monitoring solutions have enabled even more accurate and effective equipment maintenance. The ideal preventive maintenance program would prevent all equipment failure before it occurs.
Value of hospital preventive Maintenance
There are multiple misconceptions about preventive maintenance. One such misconception is that PM is unduly costly. This logic dictates that it would cost more for regularly scheduled downtime and maintenance than it would normally cost to operate equipment until repair is absolutely necessary. This may be true for some components; however, one should compare not only the costs but the long-term benefits and savings associated with preventive maintenance. Without preventive maintenance, for example, costs for lost production time from unscheduled equipment breakdown & repair will be incurred. Also, preventive maintenance will result in savings due to an increase in effective system service life.
Long-term benefits of preventive maintenance include:
- Improved system reliability.
- Decreased cost of replacement.
- Decreased system downtime.
- Better spares inventory management
- Detect anomaly of motors, pumps, compressors
Long-term effects and cost comparisons usually favor preventive maintenance for hospitals, over performing maintenance actions only when the system fails. We assist our customers in maintenance management using our wireless sensor enabling hospital equipment monitoring and tracking solutions. Integrated asset and maintenance management modules are also part of our ERP solution for hospitals.
Call us today for a demo, to help improve your preventive maintenance activities and save costs.