How indoor positioning works in a hospital
Staff is equipped with a smartphone or a tablet on which an interactive map is installed. They can see all equipment on each floor and where the equipment they need is nearby.
The benefits of indoor positioning include:
● Improved patient care: staff is more focused on patient’s treatment.
● More efficient use of working time : 40 hours per month are saved by reducing the time
spent on equipment search while reducing staff overtime.
● Better wellbeing at work: staff spends less time on low added-value tasks empowering
them to focus on patients.
In addition, indoor positioning systems help synchronize flows and limit useless investments:
● Each year, lots of equipment are lost, stolen or destroyed. Pinpointing equipment
considerably diminishes this net loss for the organization.
● The use rate for equipment is optimized and can be tracked with IPS. Investments can
also be adapted as close as possible to the hospital’s needs.
● Each year, patients get lost in hospitals and never show up at appointments. This
generates organizational problems and revenue loss.