Contrary to popular belief, indoor positioning systems aren’t only used for marketing purposes. Hospitals, airports, campuses, train stations, congress and exhibition centers are also using this technology to help visitors navigate these venues, guarantee their safety or track equipment (available rooms, equipment, manufactured goods, tools…) and locate people.
Health / hospitals: how IPS improves patient care and medical equipment management
Did you know that one third of nurses spend 23 to 32% of their time handling equipment
inventory and looking for medical equipment?
IPS based on tags attached to devices can pinpoint any type of equipment to the meter and in 3D (longitude, latitude and altitude). Your healthcare staff will be directly guided to the specific piece of equipment they are looking for medical equipment location via IPS helps limit equipment loss or theft.
Therefore, IPS saves money in terms of equipment purchases in hospitals. Indoor Positioning Systems also help optimize patient flows and reduce overcrowded areas by keeping track of and guiding patients throughout their entire itinerary.
As a result, IPS also reduces the number of missed appointments.