By Jeanne Kraimer, Marketing Manager, Midmark RTLS
COVID-19 has turned our world upside down, especially when it comes to patient care. Healthcare organizations everywhere are learning to adapt to more stringent protocols to protect patients and staff from the spread of infection.
There are a myriad of technologies that clinics of all sizes and types can use to design a safer care experience. Knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. Start with a real-time locating system (RTLS), which can help you prevent the spread of infection while also improving workflow efficiency to enhance the patient experience.
What is RTLS?
RTLS provides a bird’s-eye view of patients, colleagues and equipment in your facility, and turns location data into actionable insight for better workflow. Midmark RTLS is composed of three main components:
Wired or wireless sensors placed throughout the facility receive signals from badges and tags and communicate location data to software.
And lastly, software solutions display location data, workflow prompts and data insights on workstation computers or monitors in common areas to keep care teams in sync.
Creating a safer clinic during COVID-19 with RTLS
Location data provided by RTLS can help mitigate the risk of exposure and create a safer clinic environment during COVID-19 in three ways:
Mitigating exposure risk is just one of the many benefits of RTLS. Using RTLS for patient flow optimization also improves overall communication, room utilization and the patient experience.
Interested in learning more?
Clinics across the US are turning to RTLS to help with patient flow and safety during this critical time. Check out this whitepaper Outpatient Workflow Design Trends: Transformations Fueled by Technology to learn about the new workflow models clinics are adopting with RTLS.