REAL TIME LOCATION SYSTEM
REAL-TIME LOCASTION SYSTEM (RTLS) SOLUTION-READY PACKAGE (SRP) DESIGNED FOR REAL-TIME LOCATING AND MONITORING OF STAFF, PATIENTS AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
In the healthcare sector, hospital administrators are constantly seeking to improve the patient experience, reduce delays, and maintain a high quality of care. To address these pressures, RTLS solutions that enable asset tracking and are gaining traction in the healthcare sector. By facilitating equipment and patient tracking and locating, as well as automating equipment maintenance and repetitive data entry tasks, RTLS can improve hospital workflows, increase equipment utilization, simplify patient monitoring, and reduce documentation errors.
Advantech’s RTLS SRP is a total hardware-software solution that comprises an edge server, location sensors, tags, dashboards, medical-grade tablets, and RTLS management software. The integration of Advantech’s multi-mode sensing dynamic fusion (MSDF) technology, which utilizes a software algorithm to reduce interference from obstacles, enhances positioning performance in complex indoor environments, making it ideal for hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
OPTIMIZES ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR IMPROVED OPERATIONS
RTLS enables the rapid location and tracking of targets and assets, such as people and equipment. Sensors installed at various locations collect data from equipment tags and transmit it to a centralized server via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Diverse interfaces, such as APIs, mobile phones, apps, or integrated management software can then be used to access the data for real-time tracking and management of medical equipment, staff, and patients. This helps hospital administrators reduce time wastage due to missing assets, identify bottlenecks, and optimize processes for improved operational efficiency and patient care.
BLUETOOTH TAGS PROVIDE ACCURATE DETECTION AT AN AFFORDABLE COST
Advantech’s RTLS solution uses Bluetooth tags, which are small devices that can be attached to any object to monitor its location. These tags broadcast Bluetooth signals that can be detected by other Bluetooth devices and readers. Because the Bluetooth standard has been widely adopted around the world, BLE solutions are cheaper and easier to integrate with existing systems and devices compared to other technologies. Moreover, RTLS systems that employ Bluetooth tags offer a detection accuracy of up to 1.5 meters, making them suitable for diverse healthcare applications.
SUPPORT RAPID INSTALLATION AND INTEGRATION INTO HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENS
To facilitate easy deployment in a wide range of healthcare environments, the RTLS SRP is designed to be conveniently integrated with existing infrastructure and easy to scale according to specific application requirements. Overall, Advantech’s RTLS offers a significant return on investment by reducing the number of capital assets required, improving staff productivity and operational efficiency, and increasing patient care and satisfaction.
RTLS APPLICATION FUNCTION & FEATURES
Basic Location Tracking
- Patient, personnel, and asset location
- Tag information display
- Alarms and notifications
- Emergency button
- 2/2.5D map support
- Multi-lingual support
- Quick zoom in/out
Movement Record Analysis
- Hot spot analysis
- Contact info review
- Record patient movements
- Duration of stay review
- Location and status monitoring
Quick Sorting and Classification
- Status overview
- Grouping by color/category
- Asset/patient classification
- Quick search functionality