TrackStar is a whole hospital solution to track patients, caregivers, consumables, equipment and space utilization for all departments driving better cash flow and gross margins. It uses low cost RFID sensors as the heart of an evidence driven system to deliver benefits ranging from:
Deploying TrackStar as a hospital wide system offers superior payback and ROI compared to any other investment a hospital might make. It also future proofs because expanding the system is done inexpensively by reusing the same infrastructure and applying a low cost RFID tag
EASY AS 1-2-3
Place tags on items such as beds, IV pumps, heart telemetry, ultrasounds, surgical instruments, etc.
RFID enable your hospital, surgery center, or clinical facility.
Actionable healthcare intelligence to run your hospital better.
Infinitely customizable RFID TAGS, readers and scanners that gather and transmit MEANINGFUL DATA every second of every day, without a break and without needing overtime pay
Placed strategically throughout a specific hospital POINT OF INTEREST – medical floor, ICU, OR, ER, equipment, staff, hand-washing station, or an entire hospital
Modular solution - can start small and grow to encompass the entire facility
All data gathered with ZERO EFFORT from hospital personnel
Proprietary TRACKSTAR analytic software that provides business intelligence & actionable information to your managers and users
- instant visibility and analysis of real-time, empirical data
Easy to understand, unequivocally accurate
- 24/7 monitoring/tracking requires no additional FTE’s
RFID IS AMAZING
Over 10 billion RFID tags sold last year
- Governed by ISO standards (ISO 1800-63)
- Huge choice for off the shelf tags
- Allows for rapid deployment
We document existing processes to baseline existing performance metrics
By identifying all characteristics (including bottlenecks and inefficiencies) of the current workflow we can seamlessly and effectively implement tactics that create the least disruption to patient care and existing processes
Once TRACKSTAR is installed and functional, data can be gathered, analyzed and reported without disrupting the ongoing operational processes
Harold Clampitt, CEO & Founder of ARS is the inventor and spearhead for this unique way of maximizing patient care while generating cumulative layers of ROI from a single scalable technology solution
Multiple points of distinction evolving from one underlying TRACKSTAR platform. Just one of the multiple Use Cases generates enough cost savings to pay for the underlying hardware and a generous ROI to the bottom line
Cumulative ROI is achieved when multiple solutions are deployed (Hand Hygiene + Inventory, etc.). The incremental cost of adding additional tags is marginal once the initial infrastructure is in-place
PRE-DESIGNED FOR FULL INTEGRATION
A CDC study indicates the cost for hospital acquired infections is approximately $21k per year per bed
In 2012, one out of every eight patients suffered a HAC during a hospital stay
However, 87% of hospitals do not follow evidence-based hand hygiene guidelines that would contribute to their prevention
In only 19 months, TrackStar helped improve hand hygiene compliance at one of the Nation's 15 Top Health Systems from under 25% to 86%, they have presently improved to 90%-91%
By utilizing Six-Sigma, LEAN and pKANBAN principles, TrackStar utilizes RFID to keep count with improved accuracy. Ensure on-hand supply matches demand. Coordinate PAR levels across multiple stock areas, minimize lot expiration waste, and lower buffer stock
Utilizing TrackStar improved inventory turnover from 2.5X to 7X for one of the Nation's 15 Top Health Systems - generating a one time savings of $3.7M
Location Engine - find equipment with ease using easy floor plan push pin markers
- Stops equipment hoarding
- Quickly locate a desired piece of equipment
Clean, safe and efficient health care facilities drive patient and staff satisfaction. Clean and safe facilities are not impacted by declining reimbursements from MACRA or HCAHPS. Efficient facilities return profitability and sustainability to the enterprise to fund ongoing operations and fuel growth. TrackStar provides hospital solutions for single and multi-campus facilities. Some of the primary healthcare efficiency areas benefiting from RFID and RTLS in this vertical are:
Hand hygiene compliance is a significant challenge for facilities. Self-reporting is generally significantly overstated. Patient survey data is often inaccurate as well- certainly not reliable enough to trust for compliance.
Our unique hand hygiene solution is always monitoring & reporting hand hygiene events. This innovative solution is cost effective, requires no FTE’s and can improve actual (not patient or staff estimated) hand hygiene compliance to over 85+% within a short time period.
Being able to correctly identify a patient and pinpoint their precise location at all times results in improved safety and bed placement and delivers a superior experience for all stakeholders in the care giving eco system.
Being able to identify what you actually have in your current inventory and where that inventory is being consumed reduces out of stock situations and the smooth operation of the health care organization.
Being able to locate a mobile asset in a timely, reliable manner whenever it is needed results in better utilization of the equipment, reduced procurement and lease costs and improved staff productivity.
Reduces risk of litigation and equipment break downs by ensuring that all OEM requirements for calibration, cleaning and preventative maintenance are performed in a timely and cost effective manner.
TrackStar focuses on preventing medical errors in surgical procedures that currently cost the US health care industry more than 2 billion annually. Today surgical teams must rely on manual counting; this leaves enough room for errors causing large hospitals to experience about 2-4 cases annually of a surgical item being left inside a patient after surgery.
Surgeons attach RFID tags to ensure that the correct operation is being performed on the right person and on the correct place of the body. TrackStar enables a count of items prior to surgery to ensure that post surgery, the surgical team can be confident that all instruments, sponges and needles were reconciled using RFID automation to increase safety and wellbeing of the patient while also increasing efficiency of the operating room logistics and workflow processes.
RFID and RTLS technologies ensure that all resources used for a patient’s well being are appropriately tracked and most importantly, allocated to the patient’s bill. In the multibillion dollar health care industry, success hinges on the timely and error free delivery of medical procedures through a complex intensive care giving eco system. A failure of even the shortest duration anywhere along the ED organization can instantly ripple into a life or death situation.
In this high stakes environment, proper attention to detail regarding what kind of resources were applied to which patient are mission critical for accurate billing of health care services. The paper based processes that are typically used are labor intensive, costly, present significant opportunity for error and often result in the very slow movement of information to key decision makers. Lack of information visibility can understate patient bills and their costs of service.
The same tagging system can be used for the instruments to monitor and verify each step in a cleaning process. This would include:
Ultrasonic cleaning – instruments can be verified that they were processed in a cleaner for the full recommended cycle time.
Automatic wash sterilizers – adherence to manufacturer’s recommendations can be monitored.
Manual cleaning – the name of the person performing the cleaning and inspection of the instrument can be stored in the tag memory to give a complete audit trail.
Autoclaving – RFID can verify that the autoclave chamber is not overloaded and, therefore, avoid pockets that do not permit steam penetration.
Cold sterilization – ensures the correct dwell time has been achieved for the instrument to be disinfected.
Check out this Youtube video showing how RFID technology helps provide better patient care and optimizes efficiency and effectiveness across every department in the medical facility
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