The most effective way to prevent the spread of HAI is adherence to WHO hand hygiene compliance processes.
“There are multiple papers that show adherence to hand hygiene, according to the WHO guidelines, is usually around 50% to 60%,” Elaine Larson, PhD, RN Columbia University School of Nursing, told Infectious Disease News.
The average U.S. hospital spends $42K per hospital bed on healthcare-associated infections each year.
According to GE Healthcare, hospital asset utilization hovers around 32-38%. Nationwide, hospitals are overspending billions each year — usually unknowingly— on mobile assets that are not utilized effectively.
Lost and stolen hospital equipment costs $4-$5K per bed each year.
One study of 989 nurses show they spend a minimum of one hour and up to 30% of each shift looking for equipment and supplies.
University of Cincinnati analysis of hospital supply chains – medicines, materials, devices and of office supplies – reveals that the use of RFID technology can help hospitals cut as much as 18 percent in labor costs associated with resupplying. The research has implications for affecting many significant costs associated with hospital supplies. On average, supplies and inventory account for 30 to 40 percent of an average hospital’s budget, according to the research.
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.
STEP 1 - Place tags on items such as beds, IV pumps, heart telemetry, ultrasounds, surgical instruments, etc.
STEP 2 - RFID enable your hospital, surgery center, or clinical facility.
STEP 3 - 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
All data gathered with ZERO EFFORT from hospital personnel
TRACKSTAR is analytic software that provides business intelligence & actionable information to your managers and users
- instant visibility and analysis of real-time, empirical data
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
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
PRE-DESIGNED FOR FULL INTEGRATION
The cost for hospital acquired infections is approximately $30k per year per bed
On any given day, about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection
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%
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 90% within a short time period.
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.
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.
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