Real-time Locating Systems in Health Care

Real-time locating systems (RTLS) allow effortless locating of staff members in real time. SyncTimes’ Beacon real-time locating system is designed specifically for clinics and health centers.

In a medical setting, real-time locating systems decrease frustrations experienced by clinical staff. They increase efficiency and productivity as wasted time is removed. Locating providers, clinical support staff, and others, especially in an integrated health care model, gives valuable time back to care teams.

In addition to addressing workflow inefficiencies, RTLS helps improve staff safety, patient care, and data collection.. The SyncTimes Beacon real-time locating system is combined with a communication system, enabling staff to not only locate, but also communicate with their care teams. These capabilities allow health centers to improve patient and staff satisfaction, safety, and productivity.

Collecting patient and staff movement data can be extremely valuable. Having an understanding of how long staff members and providers are in the exam room can help you better manage bottlenecks in workflows. Seeing the amount of time that patients have been waiting alone in the exam room and being alerted of that through automated alert systems offers the opportunity for immediate service recoveries.

Many RTLS solutions are single use, meaning they only offer tracking. The SyncTimes Beacon RTLS offers tracking, data collection, communication, and nurse calling functions, customized to meet the needs of your teams.

SyncTimes RTLS and Communication Software

Access to SyncTimes is available from TV displays, laptops, mobile devices and touch screens placed within the health center. Exam rooms and team rooms are displayed with staff locations,. current patient statuses, current nurse and provider requests, survey responses, and more. This display allows clinical staff to have situational awareness.

Touch screen tablets inside of exam rooms serve as both RTLS sensors and communication tools for care team members. Locating and requesting staff members is simplified with the nurse call features. Customized icons are used to alert staff members if their presence is requested in the exam room. Automated text messaging and audible alerts make nurse calls even easier. It is now easier than ever to administer patient-centered care to all. Locating and requesting staff members is made easy with the nurse/CSS call features.

Customized icons are used to alert staff members if their presence is requested in the exam room. Automated text messaging and auditory alerts make nurse calls even easier.

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