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Expanding Your Nurse Call Automation System to Include Real-Time Tracking of Assets

August 14, 2019

Many healthcare facilities are using Location Services to automate nurse call cancellation and improve staff workflow. With this infrastructure in place, facilities can easily expand to include Asset Tracking and Management. Leveraging a Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) for assets provides efficient workflows related to loss prevention, equipment distribution & preventative maintenance. Challenges of Asset Management […]


Preventing Patient Emergencies and Enhancing Workflow with Smart Technology

May 31, 2019

In a recent article published by STAT, it was shared that hospital command centers, also known as central monitoring units, have been thriving nationally. These centers are meant to handle data-monitoring jobs such as calibrating staffing levels, maximizing bed capacity, and detecting the onset of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) – most notably sepsis. Central Monitoring […]


CenTrak Cares 2019 – Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

April 30, 2019

In 2017, CenTrak created the CenTrak Cares™ program dedicated to improving the quality of patient care in the communities we serve. Our charitable project, Locating a Cure for Cancer, has focused on a single Cancer Care organization each year, as well as provided special pricing for select cancer care construction projects. Last year, a devoted […]


Seamlessly Align Infant Security With Clinical Workflow

April 2, 2019

Hospitals take extra time and care to protect newborns from the time of their birth until they leave to go home, but there’s always more that can be done to protect their most vulnerable patients. Not only does increased infant security boost a hospital’s reputation, but it also gives peace of mind to the nursing […]


Increasing the Value of Your EMR with Patient Flow Solutions using RTLS

March 20, 2019

In a busy hospital or outpatient clinic, optimizing patient flow can be a challenge. Without enhanced patient visibility, throughput slows, wait times increase and overcrowding can occur. According to the American Hospital Association, poor patient flow stems from a lack of data and communication. Tracking patient flow in real-time through enterprise-wide location technology can show […]


Is Your Hospital Storing Vaccines Correctly?

April 5, 2018

An in-depth study by the U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) revealed a significant problem for the medical community — improper vaccine storage. The study, which focused on Vaccines for Children (VFC), a program led by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), found that more than 75 percent of the 45 VFC providers exposed […]


Location Data: Driving Clinical Efficiencies & Workflow HIMSS ’18

March 27, 2018

Peter Rodrigues, Senior Director of Field Sales Prior to my arrival at CenTrak four years ago, my career included 15-years of selling full-line diagnostic imaging in the radiology space. That being said, I am no stranger to working on a trade show floor.  Having attended over a dozen RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) shows […]


Freezer Failure – How to Protect Critical Biomedical Materials

March 16, 2018

Earlier this month, more than 2,000 frozen eggs and embryos were accidentally partially-thawed at an Ohio-based hospital fertility clinic. The accident was caused by an unexpected temperature fluctuation with the tissue storage bank where the specimens were stored in liquid nitrogen. The eggs and embryos were moved to a different cryotank but the incident has […]


Decreasing the Patient Length of Stay

March 14, 2018

How Decreasing Patient Wait Times and Length of Stay Can Lower Risk of Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Impact the Bottom Line. Patient length of stay (LOS) is one of the biggest issues facing hospitals today. The longer a patient stays in the hospital, the greater the risk they will develop a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) that they […]


Joint Commission

Joint Commission: Citing of Hand Hygiene Noncompliance

December 19, 2017

  You may have seen a recent update from The Joint Commission regarding citations for noncompliance with hand hygiene standards. The update reads: Effective January 1, 2018, for all accreditation programs, any observation by surveyors of individual failure to perform hand hygiene in the process of direct patient care will be cited as a deficiency […]