Improving Preparedness for Security Risks of Critical Medical Devices
The Department of Homeland Security and FDA recently disclosed that Urgent/11, a group of network protocol bugs, exists in a multitude of medical devices that use embedded operating systems with networking capabilities. Oftentimes, software deployed on medical devices is a diverse collection of open source code, licensed code, and stacks and libraries acquired from multiple […]
Expanding Your Nurse Call Automation System to Include Real-Time Tracking of Assets
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 […]
Optimized Patient Flow with Staff, Patient and Asset Tracking in the Emergency Department
The Emergency Room is one of the most active departments within a hospital. Patients come in during all times of the day and night with a variety of different illnesses or injuries. Throughout the various scores of events that take place, from Triage to departure, patients are moved around and seen by numerous hospital caretakers […]
Can RTLS be Used to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality Care?
Adam Peck, Director of Marketing Can real-time locating systems be used to effectively monitor compliance of standard patient safety procedures and protocols? The answer is surprisingly “yes.” However, the answer can only be “yes” when the installed RTLS has supreme accuracy and near immediate system location update speeds. The combination of inaccurate (zonal) and stale […]