Real-Time Location System (RTLS)

The Future of IoT in Healthcare

October 29, 2019

An Analysis of Emerging Technologies The Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. There are various IoT technologies that generate value in healthcare, including location and sensing services. Enabling facilities to locate and monitor the status of patients, staff and equipment, generates operational efficiencies […]


Keep Patients Informed, Comfortable, and Safe with Location Services

October 23, 2019

The patient experience that provides comfort and security makes being in the hospital feel a little closer to home. CenTrak recently hosted an online event to discuss how Healthcare organizations are looking for innovative ways to keep patients informed, comfortable, and safe. Enterprise Location Services, leveraging RTLS technology, helps hospitals deliver on their goal for […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Secret to Gaining Staff Buy-in for RTLS

October 27, 2017

For many healthcare facilities, one of the biggest challenges of implementing a Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) is staff acceptance. What holds employees back from transitioning to RTLS? For some, it’s myths surrounding the safety of the technology; for others, it’s a lack of training by supervisors on what they will use the data for (where […]


5 Things to Consider When Implementing a Real-Time Location System

March 29, 2017

Stacy Roberts, Marketing Manager RTLS is more than a way to “find your stuff.” Healthcare is beginning to view Enterprise Location Services as  a valuable utility, enabling  new workflow efficiencies and improvements to patient care. Selecting and deploying a Real-Time Location System may seem like a daunting undertaking.  Every facility has its unique array of […]


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Automated Staff Duress and Panic Alerting Can Reduce Safety Woes

August 9, 2016

A doctor lost her life earlier at a behavioral health center in Dallas, Texas earlier this month after being tackled by one of her patients. The hospital had been in the process of relocating some of their patients due to some “safety woes.” A patient was upset to learn of his own impending relocation, leading […]


Do More with Less Using RTLS – A Response to the Staffing Shortage in Healthcare

July 6, 2016

In April 2016, Healthcare Business News published an article on the staffing shortage crisis in America. The article suggests that the aging patient population increasing the demand for healthcare services as well as the number of healthcare workers entering retirement age are partially responsible for the shortfall. While the problem exists across the board for […]


5 Lessons Learned when Implementing an Enterprise-Wide Real-Time Location System (RTLS)

May 5, 2016

We’ve asked a few of our top customers, “What advice would you offer to those implementing RTLS in their hospitals?” Read on to discover the top 5 lessons learned! 1. Form a steering committee/working group Before simply rolling out RTLS in your healthcare facility, create a steering committee or working group as a resource to […]


Hand Hygiene Fact: Proper hand hygiene is the best way to prevent Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), yet compliance with hand hygiene guidelines is less than 50% globally | CenTrak

Measuring Hand Hygiene Compliance: Direct Observation vs. Electronic Monitoring

February 15, 2016

Stacy Roberts, Marketing Manager While proper hand hygiene is critical to preventing the transmission of many healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), compliance with hand hygiene guidelines among healthcare workers is very low – averaging 39%. Hospitals have traditionally measured hand hygiene compliance (HHC) of their healthcare workers through manual direct observation (DO). During the process, an observer is […]