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Real-Time Location Solutions (RTLS)

Hospital RTLS solutions offer precise, real-time location and tracking of medications, supplies, patients, and more.

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Hospital RTLS solutions provide real-time tracking and monitoring of critical assets, people, and supplies. With enhanced visibility, facilities can promote a better chain of custody, improve patient safety and compliance, and reduce operating costs. 

RTLS solutions empower your team with the real-time locations of patients, medications, tools, and many other important items that are constantly relayed to a back-end system for real-time monitoring and alerts. Each tagged item, or patient wristband, has a unique ID and transmits information about its location and movement throughout a facility to readers or beacons automatically.

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Deploying an RTLS tracking system leads to visibility increases, which improves patient care. Real-time hospital tracking can be accomplished through a variety of advanced technologies like active RFID, GPS, Ultrawideband (UWB), or Bluetooth technology.

However you choose to gather location data, it will provide precise information that can be leveraged to reduce time spent looking for missing items and paying for costly replacements. As a result, RTLS returns more time, cost savings, and confidence back to your healthcare operations. Additional benefits of hospital RTLS tracking include:

  • Pinpointing surgical supplies
  • Preventing loss of critical assets 
  • Locating staff and patients 
  • Improving Safety compliance 
  • Proper medication administration 

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Types of RTLS Technology

Location hardware consists of tags and readers used to track and locate assets in real-time. However, there are different types of hardware and tags that all vary in terms of their range, battery life, and cost. Advanced RTLS tracking can utilize active RFID, ultrawideband (UWB), Bluetooth, or GPS technology. 

  • Ultra-Wideband Technology (UWB)

    Due to their high number of transmissions, UWB tags are able to pinpoint exact locations and real-time data over short to medium distances. As a result, they are commonly used for indoor tracking of people or equipment.

  • Bluetooth

    Bluetooth beacons and tags are a popular yet affordable option. Bluetooth beacons interact with enabled devices to transmit location data. Bluetooth applications include driving customer engagement with retail loyalty incentives or using it as a seamless way to gather location data from existing Bluetooth devices within your enterprise.

  • RFID

    Passive and active RFID are popular options for supply chains looking to improve accuracy and automation over inventory and asset tracking. Tags store data about an item and emit signals that are then picked up by readers to gather location data.

  • GPS

    GPS tags work in conjunction with multiple satellites to determine location and timing. GPS solutions are common for outdoor applications and extremely long ranges.

  • Wi-Fi

    Similar to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi can be used to locate and track devices when they come into range of the network. However, accuracy can often be low and systems require additional equipment to be effective.

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