5 Critical Success Factors to Achieving Positive Clinical/Financial Outcomes

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Jason Howe

Scott Sullivan
Business Manager
Perioperative Services
UCSD Medical Center

Real-time Location Systems are used to locate mobile equipment, manage patient flow, impact staff productivity and offer one of the most promising solutions to process and workflow problems. Participants will learn the value of RTLS and the 5 critical success factors for achieving optimum clinical and financial outcomes.

The 5 critical success factors to consider when choosing a real-time location system (RTLS) for your enterprise:

1. Coverage 2. Accuracy 3. Installation & Maintenance 4. Interoperability 5. Financial Risk

Coverage: Cover every square inch of your enterprise. Why? Because assets and people move throughout your entire enterprise.

Accuracy: Room-level accuracy is the minimum standard. But, "room level" can be a misnomer. You need the same level of accuracy in places like hallways and open areas.

Installation and Low Maintenance: In short - it must be non-invasive - it shouldn't be hard-wired, and cant disrupt business operations or interfere with existing information systems. And, it shouldn't take a team of IT professional to keep it running.

Interoperability: Tracking assets is where your systems starts, not ends. Your system should integrate with a variety of business applications that can leverage this information.

Low Risk: Partner with a vendor that's vested in your success. For example, one that requires no upfront capital and no long term contracts - you should only pay for performance.

Bottom line, map your entire facility, accurately monitor your assets and measure the impact with an interoperable and low maintenance system that deploys quickly, painlessly and cost effectively.