Spectrum Health System has completed deployment of its Real Time Location System (RTLS) covering over 1.8 million square feet and 5,300 assets under management!Here we grow again!
Spectrum Health is one of the nation's top integrated delivery systems. When hospital leaders sought a solution to manage over 5,300 hospital assets throughout its Grand Rapids, MI, downtown and cross town campuses, they turned to RTLS.
The deployment was announced on Monday, August 9th, 2010 via press release. The selected solution is a collaboration between between Skytron, Awarepoint, and Intelligent InSites and is deployed enterprise-wide, inclusive of Butterworth Hospital, Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and Blodgett Hospital. You can read the full release here on the News & Events page of the Awarepoint website.
The first challenge addressed by Spectrum Health's RTLS deployment was tracking equipment that requires preventive maintenance. According to Robert Rinck, Director of Clinical Engineering for Spectrum Health System, “patient safety is priority #1”.
In addition to supporting preventive maintenance responsibilities, optimization of the use of mobile assets -- including infusion pumps, wheelchairs, computers on wheels and other high use assets -- has shown immediate benefits. The goal: use assets more efficiently, reduce rentals, optimize capital purchases, and improve workflows.
Looking forward, Spectrum health may consider such use cases as:
• ED – are lab results back?
• Hospitalists – how do I find the primary nurse for my patient?
• Revenue Cycle Management – “we do a lot of things we don’t get paid for”
Do you see any of these same challenges in your hospital? If so, we’d love to hear your stories.
So, welcome Spectrum Health to the growing family of Awarepoint customers and stay tuned... more client success stories are sure to follow!
~ Valerie Fritz