The hygienic preparation of the beds takes place at different locations in the hospital. In order to make optimum use of bed resources and ensure hygiene standards, coordinating communication between the staff involved is necessary. The exchange of information on the status of bed preparation is often carried out by telephone. This process costs time and generates effort.
- Acquisition of live data on the location and condition of each hospital bed
- Time saving in the preparation process
- Reduction of the communication effort
- Minimization of errors in the assignment process
Based on Bluetooth Beacon technology, an indoor localization infrastructure was implemented in the newly constructed building complex of the hospital and each bed was marked with a BLE transponder. The permanently installed beacons forward the recorded bed data via the hospital WLAN to an app-based Cloud software solution. For areas without comprehensive WLAN, an on-premise solution using mesh protocols is available.
The algorithms of the Cloud solution enable the determination of position in space. A double reading or an overreach of the BLE receivers is prevented.
A smartphone app is used to digitize communication between the nursing staff and the management software used documents all process steps. The evaluation of the analysis data enables optimizations such as the reduction of the number of beds.
- Time savings of 40 % in bed preparation
- 20% increase in efficiency in bed management
- Reduction of travel times and optimization of work schedules
- ROI after 18 months
- Application also possible for asset management
Wireless IoT Technologies in HEALTHCARE 2019/2020 as an E-Magazine.
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