Wi-Fi RTLS in U.S Hospitals: Pitting the Costs Against the Benefits

Wi-Fi RTLS in U.S Hospitals: Pitting the Costs Against the Benefits

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04-Feb-2009
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Dynamic environments like those of hospitals in the Unites States are plagued by inefficiencies resulting from misplaced/ lost assets or staff who are not found when they are needed. Technology advancements have made available conducive solutions in the form of location technologies, better known as Real Time Location Systems. Given the associated high costs of deployment and a cost conservative environment, one of the most promising solutions has been found to be Wi-Fi based RTLS. An analysis of the potential costs and potential benefits reveals the feasibility for hospitals in the U.S to invest in Wi-Fi RTLS for their tracking and security needs.

Table of Contents

Introduction To Location Technology

United States Hospital System A Brief Overview

Health IT

The Necessity for Tracking in U.S Hospitals

Tracking Technologies: At a Glance

Comparison of Basic Features of RFID and RTLS

Technology

Expected Benefits from Deploying RTLS

RTLS Market Overview

Advantages of WiFi RTLS - over Ultrasound or UWB RTLS

Asset and Patient Tracking Safety and Sensory Benefits

A Model Hospital

A Model Hospital Sans WiFi RTLS

A Model Hospital with WiFi RTLS

Potential Monetary and Non Monetary Benefits

New Applications with Multiple RTLS Technologies

The Verdict: Potential Benefits of Deploying Wi-Fi RTLS Outweigh the Potential Costs

Dynamic environments like those of hospitals in the Unites States are plagued by inefficiencies resulting from misplaced/ lost assets or staff who are not found when they are needed. Technology advancements have made available conducive solutions in the form of location technologies, better known as Real Time Location Systems. Given the associated high costs of deployment and a cost conservative environment, one of the most promising solutions has been found to be Wi-Fi based RTLS. An analysis of the potential costs and potential benefits reveals the feasibility for hospitals in the U.S to invest in Wi-Fi RTLS for their tracking and security needs.
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