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WakeMed Shares Best Practices for Tracking Assets, Patients
Date:4/21/2009

After development partnership, launches enhanced RadarFind RTLS

Morrisville, NC (PRWEB) April 21, 2009 -- WakeMed Health & Hospitals, an 870-bed healthcare system in North Carolina's Triangle region, has launched the RadarFind Real Time Location System (RTLS) at their WakeMed Cary Hospital location. After serving as a development partner since April 2008, the hospital is sharing their lessons learned with other hospitals considering investing in a totally integrated asset and patient tracking system.

"Knowing where our equipment is and how it is being used allows nurses to spend more time with their patients instead of looking for equipment. The RadarFind system also provides information about how we use our assets, which is enabling us to make better business decisions," said Mary Schilder, director of information services consulting for WakeMed. "Our role in developing the second generation of this system has demonstrated that this asset tracking technology offers ease of use, scalability options, including patient tracking, and strong potential for return on investment."

Schilder has identified several best practices that other hospitals should consider when researching and subsequently implementing asset and patient tracking systems. Among them are:

  • Align strategy with business objectives: Clinical engineers and patient care staff involved in the implementation of an asset tracking system should work with hospital executives to ensure that their strategy aligns with the hospit
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