AUH – AARHUS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

CASE: AUH - AARHUS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

WORLD'S LARGEST RFID-BASED TRACKING INSTALLATION OF ITS KIND

The challenge

Recent analysis by AUH shows that current hospital personnel use about 12 minutes each shift to locate needed resources, and with the new generation of super hospitals being build, the risk of using more time on finding beds, equipment and people can increase dramatically.

As one of these new super hospitals Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) in Denmark will be fully supplied with state-of-the-art equipment and systems within a staggering 375,000 square meter building. With over 800 beds, 100,000 inpatients and 900,000 outpatients a year at full capacity, logistical challenges could occur.

The solution

AUH’s vision is clear. They require a hospital where the personnel can easily locate assets, equipment and staff resources through an accessible IT-solution. Thanks to our extensive experience with RTLS (Realtime location system) technology, RFID, WiFi, BLE and the ability to perform complex problem solving, Lyngsoe Systems is providing a comprehensive realtime tracking platform designed to work with the existing Columna Service Logistics from Systematic.

All equipment, beds, staff, items are carefully identified with RFID tags, which then can be tracked by fixed mounted antennas (Readers) throughout the complex hospital infrastructure.

Benefits
  • Reduction in time used in finding objects and colleagues
  • Effective utilization of space, equipment, beds, consumables etc.
  • Improved real-time insight in the actual workflows and logistic processes
Results

AUH expects the solution to optimize workflows by analyzing where delays occur, and is expected to reduce costs by making it easier to locate required items, rather than losing and reordering items.

Implementation of such an advanced and comprehensive real-time tracking system safeguards logistics at AUH well into the future. Patient care is dependent on the ready availability of equipment and personnel – particularly in emergencies. Lyngsoe LIVE Logistics™ together with Systematic provide visibility for the hospital, adding value for staff and patients alike.

About AUH

AUH is the biggest hospital construction project in Denmark in current history. Connecting the existing Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby Hospital into one new hospital complex. When finished it will be the size of a small Danish city, with streets, neighborhoods, squares and green areas. The hospital is designed to be flexible meeting future demands regarding techniques, treatments and work methods. AUH will be fully constructed and in operation in 2019. www.dnu.rm.dk