X-TRACKING FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

Hospital have become busier places of work treating patients and they face the constant challenge to manage their fleet of mobile medical devices. Keeping track on the location and status of thousands of devices can hinder operational efficiency and impact patient safety.

X-Tracking™ supports real-time tracking of thousands of medical devices and other assets with different configurations of hardware, software components and tracking technologies. Finding, inspecting and reporting on safety equipment is made fast and minimize compliancy issues. 

Our solutions are based on four main components: the user interface, Backend engine and integration layer, tags and tag readers. Allow us to introduce you to our solution!

CAN YOU RELATE TO ONE OR MORE OF THESE CHALLENGES ?

– Spending too much time searching for medical devices
– Lack of medical devices in departments and hoarding as a result
– Lack of overview of the thousands of medical devices and their status
– Overdue maintenance dates leading to compliance issues
– Medical physics department struggling to keep up providing service

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LYNGSOE LIVE LOGISTICS™ - FULL INTEGRATION

Lyngsoe LIVE Logistics manages and handles data consolidation of tag readings from all safety equipment, processing of data captured from barcodes and RFID tags. It handles location management and location master data.

Lyngsoe LIVE Logistics manages a trace database and provides validated tracking information for safety equipment through a standard EPCIS interface to frontend applications or ERP systems. Master data for safety equipment can be created and maintained in X-Tracking to replace local spreadsheets.

TAG READING HARDWARE

The RFID label is read by RFID antennas installed at logistic choke points throughout the hospital. At each choke point, the medical device automatically changes location in X-Tracking when passing through the choke point. If configured in X-Tracking, the medical device also automatically changes status, e.g. an infusion pump leaving a depot changes status to ‘In Use’ and an event is created for the infusion pump.

The RFID label is also read by mobile RFID Handheld Terminal or Mobile Data Capture Cart in areas that are not covered by a choke-point RFID reader.

MEDICAL DEVICE TAGS

Due to very large numbers, often +50.000 medical devices and other important assets in a hospital, medical devices are tagged with low-cost RFID labels, as passive RFID is the most affordable technology in this case. One RFID label is mounted on each medical device in a position, where it can be easily read by ceiling mounted RFID antennas and RFID Handheld Terminals. The RFID labels are PET coated to withstand regular disinfection and washing. The RFID label is programmed with a GIAI code and displays a GIAI barcode and human readable text. Logo and contact information can also be added.

For some medical devices, hardcase passive RFID tags are mounted on metal surfaces or to endure harsher washing and cleaning processes.

 

The RFID label is read by RFID antennas installed at logistic choke points throughout the hospital. At each choke point, the medical device automatically changes location in X-Tracking when passing through the choke point. If configured in X-Tracking, the medical device also automatically changes status, e.g. an infusion pump leaving a depot changes status to ‘In Use’ and an event is created for the infusion pump.

The RFID label is also read by mobile RFID Handheld Terminal or Mobile Data Capture Cart in areas that are not covered by a choke-point RFID reader.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

On top of this automated monitoring & tracking of beds, tracking information can be used for reporting and analysis of internal and third party service providers. This allows healthcare executives and senior management to react quickly to — as well as prevent — obstacles related to items such as:

 

  • Compliance reporting
  • Costs Control
  • Third party contract SLA reporting
  • Internal facility and third party providers throughput
  • Equipment shrinkage
  • Capital expenditures

VALUE PROPOSITIONS – SOLUTION THEME

  • Easy to find available medical devices
  • Large time saving in finding the right medical device
  • Staff have full overview of thousands of devices
  • On time maintenance of medical devices
  • Quality of service issues are minimized

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