As COVID-19 surges and supply lines become critical, health system leaders are working toward real-time visibility and predictive tools for inventory, pricing, lead times and demand trends.
Coral Gables Hospital has survived major drug shortages, kept tight tabs on inventory, and helped patients and staff stay safe from coronavirus infection.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills saved two hours and 40 minutes per patient discharge – and the increased capacity led to $351,000 in revenue gained in a year for the 150-bed community hospital.
The RF-ReID technology, developed at MIT's Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, can assess vital signs and take the "collective pulse" in congregate settings by analyzing wireless signals.
Technologies adopted to tackle the COVID-19 situation at TTSH included the Staff Surveillance System (S3), Command, Control and Communications (C3) system and a real time location system (RTLS).
Adventist Health White Memorial overhauls operating room processes with real-time location system and RFID tags, trimming costs and improving patient satisfaction.
The RTLS will enable the tracking of patients, visitors and staff in an outbreak, for rapid and reliable contact tracing so that necessary actions can be taken quickly to curb onward transmission.
At Adventist Health White Memorial, reducing OR turnaround time by just three minutes may seem small – but at five turnarounds per day, multiplied by six operating rooms, it adds up to $974,160 per year.
It’s a matter of change management – and there are some applicable best practices.
Real-time location systems can enable big gains in quality, safety and cost-efficiency – but deployments are complex and require clear role definitions and enthusiastic buy-in from an array of stakeholders, a new KLAS report shows.