The Improvement of Quality Care Through Patient Monitoring

For all healthcare organizations, the goal is to provide patients with care that is exceptional, effective, and safe. Oftentimes, many hospitals run into the obstacle of efficiently moving patients through their respective treatment processes. In fact, on average, patients are moved around 24 times during an inpatient stay. In this constant shuffling, communication breakdowns and treatment delays transpire and impact not only the quality of patient care but the cost as well. Thankfully, SST partners with Zebra to offer an effective solution, through real-time and precise location technology. For example, such technology offers the exact location of patients, the durations spent in numerous hospital departments, as well as exact details regarding patient treatment progression. This is significantly important during life-threatening situations—like stroke or cardiac arrest, for example—where prompt treatment is critical. This is achieved through Zebra’s Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS), where patients are tracked 24/7 and clinicians are notified if a patient’s movement oversteps previously established boundaries.

With that said, many hospitals have begun the process of expanding their usage of location technology to track patients throughout their hospital journeys more efficiently. In doing so, time-to-treatment is reduced, which reduces overcrowding as well. This is the goal for all hospitals, as overcrowding can lead to higher mortality rates, longer inpatient stays, increased readmissions, and—worst of all—higher costs. Thanks to SST and Zebra, hospitals can tag their patients and monitor their overall treatment status on mobile computers, while also tracking data like estimated transfer time between departments. This reduces clogs in patient flow and increases the pace and effectiveness of treatment. This can lead to an increase in satisfied patients, an enhanced level of operational efficiency, and improved overall bed turnover rates. As a whole, hospitals encounter up to 50% decline in bed turnover rates after starting to use RTLS technology. SST is here to help you improve your quality of patient care, through multiple methods:

  • RFID Wristbands, Fixed Readers and Antennas - These devices help healthcare providers quickly and precisely pinpoint the location of patients. This software maximizes hospitals’ visibility over patient flow. No hard-wired connection is needed, easy to deploy, and simple to manage.
  • Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Real-Time Locating System - Facilitates real-time, accurate visibility of patient location. Incredible performance in multi-path environments, quick and innate set-up, and exceptional real-time location precision.
  • RTLS Sensor Tags - Grant visibility onto patient location over extended ranges, improving hospital safety and operational effectiveness. Long-range battery life, able to withstand rigid environments, simply deployed, and easy to manage.
  • Handheld Mobile Computers - Allow healthcare professionals to access real-time patient locations and remotely analyze vitals. Durable, removable, and long-lasting batteries, easy-to-clean, and enterprise-grade accessories.


Quality Products For Quality Care

At the end of the day, patient monitoring not only helps them—it helps your business, too. Improved quality of patient care leads to an increase in satisfied patients. This, then, leads to more recommendations—which means more benefit to you, too. Strategic Systems leads the way toward a brighter, more effective future in healthcare. For those interested in taking the efficiency of their facilities to the next level and improving their business tenfold, contact Strategic Systems.