Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) are being installed in hospitals and health clinics in the United States and around the world at an increasingly rapid rate. The technologies have matured to become more reliable and precise, wireless and easy to install, and able to run highly effective applications. Real Time Location Systems have brought savings and efficiencies and are best known for tracking equipment and asset management. The systems now promote more efficient work and patient flow, enable nurse call and hand hygiene compliance, and monitor environmental conditions. As new applications are being developed, healthcare technology management (HTM) professionals play a key role in the assessment and selection of RTLS systems, and more departments and stakeholders looking to HTM to provide information and insights about the technologies.
Join this webinar as we discuss the full range of RTLS applications starting with the traditional use of equipment tracking to the more complex uses for work flow and safety. Presenters will emphasize the role of the biomedical engineer in evaluating different RTLS technologies and systems and the HTM professional’s strategic role in selection, implementation, and maintenance. RTLS is rapidly becoming a critical tool—moving beyond just asset management and providing vital patient and staff flow data to hospital administrators. The result is a true return on investment (ROI) across various departments. This webinar will equip attendees with the knowledge to become an RTLS champion within their organization.
Program Objectives: After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify the various applications for RTLS
- Analyze the potential role of RTLS applications throughout the hospital
- Evaluate the potential ROI of a comprehensive RTLS solution
- Discuss the role of HTMs in the acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of a RTLS
- Alan Tangen, Director of Technical Sales and Business Development, Sonitor Technologies
- Alan Moretti, VP, Healthcare Technology Management, Renovo Solutions
- Liz Wheeler, MPH, Process Improvement Coordinator, Office of Continuous Improvement, Sanford Health
Target Audience: Instruction is targeted to biomedical equipment technicians, clinical engineers, biomedical engineers, asset managers, hospital IT specialists, and other healthcare technology management professionals.
Original Program Date: December 8, 2015
Runtime: 60 minutes
Format Available: Streaming
Price: FREE for AAMI members / $85 List