As the hospital staff goes about their daily routines, tending to patients and performing vital procedures, they have one concern at the back of their minds: the safety of assets they rely on to do their jobs. From valuable medical devices to simple tools, these items are constantly going missing, getting stolen, or misplaced, causing delays in patient care and adding unnecessary costs to the hospital.
Ensuring asset safety is crucial to providing high-quality care in a hospital setting. Medical assets are costly and essential resources that must be properly managed to ensure their availability when needed. As hospitals continue to face increasing demands and pressures, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enabled asset safety can provide a valuable solution for keeping medical assets safe in hospitals.
Did you know patient-incurred theft costs hospitals at least $52 million a year? Temperature monitors, glucometers, oximeters, infusion pumps, and other medical devices are often stolen from hospitals. Asset theft and loss can be a major issue in hospitals, particularly near exit doors where assets can be easily moved out of the building undetected.
Preventing asset loss in a hospital is critical for the facility’s financial stability and efficient operation. To maintain financial stability in hospital operations, hospitals can use specific technologies to prevent this loss. To ensure asset safety in hospitals, Borda Technology’s RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology can be an effective solution. RFID technology tracks the location and movement of assets in real time by using tags that emit radio signals.
A safe zone can be set by hospital administration, particularly at exit doors, and real-time alerts are sent to security in the event of theft attempts, unauthorized movements, or unintentional exits. Alarms, both audible and visual, are also generated. Any theft or unauthorized movement is instantly prevented by these real-time alarms.
The other critical aspect of asset safety is the ability to integrate with the security systems of hospitals. One of the most prominent examples is CCTV. RFID Asset Tags by Borda Technology can be integrated with video surveillance systems, allowing staff to see real-time footage of any asset movement. This allows hospital staff to pinpoint the source of the unauthorized movement, resulting in faster response times and preventing hospital management from incurring unnecessary costs such as rentals and purchases.
RFID asset tracking by Borda Technology is an effective solution for preventing asset theft and loss in hospitals. By implementing an RFID asset tracking system, hospitals can ensure that they are providing high-quality care while minimizing financial risk.
Now that you’ve read all about the benefits of ensuring asset safety in hospitals, it’s time to give it a try. Contact Borda Technology today to learn more!