Indoor Positioning for Healthcare from Radianse

Indoor Positioning Solutions (IPS) is analogous to GPS in an indoor space. The folks at Radianse combine active-RFID and location information to enable systems, applications, devices and clinical spaces to automatically initiate actions based on circumstances or events at a point in time.

Here are some of the things they claim can be done with their system:

  • Real-time asset location – right equipment in the right place at the right time
  • Improved preventive maintenance/recall management
  • Reduce time searching for equipment
  • Improved cost capture
  • Information on utilization rates
  • Rental and lease reduction programs

They say they can also help keep track of people to:

  • Reduce risk for ambulatory patients
  • Improve flow times with accurate measures
  • Increase staff security
  • Improve satisfaction
  • Spend more time with patients

Seems like very nice stuff. They recently presented to our Washington HIMMS chapter and their briefing is available online. I can think of lots of other uses for this technology. More on that later.

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Shahid N. Shah

Shahid Shah is an internationally recognized enterprise software guru that specializes in digital health with an emphasis on e-health, EHR/EMR, big data, iOT, data interoperability, med device connectivity, and bioinformatics.