Healthcare Asset Mgmt2018-06-05T13:44:41+00:00

Healthcare Asset Management Suite

The usage of the IoT in healthcare has sharply increased across various specific Internet of Things use cases. There is an increasing consciousness and engagement of consumers with regards to their health and better quality care. A more integrated and IoT-enabled Healthcare approach can significantly boost patient engagement and satisfaction.

The ultimate goal of any hospital is to treat its patients in the best possible and reliable way. Hospital acquired infection is the biggest barrier to achieve this goal. Most of the hospitals fail to control hospital acquired infections due to malpractices like wrong human pathways, human entry in restricted areas, disturbances in one way flow of CSSD (central sterile storage department) and laundry processes, wrong transportation of contaminated assets, misplacement of various assets etc. It is a challenging task to overcome these problems for any hospital, especially hospitals from India, where problems of overcrowding and human traffic management are very prevalent. Human supervision always falls short to control such scenarios due to its limited scope. According to the studies 90% of hospital acquired infections are caused by the contaminated devices and instruments.

With the help of hIOTron Healthcare Asset Mgmt. Suite these challenges can be addressed. It facilitate hospitals to maintain their quality care, create a brand and helpful in monitoring various quality standard accreditations like NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers) or JCI (Joint Commission International). It address various issues such as :

  • Infection Control,
  • Staff Optimization,
  • Process Compliance,
  • Operational efficiency,
  • Reduce Theft and Malpractices,
  • Critical Assets Traceability,
  • Drugs Efficacy,
  • Equipment Maintenance and many more.
old chain management system

Notifications over Email or SMS for Assets reaching to statuses like – Missing, Misplaced, Damaged, Overdue in return, Late in transfer, Lost , Maintenance Due, Cleaning Due, Calibration Due, Max Washes Reached , Strict /Single Route non adherence, utilizes product’s manage-by-exception capability to the core. Business rules are very easy to configure as well as custom services can also be written for very specific requirements.

Suite has been divided into four basic segment as we can in fig. Each segment address solution to unique problems and provides integrated insights, like :

Equipment Management

  • Real-time location system (RTLS): Mobile assets like IV pumps, wheelchairs, and telemetry units routinely get lost in the system. Using hIOTron Suite staff can track asset location and status in real time throughout the facility. Combined with better distribution processes it can help you to reduce inventory while improving asset availability, Decrease capital and operating expenditure, Improve the efficiency and safety of patient care and Increase staff productivity.
  • Misplacement of Assets: Hospital assets should be kept in a specific location only. If any non clean instrument is kept in any sterilized location of the hospital then it can lead to the contamination of other instruments also. These malpractices can be controlled by using the RFIDs to restrict its entry in the unauthorized locations by using alerts and alarms.
  • Maintaining one way path of CSSD and Laundry: OT instruments and linen play a very critical role in the hospital infection control. Malpractices in CSSD and laundry can cause severe troubles to the patient as well as the hospital. Hospitals must follow proper routes of moving contaminated instruments and materials from operation room to the CSSD while CSSD has different processes of sterilizing these instruments. During this process no instrument should escape from its route and the required location identification. This can be achieved by using various RFID readers located in different locations of CSSD path to verify the adherence of the sterilization process. If any instrument fails to go through all the processes of CSSD then the instrument should be identified by the reader to restrict its further movement.

Patient Management

  • Elder care: From tracking wandering patients to monitoring the engagement and activities of elderly individuals in nursing homes and hospitals, elder care is a big market for IoT medical devices.
  • RTMS : Real time monitoring of various critical vitals hence need not to blame staff if he/she forgot to take vitals as prescribed in schedule.

Staff Management

  • Human Traffic Management: We can restrict human beings from entering in to the specific locations of the hospitals by identifying the RFID tags and their authorizations. It is applicable to the hospital staff, patient as well as the relatives. A smart alert system of lights and alarms can be used to restrict such actions.
  • Care-Taker Interactions: Healthcare providers and hospital staff can immediately know where the patient is at all times and seamlessly associate that patient with his/her medical information and also keep tab like which providers have been talking to Patient X ?, What treatments has Patient X undergone thus far?.
  • Behavioral Monitoring & Health Outcomes:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that health care providers wash their hands only 55% of the time after visiting the restroom. And while they may wash their hands before they scrub in or enter a sterile environment, nearly everyone would agree that washing hands after using the restroom is extremely important. IoT enables behavioral monitoring to track and combat the spread of infections through unsanitary practices. i.e, if a staff goes to the restroom, the hospital could know that he is there and monitor whether or not the water in sink turns on, if soap is dispensed, and if a towel is used.

Temperature and Humidity Monitoring

  • Cold Chain System: It can be used in a cold chain system. If any drug is maintained at a wrong temperature then this device will signal an alert so that the drug is maintained properly or discarded before use.
  • ICU / Other Wards Temp control : Due to human presence and different medicinal intake temp tends to rise inside wards henec hospitals need to maintain a specific temp to avoid infection etc.

Hospitals are late adopters of technology but with the changing times it’s needs of hour to grab advanced technologies like IoT to overcome the problems where human supervision fails. It definitely helps hospitals to follow standard processes as per the NABH or JCI norms and elevate the brand of the hospital that helps attract the new patients as well as to increase the medical tourism.

What does hIOTron Smarter cold chain solution include?

Information is Power in cold chain. After all, the cargo transported, be it via ship, airplane, truck or train, must be kept at the perfect temperature. Even the slightest change in conditions can spell disaster.

With potentially billions of dollars’ worth of cargo at stake worldwide, the careful live monitoring, sending and receiving of business-critical information is essential to success. When it comes to collecting the data, then following components required to collect real-time parameters which are exceptionally useful to make the complete process visible of passing the cargos from the manufacturer through suppliers, distribution centers, retailers and ultimately on to customers

HI-8010LG is smart tracker act as a main central unit which is perfectly suitable for smarter cold chain application powered through mains, having majorly bluetooth for local and GSM for cloud connectivity with in-built GNSS module to precisely track the vehicle position. It is also equipped Li-ion for battery in case of power failure for 15-20days & EEPROM & RTC to store the records in case of network failure.

ComponentDetails
Modular BluetoothWork as a BLE scanner to communicate with temperature sensor equipped Beacons.
Modular GSMProvision for 2G, 3G & 4G network.
Internal GNSSGlobal positioning system/Global Navigation Satellite System.
RTCReal time clock to store data with time logs.
EEPROM (256MB)Memory to store 15-20 days records in case power or network failure.
Li-ion battery2700MAH battery backup in case of power failure
Internal GNSS antennaAn antenna used for GPS connectivity. Integrated into FM device PCB. Does not have external connector.
External GPRS antennaAn antenna used for GSM connectivity having external SMA connector.
Charging/Discharging circuitCharge & discharge internal battery through mains automatically.
Over voltage protectionProtect device through over voltage from mains.

Beacon with Temperature & Humidity sensor – HI-5480LN is specially designed for the detection of temperature and humidity, will have the basic function of detecting the environment temperature and humidity. With a sensitive response time of temperature and humidity, Operating Temperature Range: -40℃ to +60, Humidity detection range: ±0.4℃ and battery life is 1 year & replaceable.

ComponentDetails
Modular BluetoothWork as a BLE scanner to communicate with temperature sensor equipped Beacons.
Modular GSMProvision for 2G, 3G & 4G network.
Internal GNSSGlobal positioning system/Global Navigation Satellite System.
RTCReal time clock to store data with time logs.
EEPROM (256MB)Memory to store 15-20 days records in case power or network failure.
Li-ion battery2700MAH battery backup in case of power failure
Internal GNSS antennaAn antenna used for GPS connectivity. Integrated into FM device PCB. Does not have external connector.
External GPRS antennaAn antenna used for GSM connectivity having external SMA connector.
Charging/Discharging circuitCharge & discharge internal battery through mains automatically.
Over voltage protectionProtect device through over voltage from mains.

hIOTron IoT platform delivers a comprehensive platform as a service (PaaS) which enables the rapid design, development, deployment, and operation of consumer & enterprise IoT applications. hIOTron IoT platform takes care of end customer application dashboard & mobile application access along with all in one synchronized functionality for various application dependent features such as

  • Device Management – Manage & Register your Home Devices with proper Authentication & Authorization process.
  • Device Connectivity – Seamless connectivity from Platform to Hi-Gate & Hi-Gate to Hi-Nodes.
  • Data Storage – Store Important Devices and User Data to get best values results.
  • Data Analytics – Supports multiple analytical models in terms of scenarios (Condition bases automatic actions).
  • Dashboard & Application – Fully sync Dashboard & Mobile Application in Android/iOS/Windows.

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Powerful Features

Maintaining an optimal temperature during transportation of your food or pharmaceutical supplies is crucial in preventing costly spoilage. hIOTron wireless temperature monitoring solution provides a reliable and affordable way to ensure your coolers and freezers are working properly, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in unnecessary damage.

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