What is patient tracking?
With the number of hospitalizations constantly increasing, hospital performance is a key concern. In order to meet the challenges of improving the patient journey, more and more hospitals are investing in connected solutions.
Among the IoT solutions, those allowing to track patients are very popular with medical centers. Indeed, allowing patients to easily find their way around the different services is a very good lever for improvement. This will limit delays and no-shows for appointments, saturation of waiting rooms and also crossings and flows of patients.
How does indoor patient tracking work?
The patients tracking solution can be deployed in different technologies: Wirepas Mesh, Quuppa AOA and RFID Active DOT.
This indoor geolocation technology is based on a mesh network of fixed and mobile beacons. The people to be geolocated are equipped with mobile beacons and the fixed beacons are positioned in the buildings at regular intervals creating a mesh.
The positioning information is calculated in relation to the signal strength (RSSI) emitted by the mobile beacons and goes back through the mesh to the gateway. The Wirepas Positioning Engine tool will then transform the raw data into GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that can be visualized on an IoT platform available on PC or mobile.
The user will be able to visualize the position of people on a map.
Depending on the density of fixed beacons in the network, the localization accuracy can be set from 5 to 10m, which is enough to localize by areas.
Why integrate location-based beacons into your patient journey solution?
ELA Innovation location beacons are ideal for meeting the need for patient tracking for many reasons:
Their battery operation offers a strong autonomy of up to 5 years in Wirepas Mesh and Quuppa AOA and up to 14 years in RFID Active DOT.
Easy and quick installation
Ultra simple to install thanks to the various means of fixation (high performance double-sided sticker or support that can be screwed), these beacons can be fixed on any type of surface and do not require any wiring.
High precision geolocation in real time
These beacons offer an indoor geolocation accuracy of up to a few centimeters, without GPS, as well as a reactivity allowing to know in real time the position of each person equipped with a beacon.
Ultra compact, discreet and waterproof
These beacons are perfectly adapted to medical environments.
Which ELA Innovation location beacons to use?
If you are an IoT solution provider and want to integrate patient tracking into your offering.
Here are the ELA Innovation products we recommend: