Optimizing Hospital Wide Patient Flow
Whether it’s inpatient beds reaching full capacity or a bottleneck that causes overcrowding in the waiting room, healthcare facilities often face patient flow issues that impact not only satisfaction but also patient care.
At the same time, frequent bottlenecks and delays decrease facility efficiency and patient satisfaction, resulting in poor HCAHPS scores.
To anticipate surges, effectively allocate resources and avoid low patient satisfaction that could impact HCAHPS reimbursements, hospitals need a complete view of the entire patient journey.
AiRISTA is a leader in real time location system (RTLS) solutions specially designed for optimizing patient flow. Our innovative Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) wrist tag technology allows your healthcare facility to track patient movement and keep tabs on experiences that could harm satisfaction.
With sofia, AiRISTA’s RTLS platform, healthcare providers gain a detailed view of the patient journey to minimize wait time and achieve your patient flow goals.
AiRISTA’s Patient Flow Tags
AiRISTA offers a robust suite of low-cost BLE tags that are reusable, with batteries that can last for years. Here are a few of our innovative wearable patient and personnel tags:
Advanced Wrist Personnel (W4)
The Advanced Wrist Personnel tag offers vibration alerting and two-colored LEDs to signal events to the patient.
Tamper Resistant BLE Wrist Personnel (W7)
AiRISTA’s W7 BLE wrist tag integrates tamper detection functionality and cut-off alerting to improve staff and patient safety.
Indoor-Outdoor Wrist Personnel (W9)
The W9 Indoor-Outdoor wrist tag enables real-time location tracking both in and outside of the healthcare facility.
Advanced Display Personnel (B4n)
The B4n badge tag can generate alerts in response to dangerous or duress events to improve staff safety.
A1 BLE wrist strap/fob
The A1 BLE tag is a low cost patient tag with optional accelerometer for motion sensing.
A7 BLE reusable wrist strap
The A7 low cost wrist tag is the entry level patient tag which is hygienic and reusable.
Sofia – AiRISTA’s RTLS Hospital
Patient Flow Solution
Sofia is AiRISTA’s RTLS software platform for healthcare organizations. Delivered on-premises or from the cloud, sofia unlocks real-time insights into patient volume and throughput, improving patient flow across the entire facility. Using sofia and AiRISTA’s low-cost BLE tags, healthcare providers can:
- Quickly identify bottlenecks, dwell times and discharge issues.
- Send notifications to patients when there’s availability.
- Integrate with other hospital systems like EHRs.
- Automate alerts for excessive delays or bottlenecks.
- Notify waiting patients when it’s their turn.
- Track and alert patients when they enter a restricted area.
With this bird’s eye view of patient movement, hospital staff can anticipate surges in volume and redeploy people and equipment to maintain efficient patient flow.
Minimize Delays During Patient Transfer or Discharge
A patient wants to check out of the hospital after three days staying in inpatient beds. Everything is signed off and the nurse gives the all clear, but they can’t find a wheelchair for the patient.
The longer the wait time, the longer the hospital has to wait until they can fill the bed again. Meanwhile, the patient becomes dissatisfied.
Integrating AiRISTA’s RTLS tags and sofia software with your existing healthcare system enables proactive preparation for patient transfer, ensuring everything is in place once they’re cleared for discharge.
AiRISTA – RTLS Experts in Hospital Patient Flow
With over a decade of industry experience, AiRISTA is the leading provider of RTLS tracking software and equipment. We have the tools, tags and expertise necessary to help your healthcare facility achieve its patient flow goals.
Start Improving Patient Outcomes and Operational Efficiency
From increasing patient throughput and efficiency to enhancing care and outcomes, AiRISTA’s Hospital Flow Solution can help your hospital do it all. Request a demo today.