Intelligent InSites, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise RTLS software helping hospitals improve patient satisfaction and operational performance while supporting multiple RFID and RTLS technologies, announced today its support for the CEO Checklist for High Value Health Care published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
"The need to provide effective patient care in the most efficient way has never been greater," said Dr. Raymond Gruby, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Intelligent InSites. "By promoting the institutional culture of continuous improvement and optimized resource utilization, outlined in the CEO Checklist, healthcare organizations can transform the system of care delivery."
The CEO Checklist for High Value Health Care strongly correlates with the key elements Intelligent InSites believes must be part of the healthcare system. “It must be a system that is streamlined, value-driven, and quality-centered,” added Dr. Gruby.
Intelligent InSites, a healthcare software provider dedicated to improving health care through the use of healthcare information technology, including RFID and RTLS systems, is already empowering many of the ideas described in the CEO Checklist:
Culture of continuous improvement
The Intelligent InSites RTLS solution can help healthcare providers automate many manual processes, such as finding available equipment, monitoring the temperature of medication fridges, or checking the status of rooms and other resources. In addition, healthcare providers can effortlessly—and in real-time—monitor KPI’s such as door-to-triage, door-to-doc, and door-to-admit, then use this information to improve patient workflow processes, as well as report performance against target metrics.
IT best practices – automated, reliable information to and from the point of care
Intelligent InSites’ solution provides healthcare organizations with instant access to automatically-collected and reliable data regarding the location and status of medical inventory, staff, and patients, allowing them make timely and accurate decisions at the point of care.
Resource utilization – optimized use of personnel, physical space, and other resources
By understanding actual utilization rates of equipment, rooms, and other resources; and by improving workflows with real-time information delivered by Intelligent InSites’ asset management solution, optimal inventory levels can be achieved and maintained, reducing procurement costs and ongoing maintenance expenses.
Furthermore, by implementing location-enabled rental management processes, the process of making rental requests and rental pick-ups can be optimized to eliminate unnecessary rental expenses. The status information of the rental equipment allows hospitals to pay only for the rental equipment that is actually being used.
In addition to hard-dollar cost savings, significant productivity enhancements are gained by providing care givers, biomedical engineers, transporters, and other staff with the ability to instantly track the location and the status of people and assets via a browser on any computer or any handheld device, such as iPhone or iPad – allowing staff to spend more time at the patient bed side.
Embedded safeguards – supports and prompts to reduce injury and infection
By utilizing RTLS, requests for assistance can be delivered automatically, on the patient’s behalf, when the system detects a potentially troublesome situation, such as a patient leaving a room without assistance or entering a restricted area. These proactive notifications can help reduce potential injury.
Additionally, the Intelligent InSites software provides a real-time map view of the facility, with an icon representing each staff member, patient, or even equipment, as they move around the facility. This enables staff to head to a specific alert location without any delay—a tremendous improvement over traditional nurse call systems, which rely on the patient to activate alerts and do not provide their current location.
RTLS solutions can also be instrumental in infection control. In the event that a patient tests positive for a contagious disease, staff can instantly access a report that identifies all of the locations, patients, staff, and equipment that the infected patient came in contact with. Care providers can then use this information to take appropriate actions to contain the spread of the infectious disease.
Another advantage of using an RTLS solution is to gain instant access to meaningful real-time and historical information for analyzing infection patterns and assisting with compiling data requested by regulatory government agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Internal transparency – visible progress in performance, outcomes, and costs
Intelligent InSites’ business intelligence (BI) solution provides healthcare organizations with easy access to vast amounts of contextual data stored in the Intelligent InSites BI database, allowing them to analyze trends, identify improvement opportunities within a hospital or across multiple hospitals, and report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). This enables healthcare organizations to gain enterprise-wide visibility into their processes and make a transformational impact on their organization’s performance.
Healthcare providers interested in exploring how to empower the ideas shared in the IOM’s CEO Checklist for High Value Health should contact Intelligent InSites by emailing info[.]intelligentinsites.com or calling 1-866-520-9113.
About the Institute of Medicine (IOM)
The Institute of Medicine (iom.edu) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Nearly 150 years later, the National Academy of Sciences has expanded into what is collectively known as the National Academies, which comprises the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Research Council, and the IOM.
About Intelligent InSites
Intelligent InSites (IntelligentInSites.com) helps healthcare organizations improve care and reduce costs by transforming automatically-collected data into actionable insights. Through its interoperable, hardware-neutral, healthcare real-time location system (RTLS) software platform, Intelligent InSites gathers data from real-time location, condition sensing, and other systems; then delivers meaningful information to the right person, at the right time, on the right device. Intelligent InSites’ customers gain enterprise-wide visibility and are able to impact continuous process improvements, resulting in remarkable financial and quality of care outcomes.