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Beyond typical RTLS use cases

by Gus Iversen, Editor in Chief | January 13, 2021
Business Affairs

Going to the next level, there is more sophisticated billing/revenue capture based on staff and patient tracking. For example, if today is nurse that walking the patient from entry door into the treatment room is generating $9 an hour. And after that, as soon as patient steps in a treatment room which our system can sense and track, the billable rent now it goes to $250 an hour and the system captures that immediately. There is a lot of billing lost that with proper tracking can really help hospitals financially.

HCB News: On the subject of entering rooms, you had mentioned that your system can help turn chaos into more of a highly choreographed ballet with clinicians coming and going when the time is appropriate.
PB: Scheduling and having the right people in the room at the right time so important. With the tools that hospitals have today, it's simply impossible to schedule all of the rotational people involved in short-term procedures efficiently, and that actually cost hospitals a lot of money. So this is where our Quake system is so important as it has the ability to tag any individual and very same way that's associated with a patient. The system can manage cleaning crew, as well as the surgeon, as well as the cardiologist, and additional personnel that need to enter at specific time throughout a procedure. The system has ability in it to create an automated event. So, the surgeon walks into the room and the automated system alert reports "I have a surgeon in the room. Surgery started." Based on that notification everyone else down the line can be notified and schedules adjusted. You can program when the cardiologist needs to walk into the room, let’s say 30 minutes after surgeon walks into the room. Then cardiologist receives notification that basically goes into his schedule calendar. His notification delivers to him via email and via SMS message on his hospital phone. So everything can be coordinated, and made highly efficient.

HCB News: You had mentioned that your system is expandable and infinitely programmable according to the needs of the institution. Can you elaborate on that, and also give our readers and indication of how this can seamlessly tie into existing systems like EPIC and PRP?
PB: We are leaving in the world of IOT which is not a news to anyone. If hospitals have any programmable interfaces, we can establish data connection between all of hospital systems and connect them together. This includes hardware, software; personal devices, smart room controllers and security. The point of Quake system is to enable hospitals to have autopilot system that prevents medical mistakes and insure just in time communication to all parties involved.

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