Healthcare providers to experience improved operational processes, increased patient and staff satisfaction, and enhanced patient safety by leveraging real-time visualization of their medical equipment levels.
Fargo, ND, December 30, 2015 — Intelligent InSites Inc., the leading provider of operational intelligence for healthcare, announced today availability of a PAR level dashboard provided within their Asset Optimization product. With the PAR level dashboard, hospital staff can extend the value of their investment in RTLS and RFID solutions by leveraging real-time operational intelligence to automate tasks, streamline equipment workflows, and give time back to caregivers.
“In the hospital environment, the lack of visibility into the location and status data makes tasks like replenishing equipment to meet PAR levels burdensome and full of guesswork,” said Donna Morrow, Vice President of Clinical Engagement at Intelligent InSites. “With the InSites PAR level dashboard, staff can streamline operations by monitoring in real-time the current levels of equipment and taking proactive steps to keep them within desired ranges.”
“The PAR level dashboard is an excellent example of user-centered design,” said Megan Glasow, Product Manager at Intelligent InSites. “Our customers desired more agile ways to manage their operational processes. They wanted to be empowered with ‘mission control’ tools, in addition to the InSites system’s ability to automatically generate notifications. We built this tool to provide healthcare leaders with enhanced visibility into their equipment operations, while at the same time minimizing the risk of alert fatigue.”
Benefits of utilizing the PAR level dashboard positively impact not only supply chain staff and caregivers, but also patients:
Improved Patient Care
With access to real-time information of equipment levels in comparison to established PAR levels, your supply chain team can see at-a-glance when replenishment is needed to avoid falling below PAR. This will ensure caregivers always have the equipment they need on hand, when they need it.
Streamlined Supply Chain Processes
With real-time visibility into current PAR level status, central supply staff can efficiently replenish equipment and plan their routes to complete their work faster and with fewer steps.
With a view into PAR level status by equipment type, the sterile processing team can prioritize what types of equipment need to be cleaned first to avoid stock outs and to support efficient replenishment flows.
Quantified Process Improvement
With access to historical information, hospital leaders can quantify and report the progress of supply chain process improvement initiatives, such as minimizing stock-out times. They can also calculate cost savings achieved through improved equipment utilization and staff efficiency.
Increased Equipment Utilization
By having visibility into the location of clean and available equipment, supply chain staff can reallocate equipment surpluses in real time according to established PAR levels. This increases overall equipment utilization, while minimizing purchases and rentals.
Enhanced Patient Safety
With access to real-time counts of equipment stored in soiled storage locations, hospitals can avoid corridor clutter and meet The Joint Commission Standard for Life Safety, LS.02.01.20, which requires hospitals to maintain the integrity of the means of egress.
Increased Staff Satisfaction
Automated supply chain processes allow caregivers to stay focused on patients instead of making non-value added phone calls to request that equipment be delivered or picked up for sterilization.
Healthcare providers can learn more about the Intelligent InSites PAR level dashboard and other InSites Asset Optimization benefits by registering for a Lean Healthcare webinar entitled “Taking Guesswork and Manual Steps out of Equipment Replenishment” on December 16, 2015 at 12:00pm. CT: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5867831145103257857.
About Intelligent InSites:
Intelligent InSites helps transform healthcare with real-time operational intelligence that improves care, enhances the human experience, and increases efficiency. Through its open, real-time, healthcare platform, Intelligent InSites automatically collects and processes data from multiple data sources such as EHRs, financial systems, building systems, sensory and real-time location systems (RTLS), mobility solutions, and other healthcare IT solutions–then provides actionable intelligence to achieve cost savings, operational excellence, and better care. By utilizing the enterprise-wide architecture of the Intelligent InSites platform, healthcare systems can leverage all legacy, current, and future data sources to optimize their technology investments across the entire organization, then have the flexibility to meet changing organizational, regulatory, and compliance needs.
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Contact Information: Intelligent InSites, Inc., Tracy Faleide, Director of Corporate Communications, 701-893-2039, press@IntelligentInSites.com.
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