Two hospitals (a 40-year-old flagship facility and a new 58-bed facility) that are part of the Texas Health Resources health system implemented a real-time location system enabled by radio frequency and infrared identification technology to monitor the location of major pieces of equipment and monitor the location of patients and staff.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Implemented RTLS in 2008 to track high-value equipment.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
Implemented RTLS during the opening of their new facility in September 2012 to track patients, staff and high-value equipment.
Integrated into other information systems within the hospitals and overseen by a centralized “mission control” unit, the system is used to improve various clinical and nonclinical processes, including asset management, infection control, room turnover, and transportation.
The system has significantly reduced annual equipment costs, room turnaround time, and staffing costs, and contributed to high levels of patient, physician, and staff satisfaction.
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 888-bed, acute-care hospital. Texas Health Dallas is designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, an honor that recognizes hospitals for excellence in nursing.
Texas Health Resources (THR) is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. THR has more than 350 points of access in North Texas, including 29 hospital locations, more than 3,800 hospital beds, more than 550 physicians and more than 25,000 employees.