Grady Memorial Hospital Deploys Real-Time Operational Intelligence to Increase Operational Efficiency
Fargo, ND – February 24, 2014 – Intelligent InSites, Inc., the leading provider of real-time operational intelligence for healthcare, announces that Grady Memorial Hospital will go live in March 2014 with the Intelligent InSites’ software solution supported by CenTrak’s RTLS hardware to increase operational efficiency.
“We see tremendous opportunities for reducing operational costs by using the Intelligent InSites solution,” said Brenda Weyl, Director of Operational Excellence at Grady Memorial Hospital. “With access to real-time location and status information, our staff will be able to locate the patient care equipment they need faster and the data collected by the InSites system will allow us to continually evaluate and improve our performance – in a reliable, and measurable way.”
The integrated solution consists of Intelligent InSites’ operational intelligence software platform, Intelligent InSites’ asset management and temperature monitoring software applications, along with RTLS (real-time location system) and sensory hardware from CenTrak.
The Intelligent InSites solution will track, manage, and display the real-time location and status of 6,000 medical assets – including bedside monitors, defibrillators, bladder scanners, wheelchairs, and other mobile assets. With the InSites solution, staff will be able to quickly locate equipment they need, departments will be able to reallocate their surplus equipment, and the supply chain team will be notified when rental equipment is sitting idle and could be returned. This will drive better utilization of assets owned by the hospital and a reduction in rental expenditures.
The Intelligent InSites solution will also automate temperature monitoring of refrigerators and warming units at Grady Memorial Hospital. With the temperature monitoring application, staff will be able to receive notifications if the temperature goes outside a specified threshold, so corrective actions can be taken quickly and required documentation is provided to meet regulatory compliance.
“It is very rewarding to see that our customers value RTLS beyond the ability to track their equipment,” said Marcus Ruark, Vice President at Intelligent InSites. “With the use of real-time operational intelligence, they can be more efficient, which provides measurable financial impact to the health system.”
About Grady Health System
Grady Health System is one of the largest safety net health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children’s affiliate.
With its nationally acclaimed emergency medical services, Grady has the premier level I trauma center in the Metro Atlanta region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. Grady’s American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons verified Burn Center is one of only two in the state. And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Other key services include Georgia’s first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Breast Health Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Ponce de Leon Center – one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country. Grady’s Regional Perinatal Center with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Primary Care Center and the Rape Crisis Center are also notable components of the health system. The state’s only Poison Center is housed at Grady as well.
In 2012 and 2013, Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine named Grady one of the country’s Most Wired health systems. Grady’s Heart Failure Clinic received the 2013 Gage Award for Improving Quality from America’s Essential Hospitals.
CenTrak® is the leading provider of precise, versatile, and cost-effective location solutions for healthcare. CenTrak’s Clinical-Grade Visibility™ platform delivers unmatched accuracy, speed, performance and power-efficiency making it a smarter technology investment. CenTrak’s Gen2IR™ technology delivers certainty-based location data, a requirement for workflow and other key healthcare management applications. CenTrak is currently deployed at hundreds of world-class healthcare facilities in the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
About Intelligent InSites
Intelligent InSites partners with healthcare systems to improve patient experience and reduce costs with its consulting services and location-based software solutions. InSites automatically captures and visualizes patient, staff, and equipment location movements and delivers actionable insight in-the-moment to streamline patient flow and improve staff efficiency and equipment utilization. With advanced analytics and process engineering services, InSites drives healthcare operational excellence.
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