Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (VMC), a 574-bed acute-care teaching hospital located in San Jose, California, has implemented Intelligent InSites’ real-time location system (RTLS) asset management software to automatically track and manage 5,000 hospital assets throughout nine buildings on its campus.
With the InSites solution, the hospital will be able to further optimise its assets, eliminating unnecessary purchases and rental expenses, as well as perform preventive maintenance, manage recalls, and conduct inventory counts.
In addition, the RTLS solution will enable staff at Santa Clara VMC to quickly look up the item they need and see its exact location and status.
The integrated solution consists of Intelligent InSites’ operational intelligence software platform, Intelligent InSites’ asset management application, and RTLS hardware from Sonitor Technologies.
Valley Medical Center Foundation executive director Christopher Wilder said the organisation is excited about the quality, cost and patient satisfaction opportunities that come with using the Intelligent InSites solution.
"Implementing this RTLS solution directly supports Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s goal to deliver the right care at the right time in the right setting, in the environment where quality and safety can thrive," Wilder added.
The real-time location system is an indoor positioning system which collects data regarding the time, location and status of tagged items.
The Intelligent InSites software displays and reports this data and can trigger actions, such as mobile messaging and alerts, along with automating processes to occur when certain criteria are met.
Intelligent InSites president and CEO Margaret Laub said, "It is very rewarding to partner with VMC Foundation and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to harness the power of innovative technologies to drive continuous process improvements, helping them deliver better care at lower cost."
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System plans to expand the use of Intelligent InSites’ solution over time by deploying it in outpatient clinics and in a new clinical facility to be opened in 2014.
Image: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, speciality clinics building. Photo courtesy of chyu83.