AgileTracâ„¢ Asset Manager

A foundational technology and analytics solution to transform hospital operations.

Overview

How can a hospital bring together its disparate resources to help enable a smooth and efficient experience for the patients?

AgileTrac Asset Manager can help.

A patient’s hospital stay—even for relatively straightforward care—involves hundreds of people, processes and assets. The medical outcome and cost of that care as well as the quality of the patient’s experience can depend on how efficiently and effectively all of these resources are integrated and managed.

The missing link in care management

The AgileTrac operational platform:

  • Uses real-time location system (RTLS) technology and sophisticated applications to track the physical location of each asset.
  • Communicates with the hospital’s clinical and business systems, such as the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.
  • Can be deployed with various RTLS types, including Wi-Fi, radio frequency (RFID) and infrared.

Not your ordinary RTLS

Not all RTLS technology is created equal. AgileTrac is distinguished by:

  • Hospital-optimized functionality. Most RTLS systems can approximate the location of an IV pump, within 30-50 feet. Some systems will only pinpoint the room. AgileTrac not only tells you the exact room but also alerts you that there is only one remaining clean pump on that unit and triggers an alert to the biomed department for maintenance.
  • Robust signaling. AgileTrac’s rules engine and macro language enable signaling triggered by location or status change of the patient. For example, the anesthetist can be automatically paged ten minutes after a patient arrives in pre-op. Or, ADT is automatically updated when a patient physically leaves her or his room.
  • Accurate metrics. AgileTrac generates robust patient flow metrics to help support decision-making, including admission, discharge and transfer times; wheels-in in the operating room; patient arrival in the ED and radiology; OR utilization and more.

Asset Management

AgileTrac Asset Manager can help increase efficiency and reduce asset inventory and their related costs.

Hospitals overspend millions each year on mobile assets that are not used effectively. AgileTrac is a real-time tracking system to monitor the usage, status and location of your mobile assets.

Combined with better distribution processes, AgileTrac can help you:

  • Improve asset availability
  • Reduce inventory and related capital and operating expenditures
  • Enhance the efficiency of patient care
  • Impact staff productivity

Locate your assets

Mobile assets like IV pumps, wheelchairs and telemetry units routinely get lost in the system. With AgileTrac, each piece of equipment has a real-time location system (RTLS) tag that communicates with a central visualization system. Using a web browser, staff can track asset location and status in real-time throughout the facility:

  • Track by map, tabular or detailed view
  • Search by equipment location, models, repair and service history
  • Receive alerts if equipment leaves designated areas

Right-size your inventory

When a hospital can’t locate its mobile assets, they buy, lease or rent more to ensure availability for patients. Often, these units get swallowed up in the system too. AgileTrac helps break this costly cycle, enabling hospitals to use less equipment more efficiently. We typically see an inventory reduction of 10-20 percent when a hospital combines AgileTrac with better distribution processes. When a hospital reduces its infusion pump inventory, it can achieve savings through a combination of reducing rentals, terminating leases, decreasing maintenance costs and avoiding unnecessary capital expenditure during the next pump purchase.