Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies are becoming an integral part of enterprise asset management.

ICS offers a solution that lowers the cost of asset management and enhances overall enterprise security and accountability. We provide a turnkey solution that improves the Rate of Return (ROR) in the following areas:

  • Capital Asset Monitoring and Asset Utilization
  • Staff Tracking and Optimum Deployment
  • Clinical Process Efficiency Improvement
  • Staff and Patient Safety
  • Asset Theft Reduction
  • Baby Monitoring and Theft Prevention
  • Recall Management
  • Expiry management
  • Clinical Supply Management
  • Staff and Patient Hygiene
  • Tissue Management
  • Automated Temperature and Humidity Monitoring

Experience in RTLS/RFID Healthcare Deployments     

ICS uses a number of technologies for implementing RTLS in healthcare facilities, since there is significant cost variation between different types of tags and readers. Low-cost assets and applications use inexpensive tags costing a few cents but are read by expensive readers. The more expensive equipment, such as infusion pumps, is monitored using the Active RTLS tags and IR beacons for high accuracy and fast recovery. Passive Tags with choke point readers are used for applications such as equipment sterilization and scope reprocessing. To determine a facility’s ROI, the following must be considered: accuracy required, facility size, operating costs, lease/own equipment ratio, handling cost of the personnel, potential for theft, and waste of supplies. The following is a list of equipment that delivers the most value when monitored using the RFID/RTLS solution:

Type of Asset Examples
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
  • Portable X-Ray Machines
  • Infusion Pumps
  • Endoscopes
  • Ventilators
  • Wheelchairs
  • Bariatric Equipment
  • Physical Therapy Equipment
  • Nebulizers
FACILITY EQUIPMENT
  • Power Generators
  • Air Compressors
  • Spare Parts
IT ASSETS
  • Laptops, Smartphones, Tablets
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
  • Network Servers
LABORATORY EQUIPMENT
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Autoclaves Centrifuges
  • Testing Equipment
MANUFACTURING ASSETS
  • Specialized Equipment
  • Tooling
  • Hazardous or Controlled Substances
CONSUMABLES, SUPPLIES & SPECIMENS
  • Tissues
  • Blood Supplies
  • Medication
  • Surgical Trays
  • Medical Scrubs
  • Medical Specimens

ICS Offering Summary

Based on our proven track record at some of the most prestigious USG installations, where ROI and ROR were qualitative, we are well positioned to offer our clients both advanced knowledge and practical field experience.