The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Uses RTLS to Create a Real-Time Hospital

By Doug

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The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has installed an infrared (IR)-based RFID solution that it believes has made the facility the largest “real-time hospital” in the world, as part of its SafeHands program. The program monitors more than one million hand-hygiene events per month, tracking the interactions of patients and personnel, as well as equipment use, site-wide. By monitoring the locations of assets, patients and staff members, the hospital believes that it can provide a safer and more efficient environment for patients and employees. The facility also utilizes the technology to record patient, staff and asset contacts during disease outbreaks, and to better understand patient dependency by analyzing staff times at bedsides.