RTLS is an acronym that stands for real-time locating system. These systems are used to monitor the location of people and things in indoor environments.
In healthcare, RTLS can feed status view boards in waiting rooms to keep patients and families informed of wait times and care progression. RTLS can also automate text messaging updates so everyone stays up-to-date – whether in your waiting room, in a nearby coffee shop, or across the miles.
For staff, RTLS delivers all the information they need to manage patient throughput, be aware of bottlenecks and stay informed about what patients need attention.
And the best part – all this information stays updated automatically as people move throughout your facility. That’s right – RTLS means no manual intervention from staff, allowing them to more effectively manage their daily workflow, while knowing that patients and families are getting the information they need as well.
Various technologies are used to deliver RTLS (WiFi, infrared, ultrasound, and other radio frequency systems). But regardless of the technology, the basic components remain the same.
At Prompt.Health, these are wearable badges (Prompt Passes) for patients and staff.
Sensors that detect tags and wirelessly communicate their location to a software program. Prompt.Health location sensors are literally plug-and-play.
Software to see patient locations, deliver live status view screens, automate notifications and messages and deliver reporting.
RTLS has been inaccessible to all but the largest enterprise healthcare operations and that’s precisely why Prompt.Health was born. Prompt.Health is high tech for the rest of us. Prompt.Health solutions offer simplicity and low cost, in pre-configured packages that allow do-it-yourself set up in hours and instant access upon purchase.
With Prompt.Health, you get technology that’s been used in more complex environments to solve many of the same patient flow and patient satisfaction issues you deal with every day. By applying true automation; workflow is optimized, manual work for human beings is simplified, and you’ll get value for patients, staff and providers from day one.