The 2015 TechNation Webinar Wednesday series closed the year with the informative “RTLS – An Overview” sponsored by Renovo Solutions and Sonitor Technologies. The webinar was popular with 135 attendees to put the total number of attendees for the year at 4,205.
The hour-long webinar reviewed current applications of RTLS within a health care facility. It provided a look at available technologies, the potential ROI, as well as the role of HTM professionals and others in the strategic implementation of an RTLS solution.
Alan Tangen, Director of Technical Sales for Sonitor Technologies, kicked off the webinar and discussed specific clinical/business problems RTLS can address. He pointed out that it is important to designate a person or department responsible for the implementation and management of a RTLS system.
Tangen also explained that an RTLS system can help with asset management, nurse call integration, patient/staff localization, operational workflow management and contact tracking/hygiene compliance.
Alan Moretti, Vice President of Advanced and Emerging Technologies for Renovo Solutions, joined Tangen and said that HTM professionals are critical stakeholders when it comes to RTLS.
Moretti outlined how RTLS can be used for collaborative integration with CMMS and real-time utilization tracking. He said that RTLS can help with periodic medical device PM performance, recall management, risk management and determining a medical device’s total cost of ownership.
Sanford Health Process Improvement Coordinator Liz Wheeler added to the webinar by sharing her first-hand experiences using RTLS.
The RTLS webinar added to a long list of pertinent topics covered by experts via the Webinar Wednesday series in 2015. Attendees praised the series in their post-webinar surveys.
“I love the webinars. They are often geared toward topics and issues we are currently facing,” Kevin B. wrote in his survey.
“The TechNation webinar series provides the easiest way I have found to stay abreast of developing trends and technologies in health care,” Shannon D. added.
“TechNation webinars are always informative and relevant with regards to today’s technology,” Eric C. wrote. “I have attended several and always leave knowing more about something or learning about something I didn’t know.”
Robert Z. said the webinars help him on the job.
“Without TechNation’s webinars I would have been caught without an answer on at least a dozen occasions,” he writes. “I would strongly urge you to make use of this asset or get used to the phrase ‘Would you like fries with that order, sir?’ ”
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