Healthcare facilities want their patients and residents to be 100% secure, yet no one wants a person to feel locked away and unable to walk around, socialize and have a change of scenery. Technology that includes hospital patient-tracking systems, tracking for assisted-living communities and wander management security systems have features that enable patients and residents to have a better quality of life, give families and staff peace of mind, and allow operations to flow more smoothly.
CenTrak offers an advanced security solution: A Clinical-Grade™ Real-Time Location System (RTLS), powered by active-RFID technology that captures the exact location of people and assets, combined with a comprehensive safety and security platform. CenTrak's Enterprise Location Services offering™ utilizes up to five technologies including 900 MHz, Wi-Fi, CenTrak's patented Second Generation Infrared (Gen2IR™), Low Frequency RF and Bluetooth low energy (BLE), to give the location of the badges and tags in any areas where sensors are placed. Once the sensors and tags are in place and the system is deployed, users can see exactly where any tagged person or object is located. If someone or something goes astray, system users receive an alert and can quickly respond. This is particularly useful when dealing with a wandering patient or resident; if he or she begins to roam outside of the appropriate boundaries, a caretaker can politely and discreetly redirect them.
CenTrak's patient safety technology performs using innovative Enterprise Location Services™ that are able to deliver a number of unique features:
Accuracy: The system gives accurate, precise locations.
Speed: The technology performs in real-time with no latency issues.
Monitoring: The devices can track and check the status of medications, samples and equipment as well as people.
Protection: Compatible with existing security and access programs.
Integration: The technology integrates seamlessly across multiple platforms.
Dependability: Tags and devices have an easy-to-change, long-lasting battery.
While traditional hospital patient tracking systems captures an estimated-location area, CenTrak's patient safety platform integrated with real-time location technology shows where employees, patients and equipment are precisely located “right now”. Users define areas within the facility where the technology is needed which usually includes patient rooms, hallways, common areas, nurses' stations, cafeterias, lounges, exits and other relevant spaces.