From adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems to shifting resident expectations, a number of factors are driving senior living communities to invest in Wi-Fi infrastructure. Such investments can position facilities to enter uncharted territory: using a real-time location system (RTLS) platform to drive quality, safety and efficiency.

Over the past several blog posts in this series, we’ve covered a lot of ground in asset management —from rental and recall management to order fulfillment, inventory management and integration with a CMMS. Now it’s time for our final best practice: Analytics.

In an earlier post, I mentioned an interesting article by Andy Cotgreave, senior technical evangelist at Tableau.

The STANLEY Healthcare team is excited to be in Las Vegas, NV for HIMSS16 next week. We’ve prepared an eventful 3 days for you at booth #4237 on the exhibit hall floor. 

For hospitals, par level management is about determining minimum and, in some cases, maximum thresholds for each category of equipment or supplies that a unit, floor or department needs. With that understanding, they can implement processes to ensure that those resources never go above or below the par levels.

Andy Cotgreave, senior technical evangelist at Tableau, is a master of modern data storytelling and someone whose insights about communicating data visually have been a major influence on how the art and science of data visualization has evolved.

In my many conversations with executive directors, clinicians and even IT professionals, it has been very clear that the resident experience is now the guiding principal for senior living organizations large and small. This is reflected in accommodation models, dining options, activities and virtually every other aspect of delivering services and care to residents.

Nearly every hospital rents equipment—and most have some compelling opportunities to improve operational efficiency.

Inventory shrinkage: It’s the difference between what booked inventory shows a hospital should have on hand and what a physical inventory count confirms is, in fact, there. As medical devices become smaller and more mobile, there is almost always a significant gap between those two numbers. The challenge of shrinkage is more pressing than ever.

Evolution occurs in small steps, with incremental change and improvement over time. But sometimes, an evolution can fuel a revolution: an opportunity for true transformation.