By Chris Forgione, Senior Director of Asset Tracking at OATSystems a division of Checkpoint Systems
In any new application area, it’s easy to run into misconceptions or just flat-out errors about the applicability or challenges associated with a technology such as asset tracking. Asset tracking has a long, impressive track record in a wide variety of industries with similar supply chains and workflows as healthcare – such as industrial manufacturing and even retailing. Here are a few common myths and the real-worth truths about the utility of asset tracking in healthcare.
Myth 1: Asset tracking is all about hospitals, especially large ones.
Reality: Asset tracking already is being widely used in a number of different healthcare segments other than hospitals. These include medical labs, emergency medical services, doctor’s offices and clinics, and even manufacturers of healthcare products, supplies and medications. Even relatively small doctors’ practices are using asset tracking to track equipment for service and maintenance schedules, as well as keep track of incoming medication and consumables. And, hospitals are deploying asset tracking in highly diversified settings and applications, from inventory management of equipment and supplies to compliance and real-time asset location.
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