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Real time tracking

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Our Lady of Lourdes Regional hospital in Lafayette is keeping a close eye on what comes and goes. It's all being done with the latest technology. It's known as Skytron and is the latest tool being used by the hospital allowing them to track where equipment and staff are at all times.

Once the object is tagged with a tracking device it's hooked into the system and can be pulled up on screen in real time with a click of the mouse. According to Terry Broussard with Our Lady of Lourdes, the hospital is tracking roughly 1300 pieces of equipment. In addition to that, staff members are being tracked for responsiveness to service calls.

Broussard says having this system make everyone's job easier because you can see exactly where personnel and equipment are. Being in a business where seconds matter, this system is a perfect fit.

Since having the new technology, search times for staff and equipment has reduced and patient care efficiency has increased. Since items can easily be found, product duplication has also been reduced.

The system even alerts hospital administrators when a piece of medical equipment is being taken outside of the hospital campus, reducing any possible theft.

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