Healthcare facilities around the world are facing the same challenge: how to provide critical healthcare to more people without introducing new inefficiencies. For nearly two decades, Borda Technology has used connectivity to improve efficiency in healthcare settings. The company’s mission to bring operational awareness and insight with actionable IoT data is reflected in their willingness to continually innovate in areas where they see the most need. Providing customers with high-performance wireless products to realize efficiency gains has enormous potential to make hospitals and other clinical settings safer and improve health outcomes for patients. Embedding IoT connectivity across hundreds of thousands of square feet/meters in multi-story hospital facilities comes with a very specific set of challenges. In addition to thick walls obstructing RF propagation, these environments present great interference from electronic and radio equipment in continuous operation.
To increase patient care quality and operational efficiency by developing a robust and scalable real-time location services (RTLS) solution to track medical equipment, personnel, and patients always on the move, across hospital settings of any size and level of complexity.
Silicon Labs’ angle of arrival (AoA) solution, which is comprised of the BG22 Bluetooth SoC, Antenna Array Reference Board, RTLS libraries, and tools, enables accurate location estimation, low-power operation, and robust security for indoor location services.
By creating a Bluetooth-based RTLS solution to bring operational insight across large-scale hospital settings for better healthcare and business insight. The high-precision location services support hospitals make well-versed decisions while streamlining previously unmanageable processes and minimizing human intervention.
BG22 Bluetooth SoC
Antenna Array Board
RTLS Software Library
Secure, Reliable Bluetooth Asset Tracking for Healthcare
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that government health expenditure between 2000-2018 was more than $8 trillion or 10 percent of global GDP. Current staffing challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rise in healthcare costs have exacerbated these challenges. This growth put a strain on most healthcare systems, but Borda Technology, and companies like it, are using technology to level the playing field. Wireless connectivity in particular is making a dramatic impact in this area.
Borda set out to develop a digital traceability IoT products capable of asset tracking, patient tracking and personnel tracking within the hospital, to increase operational efficiency and patient care quality Digital traceability is turned into benefit with products such as Asset Inventory Management, Asset Utilization, Patient Throughput Management/Patient Flow, and Patient Safety. Asset tracking represents one of the largest opportunities for healthcare systems to improve its operations because of the sheer volume of space that needs to be covered and the large number of potentially life-saving equipment that needs to be accounted for. To put this challenge into real-world terms, one statistic reveals that in a single shift, nurses spend, on average, 30 minutes tracking down the equipment they need to do their jobs. A real-time location services (RTLS) system makes it possible for hospitals to focus on providing care instead of continually committing more and more resources to operational challenges, which just isn’t sustainable.