Adventist Health Improves Operating Room Turnover Times with RFID

Apr 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by TAGNOS Blog Team

Did you catch the first part of this series? If not, check out Part 1 of 2 Part Series: Adventist White Memorial Client Presentation Spotlight: Improving Operating Room Turnover Times with RFID.

Part two of this series focuses on highlights from the Adventist White Memorial presentation specifically about Improving Operating Room Turnover Times with RFID. It's a TAGNOS client success story.

Randy Saad, Director of Perioperative Services at Adventist Health White Memorial 

Earlier this month, Randy Saad, Director of Perioperative Services at Adventist Health White Memorial, presented his success with TAGNOS solutions to improve operating room turnover times.

His presentation focused on how his department is using technology to improve patient flow with room turnover insights delivered to clinical care and logistics support teams – all starting with real-time data from automated alerts triggered by patients' RFID wristbands.

It all starts with real-time data from automated alerts triggered by patients' RFID wristbands.

We’re sharing some key insights and presentation highlights here and invite you to get the full presentation slide deck and video highlights delivered straight to your inbox. 

The Impact of RFID on Improving Operating Room Turnover Times

Monitoring turnover time contributes to patient and staff satisfaction and turnover time must strike a balance between efficiency and patient safety. Improving turnover time facilitates maximizing clinician and ancillary staff time and impacts the hospital’s bottom line:

Optimized Room Turnover

Optimized room turnover involves coordinating myriad factors, including:

  • Logistics (housekeeping, transport and other environmental issues)
  • Documentation
  • Materials
  • Communication
  • Manpower
  • Patients

How TAGNOS Solutions Work at Adventist Health

The benefits of TAGNOS solutions are many and affect many areas. Here's how that works at Adventist Health:

  • Track patients from Registration → Discharge
  • Precisely identify patients & wait times
  • Tracking screens for indication of patient status & reduction of phone calls
  • Enable Charge Nurses to use live feed via mobile communication to make decisions
  • Generate customized reports

Actionable Data to Drive Change and Improve Outcomes

Data is what makes change possible to improve outcomes. In the case of White Memorial, actionable data delivered to them regularly allowed them to drive change and improve outcomes:

  • Validation of manual EMR entire
  • Chronology of times and phases in the care continuum
  • Contemporaneous view of patient queue
  • Continuous communication between key users: Charge and Staff RN, Anesthesia Tech, Housekeeping Staff (EVS)
  • Reports

Furthermore, they saw outcomes results including drastic improvements in housekeeping response times (average response time <104 seconds from patient “wheels out”).

We captured snippets from the presentation in this 48-second video:



Interested in Learning More About Improving Operating Room Turnover Times with RFID? 

Utilizing TAGNOS clinical logistics automation solutions in the OR setting allows White Memorial care delivery teams to focus on driving change and improving outcomes.

Future expansions are planned to include: adding additional department usage; leveraging TAGNOS AI/Machine Learning for both case length predictions and equipment readiness, measuring patient and staff interactions and reducing the overall length of stay throughout the surgical suite to create capacity.

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TAGNOS Solutions at a Glance

TAGNOS is the clinical logistics automation solution healthcare teams use to operate more efficiently. Discover how the convergence of real-time location data, AI machine learning and a mobile communication platform work in tandem to solve your biggest challenges in OR room turnover, ED patient throughput and equipment and supply management.