Nurse hours per month lost to searching for assets, or 1 hour per shift
Increase in cost per hospital bed in recent years to combat the loss or theft of assets
Wasted in US hospitals per year from loss of drugs
Purple is always willing to think outside of the box and provide solutions. Their passion for wayfinding goes far beyond a tool, the team loves and truly believes in what they do.
We're excited to be utilising Purple to enrich our charity communications mix. It'll allow us to raise awareness of charity initiatives and increase the reach of our mailing list whilst providing secure, accessible and free WiFi to patients and visitors.
The introduction of a new digital wayfinding capability is not only for convenience, but an integral part of delivering safer, more efficient, and more modern experiences to our community. A large campus can be challenging to navigate, and this is a great way to help make the onsite experience a bit easier.
The Purple app is now part of our employee onboarding. For the first day of orientation, part of that orientation is actually to use the app to go find the cafeteria, go find where you need to go. And we’ve been able to bake that in. And it’s been great.
Purple knows their tech but it's their people and their dedication to their jobs and professionalism that stand out. They understand that digital wayfinding in a healthcare environment is more than just downloading a mobile app.
This state-of-the-art system will not only improve the experience of patients visiting Croydon University Hospital by reducing the stresses that navigating a large site can cause, but will also help them plot the quickest route to their care or to the loved ones they are visiting.
How Asset Tracking works
Purple’s asset tracking solution enables healthcare facility staff to quickly and efficiently locate assets. With an accuracy of 3-10 feet, the asset tracking software allows healthcare providers to set specific geozones and corresponding alerts to ensure that if items leave a designated location or room then the correct people are notified, as well as being able to follow assets on the Purple Maps platform in real time. Purple Asset Tracking is hardware agnostic and will work with a large variety of asset tags.
Real-time geofence alerts
Utilize geofencing to alert staff immediately should an asset leave or enter a specific area. With fully customizable geofencing, staff can choose to be notified as soon as an asset or drug trolley leaves an area and arrives at another location, to ensure that it is not misplaced and to help prevent potential theft.
Locate assets in real time
With Purple Asset Tracking, you can locate assets in real time on the facility map, using either the search function or map view. Purple’s asset tracking is hardware agnostic and can be used to track objects, electronic devices and people.
Navigate to your assets
Use Purple’s highly accurate wayfinding software to navigate to your asset with turn-by-turn directions and blue dot around the healthcare facility to ensure the asset is located as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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Increase staff efficiency and time to task and care
Currently 16% of healthcare facility searches for assets end in missing equipment. Asset tracking allows staff to focus on immediate care rather than wasting up to an hour a day searching for equipment. With the immediate location of assets in real-time, staff efficiency is increased and care quality is enhanced.
Track high value equipment and drugs to reduce surgery postponement and drug shortages
In recent years, 10-20% of hospitals’ inventory of assets and drugs goes missing or is misplaced every year. In some cases, critical assets are not findable or functional in potentially life threatening situations and may cause surgery postponement leading to a huge loss of patient satisfaction.
Geofencing and zonal asset tracking to monitor the movement of assets, drugs and high risk patients
With $800million worth of drugs going missing every year in the US, this can result in a massive loss of time and patient satisfaction. With geofencing, staff can set up to be notified as soon as an asset or drug trolley leaves an area and arrives at another location, to ensure that it is not misplaced and to help prevent theft.