Losing time finding stretchers? Indoor 'GPS' helps hospitals locate equipment, patients

Clin Resour Manag. 2000 May;1(5):75-6, 65.

Abstract

Find missing equipment fast with the indoor equivalent of the global positioning system. Billerica, MA-based PinPoint Co. is marketing a system to locate equipment, such as stretchers and wheelchairs, based on radio-frequency signals emitted from tags on the equipment. A New York hospital that has used the system says it could have a quick payback time.

MeSH terms

  • Equipment and Supplies, Hospital / classification
  • Equipment and Supplies, Hospital / supply & distribution*
  • Geography
  • Hospital Distribution Systems
  • Hospital Information Systems*
  • Materials Management, Hospital / methods*
  • New York City
  • Patient Escort Service