Top Tech Applications that Help Control the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Top Tech Applications that Help Control the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Asset tracking, capacity management, hand hygiene compliance, contact tracing, and environmental monitoring are just a few features that facilities may use with IoT technology.

FREMONT, CA: Healthcare institutions are looking for strategies to prevent disease transmission and reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections now more than ever. Contamination carriers may be found everywhere, from the air in the plant to the employees that work there. In addition to the usual worries about infection, healthcare providers also have to be concerned about the transmission of COVID-19. Patients afflicted with the expected that virus will flood hospitals around the country. It will be necessary to take extra steps to ensure that medical equipment gets sterilized correctly and notify healthcare professionals if they encounter a patient diagnosed with the disease.

Asset tracking, capacity management, hand hygiene compliance, contact tracing, and environmental monitoring are just a few features that facilities may use with IoT technology. In addition, having real-time and historical location and ecological condition data saves the hospital time and money, making the environment safer for staff and patients. Let's see how Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) and Environmental Monitoring systems may help with infection control and prevention in the healthcare industry.

Asset tracking and capacity management

As the number of verified COVID-19 cases rises, so do the healthcare industry's demands. The coronavirus pandemic is putting a strain on healthcare resources, congestion, decreasing personal protective equipment (PPE), and ventilators, all being big issues. To deal with the surge of patients, hospitals must rapidly identify clean, ready-to-use, life-saving equipment. Staff employees can use Enterprise Location Services to search for available equipment by category, make/manufacturer, and other criteria.

Contract tracing

Having insight into the individuals and equipment that employees and patients have dealt with during an epidemic of any type is highly useful for healthcare institutions. Contact tracing is a location-based contact history log that allows the organization to trace interactions with other individuals and facility equipment. When an infected person enters a medical facility, it also enables a speedier examination and reporting of the possible risk.

Environmental monitoring

Environmental monitoring is vital in healthcare and covers a wide range of topics. Temperatures, humidity, and air pressure get recorded in patient rooms, refrigerators, and freezers, among other places. If temperatures or environmental conditions begin to go outside the safe range, personnel receive quick notifications, allowing them to take action. Real-time alerting is a low-cost method of ensuring the safety of patients and employees.