Innovative technology keeps tabs on patients and equipment
Imagine putting a tracking device on your keys. You'll never waste a minute rooting through your jacket or purse to find them. That's how Virtua’s staff feel having GE's AgileTrac™ tracking system, which instantly locates medical equipment and determines the availability of patient rooms with one touch of a button.
Through AgileTrac, all equipment is tagged, and patients wear a device that looks like a digital wrist watch. Virtua's staff can track these devices wirelessly through radio frequencies on their desktops or tablets. For example, they can identify a patient's location and the status of his or her stay from a desktop or tablet. If a patient is being discharged that day, the staff can alert housekeeping so the room is clean and can be immediately available for the next patient. AgileTrac saves time and keeps the entire staff in the loop.
Virtua Voorhees clinicians explain the AgileTrac system in the following video.
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, three acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, nine ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare
, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
and the Fox Chase Cancer Center
. Virtua employs more than 8,700 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley every year since 2007. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org