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Leiden University Medical Center, top 5 European hospitals is focused on accurately measuring the Door-To-Balloon (DTB) time for heart infarction patients. They required an innovative, easy to implement and non-disruptive solution to measure the time while allowing primary care givers to focus on the patient while being aware of timelines.
Understanding location and measuring treatment time in critical care is a daunting task when the primary task is providing care. Today, the patient journey is tracked using hand written notes from personnel in contact with the patient, a process that faces a number of challenges such as missing and inaccurate data, time consuming collation and analysis of collected data and most importantly, lack of real-time information for staff caring for the patient.
Zebra’s Time Tracking Solution powered by Zatar its Internet of Things service comprises of smart wristbands bands and tablet devices. The Smart wristbands are configured to provide a “digital voice” for the patients, with the captured information displayed on tablets, which are connected to the Internet via Zatar act as both displays and readers for the wristbands.
To begin capturing data, the Zebra Smart Wristband is fitted to a patient in the ambulance. Once they arrive at the door of the hospital, a beacon inside the wristband sends out signals, which are received by the tablet devices.
Arriving at hospital, all patients need to get to the catheterization lab as soon as possible. If they cannot go directly, some patients are first taken to the Critical Care Unit, where the CCU staff stabilize the patient and insert an IV, preparing them to be quickly moved to the Catheterization Lab.
Zebra’s Time Tracking Solution for AMI patients allows LUMC caregivers to track and evaluate door-to-balloon time in myocardial infarction patients. The system provides reliable, real-time feedback and helps LUMC optimize the logistics chain in acute myocardial infarction care. The staff can now plan better and accurately inform the Interventional Cardiologists and other physicians about the patient, without the need for hand-written notes.
For healthcare operators this is great because it means they can get started immediately with minimal IT infrastructure and they can improve their care process. It also helps capture trends and dashboard data in the hospital environment, which in turn provide insights and analytics into how the facility is functioning