Summit Health has implemented Versatile Systems' SyncSeer Asset Tracking and Temperature Monitoring solution at hospitals in Waynesboro and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Versatile said that SyncSeer provides a solution that allows the use of the sensor technology from several vendors utilising both wired and wireless temperature probes and tags. Automating previously manual processes allows staff additional time to focus on patient care while meeting regulatory compliance mandates.
SyncSeer manages and monitors temperature sensors at hospitals to help maintain compliance with regulatory authorities. The system can be used for monitoring refrigerators, freezers, blanket warmers, dishwashers, and mobile carts – any piece of equipment where temperature consistency is critical.
Versatile SyncSeer replaces the time consuming and error prone manual system currently in place at many hospitals. It automatically generates an alert when a temperature sensitive item deviates from a predetermined temperature range.
Versatile claimed that the temperature readings can be taken as often as every minute every 12 hours or any point in between. All readings are maintained within the system. This allows detailed reports to be generated, providing a forensic trail to regulatory compliance.
Sam Shatzer, vice president of information systems at Summit Health, said: “As the primary healthcare provider for Franklin County, we have many pieces of equipment and storage units that must be monitored for temperature changes. The solution offered by SyncSeer has allowed us to automate our manual processes, saving our staff valuable time.
“We will receive real time alerts on temperature issues. The alerts help to eliminate the potential of damaging tissues or medications due to temperature issues.”
Bob Joyce, president of Versatile Systems, said: “By incorporating a solution like SyncSeer into their suite, Summit continues to show leadership in application of technology.
“In addition, SyncSeer positions Summit Health to take advantage of many data sets beyond temperature, including Real Time Location Services (RTLS) and Voice over IP (VOIP). By automating routine operations, caregivers at Summit Health can focus on patient care, which is what really matters.”