Supply chain tip of the week: Choosing the right asset tracking system

Hospitals selecting an asset tracking system should choose their system based on cost-savings, user-friendly capability and speed, according to PV Subramanian, CEO of Visybl.

He shared the following tip with Becker's Hospital Review:

"Smaller hospitals don't need to over-invest in a sweeping, all-department solution — new market offerings allow customers to start small. Begin with a simple, well-defined lab or asset, like a cath lab or wheelchairs, and deploy a solution around it rapidly. After proving return on investment in one area, the hospital can then roll out the solution to other departments.

Next, ensure the system is ultra user-friendly. Hospitals can save time and money when they choose a solution that is simple to select, install and roll-out, and their budgets aren't consumed through site-surveys, consulting and training. User-friendly systems will more efficiently put a hospital's dollars to work tracking assets. Such systems can also be as much as 30 percent less to install than the major leading equipment supplier.

Finally, show quick success. Nothing convinces stakeholders better than results, so choose a system that will prove its value to obtain buy-in from staff and administrators."

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