HOSPITALS ARE VERY, very busy places.
And major hospitals in metropolitan areas are very, very large in size.
Few of us stop to appreciate just how big of a logistical operation each and every hospital presents.
Most of us only think in terms of patient numbers and a capacity for beds.
When you add in the numbers of doctors, surgeons, specialists, nurses, and orderlies – not to mention administration, security, kitchen and cleaning staff – the actual floor numbers at any given time really start to multiply.
Don’t forget patient friends and family, food, equipment and supplies deliveries, tradespeople and other transient visitors that also swell the numbers on site!
The modern hospital does its best to apply logging and tracking technology they have at hand to keep track of people as they come and go.
Visitor sign-in books and tablets.Staff ID cards log them in and out as they start and finish shifts, and restrict access to certain areas.
Security cameras monitor for any signs of trouble and keep record of comings and goings.
These all work to serve a purpose – to a certain extent.
That is they keep a record for future reference if needed – they don’t really monitor in real time, in real terms.
Staff ID cards only record a single time at a single place – they do not keep track of exactly where a staff member is, or has been, throughout their day in real time in a facility as large as a hospital.
Visitor sign-ins keep a basic log but cannot keep track of people once they have entered an area, and are easy to bypass altogether if someone does not want their visit recorded.
Monitored security cameras can keep watch for antisocial behaviour in waiting room, foyer and entry areas but often miss suspicious activity as it happens in real time.
2020 has presented the global community with a new challenge in safety and security – the challenge of COVID 19.
The pandemic has brought about an extreme importance in the ability to log and monitor movement for health officials and contact tracers – especially in densely populated, high traffic areas such as hospitals.
Now, there is a new platform that can drastically increase impact and efficiency in each and every one of these areas.
That platform is Foresense Technologies.
Foresense is having major impacts in government, commerce, agriculture and industry, presenting a revolutionary new way to guide commercially based decisions with more detailed, quantifiable data to improve operational KPIs and efficiencies.
Foresense facilitates the collection of visitor presence data and the analysis of how people act – and interact – onsite in real world settings to provide real-time analytics of foot traffic inside and around any physical location.