Senior Network Engineer – Southeast Alabama Medical Center
Speaks at ID WORLD on Healthcare Innovation
Scott Lapham has worked in the Information Technology field for over 15 years. He has IT experience in several industries with the last 10 years being in Healthcare. MR. Lapham currently manages the wired/wireless/voice networks at Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC), a 420-bed regional referral hospital in Alabama, USA. Mr. Lapham currently holds the CCNA and CCDA certifications from Cisco Systems. He was instrumental in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of the real-time location system (RTLS) chosen by SAMC.
“RFID in healthcare – Doing more with less”
In this day of “Do more with Less”, it is more important than ever to increase efficiencies within your organization. This can be done creatively by finding LOST time, often spent looking for equipment, as well as streamlining processes such as monitoring the temperature of refrigerators and freezers. Fortunately a new technology has been developed and has come of age that makes the recovery of lost time a real possibility. Real Time Location Systems that cost effectively utilize your existing Wi-Fi network can now be used to locate equipment within an average range of 2 to 3 meters. This same technology can be used to automatically measure and report the temperature of refrigerators and freezers providing alerts if units become too warm or too cold. Using business rules that respond to discrete events, an RTLS system can improve the management of clinical processes and improve staff efficiency. Furthermore this technology can be used to enhance staff safety by providing an alerting mechanism by which the clinical staff can immediately request help when necessary. All this can be done without adding disruptive infrastructure such as exciters or plug-ins. In this presentation, you will have an opportunity to learn how a leading hospital prepared for, implemented, and benefited from the installation of an RFID/RTLS system.