DeKalb Medical Center

 

DEKALB MEDICAL CENTER

Decatur, Ga.

◊  481-bed not-for-profit, acute-care facility
◊  6,000 newborn deliveries annually
◊  112,000 emergency department visits
◊ Managing 870 pieces of moveable medical equipment (MME)

Before deploying VIZZIA’s passive RFID asset-tracking solution in 2005, DeKalb Medical Center was spending nearly $300,000/year on rental pumps. Nurses had to waste hours searching for equipment, and biomed technicians felt helpless as 7.2 percent of their fleet disappeared each year due to loss or theft.

VIZZIA results…

  • VIZZIA deployed a low-cost passive RFID equipment-tracking system
  • DeKalb saved $578,000 by reducing capital purchase of new IV pump fleet
  • Increased utilization by more than 23 percent
  • Eliminated lost/stolen equipment rate from 7.2 percent to 0.1 percent
  • Reduced rentals by 85 percent
  • Able to redeploy 70 IV pumps
  • Nurse satisfaction scores improved dramatically
  • Biomed technicians never need to search for devices when they’re due for PM