Piedmont Hospital



Atlanta, Ga.

◊  481-bed not-for-profit, acute-care tertiary facility
◊  48,192 ED visits, 22,223 surgeries
◊  Named one of the most wired U.S. hospitals, 2004-2008
◊  Managing 2,370 pieces of moveable medical equipment (MME)

Several years ago, VIZZIA installed a low-cost passive RFID system to track and manage Piedmont’s moveable medical equipment. VIZZIA also provides Piedmont with advanced analytics and process-management consulting. Piedmont has been so satisfied with VIZZIA’s services that they recently upgraded to an advanced RTLS system.

Passive RFID results…

  • Changed from disparate, department-owned process to centrally managed equipment cleaning and distribution system
  • Improved equipment utilization by more than 20 percent.
  • Eliminated two years of capital purchases worth $400,000.
  • Reduced fleet through attrition by 21 percent
  • Lost/stolen pumps dropped from 5.2 percent to 0 percent
  • Reduced rentals — saving $97,000 annually
  • Redeployed equipment distribution staff, saving 21 percent
  • Recently upgraded to VIZZIA RTLS system