What Can You Expect to Gain with PTS?

Positive ROI Through Patient Transport Technology

When replacing manual processes with PTS automation you can expect the following in return: 

1. Increased transport capacity through:

  • Automation of transport requests, dispatching, and progress monitoring, reducing the time to perform these functions
  • Pre-emptive identification of transport conflicts, avoiding wasted trips
  • Intelligent rules based dispatching logic that balances proximity and priority, reducing trip durations. 
  • Measuring employee efficiency with industrial engineering standards, laying the basis for productivity improvement strategies

2. Saved clinical services time through:

  • Automating transport requests entered by nursing units and ancillary departments.
  • Providing real-time trip progress information on interface screens located in nursing units and ancillary departments, eliminating the need for phone calls to check progress. 
  • For hospitals where nursing unit staff or ancillary staff perform non clinically related transports, these trips can be replaced by the increased capacity of the transport service. 

3. Reduced bed turnaround time by:

  • Giving notice of patient discharges and transfers when the patient is taken from the room rather than waiting for the nursing unit to put through the discharge notice, increasing available bed-days. 

4. Enhanced patient visibility by:

  • Providing a cost-effective way to display real-time information about patient location when stationary and patient destination and ETA when in transit.

Want an example? For a 150 bed hospital, assuming an average of 735 trips per week, the PFS patient logistics system has the capability to: increase the capacity of transport services by 103 additional trips per week, save 32 clinical hours per week, and add 76 available bed days annuallyAll at a cost roughly equal to 1/3 the value of these benefits.


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