JOHNS HOPKINS, Baltimore MD DEPLOYS TRACKSTAR
Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “We are pleased to see expansion of our TrackStar platform to another prestigious hospital such as Johns Hopkins. This is a continuing evolution of ambient intelligence, something I pointed out in my 1990 TED talk. Seeing the velocity of TrackStar and HARP dramatically grow and accepted by hospitals is part of my master plan to help transform the paradigm of healthcare.” Clampitt believes in the future, hospital’s will not even think about providing care without billions of messages every month checking, double checking and optimizing workflow, patient safety and outcomes. TrackStar systems are deployed in hospitals, steel mills, factories and many other segments that value data for decision calculus. Organizations depend on it for millions of measurements every hour to manage their complex workflows, easily!
DUPONT HOSPITAL, Fort Wayne IN DEPLOYS TRACKSTAR
Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “We are pleased to see expansion of our TrackStar platform to prestigious hospitals such as Dupont Hospital. Our mission is to simultaneously drive down the cost of care while improving patient safety and outcomes. We are doing this by clever usage of mature technology like the RFID sensor that last year deployed over 16 billion units world-wide.” Clampitt believes RFID is one of the best tools to drive efficacy at hospitals.
STANFORD HEALTH CARE, Palo Alto CA DEPLOYS TRACKSTAR
Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “We are pleased to see expansion of our TrackStar platform to prestigious hospitals such as Stanford Health Care. This continues our passion to serve hospitals.” Clampitt wants to leverage energy harvesting sensors to automate data collection and help hospitals do more with less!
CLEVELAND CLINIC, Cleveland OH DEPLOYS TRACKSTAR
Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “We are pleased to see expansion of our TrackStar platform to a great hospital such as the Cleveland Clinic. This is the start of a digital gain of increasing returns for hospitals. RFID is now mature enough with low cost and extreme performance to do even more important tasks for hospitals.” Clampitt is a visionary who sees ambient intelligence gathered by automation as a new way to solve persistent economic challenges faced by hospitals.
TRACKSTAR ECLIPSES 1+ BILLION DATA MESSAGES EACH MONTH
TrackStar, is processing billions of measurements every month for Lakeland hospital to perfect hand hygiene compliance, workflows, patient-staff interactions, nurse rounding, end-of-shift bed side reports, inventory turns, PAR stocking levels, LOT expiration, stock cycle counting, AND many other use cases. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “this is a transformative breakthrough. In the future, hospital’s will not even think about providing care without billions of messages every month checking, double checking, and optimizing patient safety and outcomes.”
HARP HAND HYGIENE ADDS MOTION DETECTION FOR AN EXTRA SENSE
HARP, the leader in hand hygiene compliance solutions, expands its hardware platform to track more types of hand hygiene events. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “this new capability allows HARP to trigger on movement permitting more innovative means to capture, record and determine hand-wash opportunities.” HARP units are deployed in hospitals throughout the USA.
LEAR’S EUROPEAN PLANT ADOPTS TRACKSTAR
Lear Corporation leverages TrackStar, to manage JIT flow to its customers. With hundreds of plants world-wide, TrackStar ensures shipments with the right content depart to the right destination at the correct time. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “we are deeply embedded in the value chain at Lear and help them eliminate delays, bottlenecks, and logistical problems to improve on-time perfoRmance for their demanding customers. We are proud to help them achieve top tier performance with TrackStar deployments in their plants around the world.”
HARP HAND HYGIENE IMPROVES ENERGY EFFICIENCY
TrackStar processes millions of HARP hand hygiene events as a routine task in its daily duty. Each event is an empirical tally for recognizing and scoring a hand wash. As a result of this activity the HARP module within TrackStar is the foremost utility for capturing, processing and presenting hand hygiene events. HARP is an acronym for Hand-wash Activity Reporting Platform. HARP is now equipped with a new state machine that toggles between a low energy sleep state and hand-wash capture mode. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “Our lower HARP energy budget improves efficiency for devices that run 24×7, 365 days a year.” HARP units are deployed in hospitals throughout the USA.
TRACKSTAR COMPATIBLE WITH ISO OPEN STANDARD ADDS HL7
The TrackStar multi-campus hospital enterprise system is fully compatible with the International Standards Organization’s efforts to make the passive RFID specification a universal open standard. By also adding HL7 to its repertoire TrackStar is now able to leverage more open standards within the hospital ecosystem than any other incumbent. TrackStar fully integrates with the software stack in the hospital IT space. Since inception TrackStar has been compatible with the open standard movement. Its past successes include compliance to Gen1, Gen 2, and in its mature form the current ISO/IEC 18000-part 6 standard making TrackStar comport to the largest automatic ID architecture in the world. With the adoption of HL7 TrackStar brings all its capability and benefits to hospitals. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “our efforts to remain within the open standards world offers our customers numerous suppliers for their RFID infrastructure thereby giving them competitive choice to ensure the best return on their investment. The addition of the HL7 standard makes data integration universal and ensures RFID benefits may touch all facets of hospital operations”.
HAND HYGIENE DETECTION SPEEDS UP
All hospitals deploying the TrackStar HARP (Hand-wash Activity Reporting Platform) solution for hand hygiene management are now able to double their ability to process more hand washes using the existing hardware. TrackStar engineers made an improvement in their digital signal processing (DSP) to shorten dwell time for detection of a hand wash. The purpose-built hardware is now able to respond within milli-seconds allowing rapid detection of hand wash activity. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “the HARP module within TrackStar is now able to do its job better and faster. Our benchmarks at Lakeland Hospital and others confirm these huge gains.” This upgrade was rolled out to the HARP fleet using TrackStar’s auto updater. HARP units are deployed in hospitals throughout the USA.
ANOTHER TRACKSTAR WIN FOR HAND HYGIENE VIA SUPERIOR PATIENT QUARANTINE PROTOCOL
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship product continues to IMPROVE how hand hygiene best practices reduce cost and risk for the patient and the hospital. A new algorithm and sensor integration allow Infection Preventionists to set-up, schedule and measure different workflow protocols for a quarantined room due to a hospital-acquired infection. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “our new TrackStar quarantine rules engine provides a capability to ensure the best antibacterial agents and their correct application by every caregiver entering and leaving the restricted area. A major improvement in dealing with C-Diff and the superbugs that are plaguing hospitals. And most importantly a new method of lowering patient risk and improving their safety!”
A 75 TOP HOSPITAL HEALTH-SYSTEM ADOPTS TRACKSTAR FOR PATIENT AMBULATION
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship product NOW OFFERS a capability for understanding PATIENT ambulation after surgery. TrackStar algorithms and sensors now measure the individual ad-hoc patient effort plus physical therapy’s success in driving ambulation to speed recovery for hip and knee replacements safely. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “our new TrackStar patient ambulation metric allows the care team to optimize ambulation thereby reducing the length of stay and increasing the probability for a successful surgical outcome. A huge gain for the patient and the hospital!”
LEAR CORPORATION SELECTS TRACKSTAR
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship solution now serves Lear Corporation for tracking direct labor hours, raw materials, work in progress and finished goods movement. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “our capability to measure hundreds of KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) and understand the plant productivity was critical in winning this new client and expanding TrackStar’s use cases served.”
A 20 TOP HOSPITAL HEALTH-SYSTEM AWARDS TRACKSTAR AS ITS TOOL FOR REDUCING OPERATING ROOM INFECTION RISK
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship product NOW OFFERS a capability for understanding infection risk during surgery. TrackStar algorithms and sensors now measure the risk of infection for each operating room. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “our new TrackStar infection risk management system offers the surgeon a means to understand the quality of his preference card and OR room activity with empirical measurements to assess the risk of infection during every surgery.”
THOREK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CHOOSES TRACKSTAR
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship product is now at Thorek Memorial Hospital delivering better nursing care in their patient tower. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “this celebrates another win in our hometown Chicagoland market where we have clients ranging from the Chicago Botanic Gardens to our newest local client, Thorek Memorial Hospital. Sixteen years ago when I started the company we traveled the world to meet payroll because RFID and sensor technology was at its infancy, now our business in Chicago alone eclipses what we did in those early years. It is satisfying to see our rise in healthcare prominence. Being able to make a difference to humanity is a great reward for our investments and team expertise.”
A 35 TOP HOSPITAL HEALTH-SYSTEM USES TRACKSTAR FOR MEASURING PAR LEVELS
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship product manages PAR level inventory for every department in the hospital. ARS makes this feasible by using low-cost RFID tags as a means to count the stock levels in each area. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “our new TrackStar PAR level algorithms eliminate human error in counting PAR quantities for any stock area. It is amazing to see how out of stock conditions drop with this reliable and low-cost TrackStar automation.”
A 500 TOP HOSPITAL HEALTH-SYSTEM USES TRACKSTAR FOR MEASURING PATIENT INTERACTIONS TO UNDERSTAND THE COST OF CARE
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship product NOW OFFERS a breakthrough measurement to track caregivers interactions with patients. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “our new TrackStar benefit of tracking all interactions with patients offers hospitals a means to capture per patient cost of care during the length of stay. An innovation that computes a gross margin for all direct labor at the hospital. TrackStar measures care down to the second giving hospitals the means to understand labor costs for everyone on their payroll. Something a for-profit business considers a MUST HAVE to ensure they are obtaining adequate financial reimbursement to be viable for the next years business cycle. It is very rewarding to see this capability be available for hospitals”.
A 100 TOP HOSPITAL HEALTH-SYSTEM USES TRACKSTAR FOR END OF SHIFT BED SIDE REPORTING TO IMPROVE THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship product NOW OFFERS a new report to help hospitals manage patient facing workflow. Unit managers have a browser driven tool to measure how patients regularly learn about their medical condition from the multi-disciplinary care teams that regularly round on patients. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “our new TrackStar enhancement is in line with our vision to make it easy for hospitals to measure their ability to communicate personalized care and wellness campaigns directly to patients. TrackStar now measures these touch-points and offers a scorecard for all stakeholders – doctors, nurses, and patients to see how well the hospital systematically promotes understanding of the patient’s condition and the caregiver’s effort to make it better. A beautiful and meaningful way to drive better HCAHP scores says, Clampitt.”
A 50 TOP HOSPITAL HEALTH-SYSTEM ADOPTS TRACKSTAR FOR DASHBOARDS TO AID NURSES
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship product NOW OFFERS a module to display floor plans showing the precise location of tracked assets. Nurses may now find the closest smart pump, wheelchair or bronchoscope to ensure they have the medical equipment they need for their patient. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “we strive to have TrackStar make meaningful contributions to our hospital clients. Our study in a top 50 healthcare system shows a 78% reduction in search time to find medical equipment. It is exciting to make the nurse’s job easier and eliminate hoarding. Another innovation in giving first class service to our hospital clients.”
TOP STEEL PRODUCER IN THE WORLD ADOPTS TRACKSTAR
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship product NOW OFFERS a capability for improving the order to ship time in the steel mill. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “our capability to reduce the logistics and time for shipping activity allowed TrackStar to become the “gold” standard for the mill to manage its product outflow.”
TRACKSTAR EXPANDS ITS ROLE IN HEALTHCARE
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship product NOW OFFERS modules to serve the whole hospital. Akin to Microsoft’s Office supporting the needs of a professional with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; TrackStar is now deployed across all major hospital departments from Surgery to Purchasing. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “it is exciting to see TrackStar elevate the patient experience by helping hospitals do many of their core tasks faster and better. We are improving simple tasks to complicated procedures. The range of TrackStar’s impact now touches a vast number of workflows. Such as (1) bed turns, (2) patient rounding, (3) OR room turnover, (4) inventory turns, (5) hand hygiene and many more. It makes us proud to help save lives while also simultaneously raising efficiency to ensure our hospital partners are financially strong to fulfill their mission of patient concentric care.”
ARS expands TrackStar service to cover Hill-Rom’s international facilities becoming a global partner in their healthcare business. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “we are proud to have earned Hill-Rom’s loyalty with this major expansion. We love long-term relationships and will make extraordinary efforts to earn that status. This TrackStar expansion is evidence of our commitment to customer excellence and our efforts to serve Hill-Rom by helping them grow and make more money.”
TOP 100 US STEEL PRODUCER PICKS TRACKSTAR
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship solution now serves an Indiana steel mill by tracking slabs to finished coil production. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “our capability to reduce the time from order to shipping allowed TrackStar to become the “gold” standard for the mill to manage its product outflow.”
INNOVATION IN HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION
TrackStar, American RFID Solutions’ flagship product offers breakthrough evidence of significantly improving hand hygiene compliance by providing a tool for caregivers to track their performance. Harold Clampitt, the ARS CEO, states “the TrackStar eco-system easily handled the tracking of millions of hand washes to drive compliance by double-digit improvements while lowering process variance from 17 to 2.1 %. A statistically significant gain upon which our hospital partner, rewarded this achievement by expanding our solutions to all patient rooms. It represents another proud milestone in TrackStar’s rise to help hospitals perform better.”