Encompass

Encompass
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Know where your equipment is when you need it.

Overview

Managing Mobile Assets

Delays in finding equipment can compromise patient care and are a source of patient and staff dissatisfaction. Encompass, GE Healthcare’s new real-time location systems (RTLS) can help reduce the time caregivers spend searching for mobile devices such as infusion pumps, monitors and wheelchairs.

Encompass is a cost-effective solution that helps hospitals manage mobile asset inventory, reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and achieve better capital allocation. It enables hospitals to manage all critical mobile assets in real-time with accuracy and ease so can concentrate on providing quality patient care.

Accurate, real-time asset management helps:

  • Ensure critical assets are located quickly for use or maintenance
  • Confirm equipment cleaning process is adhered to
  • Improve staff efficiency by reducing time looking for assets
  • Reduce cost by improving asset utilization and downsizing inventories

Innovative Technology

Cost-Effective Asset Management

Encompass is a cloud-based application that uses open standards and commercial Bluetooth* Low Energy (BLE) and Wi-Fi* technology to track equipment. This solution helps to eliminate the classic objections to proprietary hard-wired locating systems. There is no on-site server for the hospital to maintain and no dedicated software to update. The system readily scales to accommodate growth and can be easily reconfigured if hospital layouts are redesigned or repurposed.






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Comparison from Traditional RTLS and Encompass

How it Works

Data Analytics for improved quality and efficiency

Leveraging GE Health Cloud, Encompass helps collect and synthesize large volumes of data from multiple sources converting the information into key actionable insights that can help hospitals improve asset utilization, capacity, staff performance and patient satisfaction.

With a combination of hardware and web applications, Encompass tracks assets throughout the facility, and conveniently displays asset information on computers, phones and tablets.

How Encompass works

  • Beacons affixed to assets and locations are detected and read by receivers (mobile and fixed)
  • Mobile receiver logic identifies asset locations (via fixed beacons) as well as assets that are close by (mobile beacons)
  • Receivers communicate with RTLS Middleware over Wi-Fi*
  • Middleware gateway passes data to Cloud, engine logic calculates location and publishes location events
  • Consuming applications access location data
  • Application Programming Interface (API) provides location awareness data for hospital app consumption

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Offerings

Resources

Encompass Brochure

PDF 883KB
  • Date Created: 8/30/2017
  • Document ID: JB49658XX

Encompass Whitepaper

PDF 263KB
  • Date Created: 8/30/2017
  • Document ID: JB49140XX

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