All the staff, patients, physicians and everyone else in the ED in Christiana hospital (in Delaware) is now tracked everywhere they go…and it works — but no staff tracking in the break room or bathroom. But quite a few tracker badges get stolen by paranoid patients! (They lost 600 badges @ $90 each(!) in the first year from staff and patients, but now it’s going down) This is the future and it really helps with workflow through the system.
Very interesting talk from Linda Lakowski Jones, who runs trauma, ED and the helicopter service for the 800+ bed hospital — (please please never give me that job!!)