October 11, 2022
In the digital age, monitoring and managing remote, automated processes are essential in order to retain control over all aspects of production. As such, clinical engineering departments are playing a more active role by integrating remote monitoring into their processes to improve performance and uptime for equipment and infrastructure.
Remote monitoring also enables you to have real-time visibility into issues or opportunities that cannot be addressed from a single point of view. Monitoring various components of your clinical engineering department not only enables you to keep tabs on performance but also recognizes opportunities for improvement in efficiency or effectiveness.
The top benefits of IONIC Health’s remote monitoring in clinical engineering and infrastructure equipment include reduced downtime, prediction and integrated sensors. When various equipment and devices within your facility are remotely monitored, you’re more likely to catch problems before they become critical.
Using IoT we can catch some of the most significant issues on different types of environments, like temperature and humidity and on equipments like Magnetic Resonance, Computerized Tomography and Vaccine refrigerators. This can be especially important in high-risk environments such as Clinical Engineering, when important and critical tasks must be completed without interruption.
By being able to identify a problem earlier, engineers have the opportunity to address the issue before it becomes a bigger problem. For instance, if a pump fails, diagnostic tools can be used to identify the cause of the failure and provide the engineer with information to initiate corrective action. This allows engineers to respond to the situation faster as well as be better prepared for future occurrences of the same issue.
Remote monitoring systems enable engineers to monitor the status of critical systems, including pumps, compressors, and other equipment within the facility. By monitoring the status of these systems, engineers can receive alerts when there are potential issues. This can allow engineers to respond to issues before they become critical, which can minimize downtime and improve overall performance.
With the support of hardware and software, it is possible to monitor different types of environments, parameters (temperature, humidity, electrical and electromagnetic magnitudes) and equipment, such as Magnetic Resonance, Computerized Tomography, vaccine refrigerators, freezers, conservation chambers, among others.
Combined with the use of the monitoring platform (nMonitor) it enables calls to be opened, respectively, without user participation, allowing problems to be dealt with quickly.
In cases of internet failures data continues to be collected, is stored locally for up to 30 days and as soon as the connection is normalised it is synchronised in the cloud.
Integrated sensors that control all the variables capable of affecting the useful life of the equipment and issue alerts and notifications of non-conformities even before the equipment stops working.
Greater control, management and reduction of downtime improve customer perception of service quality.
It brings structured information from the large volume of data collected by the sensors, allowing analysis and early action to resolve failures and drastically reduce the chances of downtime and financial losses.