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Where did we put that wheelchair?

Asset tracking systems can help hospitals keep tabs on ever-moving inventory

by Gary Baldwin

Devices and equipment can be among the modern hospital's largest cost centers, second only to personnel. But keeping tabs on wheelchairs, monitors, and pumps is not easy. A few innovators have turned to real- or near real-time asset tracking systems to pinpoint the location of all that expensive equipment and keep better tabs on maintenance while avoiding oversupplies.

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