How SkyHawk and BeWhere Provides Real Time Tracking of Life Saving Equipment.

Ontario Paramedic Service now has enhanced ability to track the condition and location of medical equipment which has provided greater piece of mind and reduced time searching for misplace items. Learn more about how SkyHawk and BeWhere makes it easy to find, track and monitor key life saving assets.

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Case Study at-a-Glance

  • Ontario based Paramedic service
  • Fleet of 64 vehicles work from a main fleet centre and 20 satellite stations and support facilities
  • Completes approximately 80,000 vehicle responses per year and transports close to 50,000 patients (2016 stats)
  • Needed to improve management of medical equipment
  • Locating equipment difficult as it moves from vehicle to vehicle
  • Small logistics staff to locate, inspect, maintain and re-deploy equipment within specific mandated timeline
  • Only two thirds of devices able to be located easily causing staff to spend too much time seeking and finding and additional costs to carry spares
  • Implemented SkyHawk GPS tracking/Automated Vehicle locator (AVL) solution to track ambulances in order to enhance patient care and service delivery and BeWhere for AVL based asset tracking
  • SkyHawk chosen, in partnership with BeWhere, over six other vendors
  • Ontario Paramedic service able to track assets during operations and provide real-time inventory of fixed assets enabling remote logistics management
  • Logistics team able to remotely see what equipment is on an ambulance when it leaves the station or an emergency scene
  • Over 700 crticial equipment assets being┬átracked and remotely located, including: Defibrillators, Portable suction units, Stryker Powercot stretchers, Stairchair evacuation patient carriage chairs, Paramedic Response Bags, Toughbook Laptop Computers
  • Should an asset be left on the scene of an emergency, the Ontario Paramedic Service can now receive an immediate notification and recover the items at their last know location
  • Time reduced searching for misplaced expensive equipment
  • Can remotely track the condition and location of medical equipment giving logistics staff peace of mind
  • Cost of solution was less than one percent of city’s total annual budget
  • Logistics staff being used to deliver more higher value add services
  • Reduction of lost and misplaced equipment reduces financial costs for replacement and spares

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