Be In-charge of Your Assets
An asset management system serves as a guiding light to take care of your assets spread across various locations, both mobile and fixed. In this article, we discuss how the fixed asset management system helps organizations to take better care of their assets, make the allotment of assets transparent and maintain them in a prime condition so as to reduce their maintenance and operational costs and deliver a seamless service to your organization for which these assets are meant.
For a fixed asset management system, there needs to be a set system of procedures in the form of protocols that let you to track the different assets located in an office, on the manufacturing floor, or on building sites so that their working condition can be recorded. Please note that these applications are not exhaustive and there are several other use cases where asset management systems in the form of mobile application solutions can be put to good use.
Hospital Asset Management Scenario
In this regard, hospital beds along with the necessary health infrastructure can also be considered as a good example of deploying an asset management solution that can streamline the allocation of beds as per the traffic of the patients in and out of the hospital. Such kind of asset management systems can be used in this use case to locate the positioning of the beds empty or occupied ward-wise, type of department in which the ward and their subsets as beds are falling into and the proximity to medical personnel wrt to the ward. For example, a doctor’s consultation room may be kept in a position which has a close proximity to the ICU ward, where a need for senior doctors can arise anytime, and even a delay of a few seconds can prove to be fatal.
Hospital Beds as Fixed Assets
In this context, hospital beds can be considered as a fixed asset by the hospital management and these beds need to be tracked, wrt their position in the hospital and the traffic they may be experiencing. Now consider a case where there is a huge burden of inbound patients in a particular ward of the hospital dealing with a particular specialization. It may also be the case that other wards in the same hospital may be facing little or no inbound patient traffic.
In such a case, a fixed asset management system can be considered as ideal for the said hospital as the beds are not only the isolated piece of equipment in a hospital. There are various life saving equipment associated with each bed. If the other wards are not experiencing any kind of overload, then such kinds of fixed assets can be transformed into moving assets by the hospital management and be shifted or converted into the ward which is experiencing an overload.
The hospital staff may carry out the proper refurbishment of the empty beds in such a case and this can be done in a streamlined and in an efficient manner using an asset management system. Such an asset management system makes a positive contribution to the operation of any hospital and is a must have.