Secure Care Products Joins Michigan Manufacturers Association

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Secure Care Products is proud to have recently joined the Michigan Manufacturers Association. With a local regional sales representative stationed in the greater Detroit, MI area, and our ENVisionIT real-time location solution (RTLS), this membership was a natural fit for us.

In addition to proudly designing and manufacturing our solutions in the US for the past 40 years, we believe the location data provided by our RTLS solution could prove invaluable to our our fellow MMA members. You cannot improve what is not being measured. RTLS enables you to:

  • Locate personnel, mobile equipment, and inventory
  • See how work orders are moving through your production processes in real time
  • Provide an added employee safety measure for those working in potentially hazardous or isolated areas on the production floor

Contact us today to learn more about how ENVisionIT RTLS could help your business achieve Industry/Manufacturing 4.0.

Leading Age NY | Nursing Professionals Conference & Expo

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Leading Age New York | Nursing and Social Work Professionals Conference & Expo

Secure Care Products’ long-time distribution partner, Emerald Resources Healthcare, will be an exhibitor at the Nursing and Social Work Professionals Conference & Expo hosted by Leading Age New York.  Be sure to drop by booth #37 to learn more about the wide range of solutions Emerald has to help your staff ensure the best care, and increased safety and efficiency!   From a Real-time location system to wander management and from nurse call to patient lifts and bathing systems….Emerald has the solutions your business needs!

What:     Nursing and Social Work Professionals Conference & Expo
When:    November 7-9, 2018
Where:   Albany Marriott, Albany NY

ASIS Emergency Preparedness & Safety Conference

ASIS International, North Carolina Piedmont Chapter | Emergency Preparedness & Safety Conference

Secure Care Products will exhibit at this great conference.  Be sure to drop by and let our expert explain how our solutions can support your business’ efforts to protect and secure your facility.  Real-time location system, wander management, infant security….we’ve got the security solutions your business needs!

What:     ASIS International’s Piedmont North Carolina Chapter (#82) Emergency Preparedness & Safety Conference
When:    November 1, 2018
Where:   Bridger Field House, Winston-Salem NC

Southeast Security Expo 2018

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Secure Care is excited to be exhibiting again at the SAF Technologies Inc’s Southeast Security Expo.  Come see us on pit road to talk about the security solutions we can offer your business!  From wander management and infant security to RTLS offering accuracy to within ± one foot – we’ve got what you need.

What:     Southeast Security Expo
When:    October 16, 2018
Where:   Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord NC

Business Technology Conference 2018

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Business Technology Conference 2018

Secure Care will be in booth #27 for this year’s Business Technology Conference!  Join us as our distributon partner Communications Engineering Company hosts its 12th annual conference.  Offering solutions that can support healthcare, manufacturing, education and more, Secure Care Products has something for you!  Be sure to stop by and learn a little about our RTLS solution, or find out the latest regarding our infant security system.

What:     12th Annual Business Technology Conference
When:    October 16, 2018
Where:   Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Coralville IA

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Elpas to EOL Its RTLS Products

Last month, Elpas announced its plans to end of life (EOL) its real time location systems (RTLS) products. A letter on the Elpas website indicates that the decision to end of life these products was based on the overall health of the business, the amount of investment and innovation required to continue offering a competitive solution and other factors.

While we are sure this decision was not made without extensive consideration, it must put current Elpas customers in a very challenging position. The letter indicates that there are currently no transition or migration plans at this time. And since Elpas has been in business for decades, there is likely an extensive customer base left wondering: what happens once the company stops providing support for these products after June 20, 2019?

Secure Care Products has been in business for nearly 40 years. In that time, we were the first in the market to provide a wandering resident solution that enabled residents to move freely and securely about their living spaces. Decades later we were the first to provide individual protection for infants in the hospital with our KinderGUARD® solution featuring cutband technology. And in recent years we have developed our own RTLS solution based on ultra-wideband technology for superior locating accuracy.

So if you are an existing Elpas customer concerned about the future of your installed systems, we would love to speak with you about the possibility of switching to a Secure Care Products solution. We have an extensive network of distribution partners around the globe eager to help design the solution your facility needs. Whether it’s a basic door management solution, or if you’re looking for fully integrated real-time location capability, we’re confident we have a solution to fit your needs. Contact us today to set up a call to discuss a customized solution, or visit our website to learn more.

Secure Care Products is happy to help you work through this transition. We can provide customized solutions to maintain your facility’s safety, security and efficiency now, and long into the future.

NASVH 2018 Summer Conference

NASVH logoNational Association of State Veterans Homes 2018 Summer Conference

Secure Care Products is proud to exhibit at the National Association of State Veterans Homes’ 2018 Summer Conference.  Be sure to stop by our booth to discuss your facility’s security.  Offering wander management and RTLS systems, coupled with a wide network of quality distribution partners all over the country, we’re able to offer comprehensive product solutions with superior service!

What:     National Association of State Veterans Homes 2018 Summer Conference
When:    July 30 – August 3, 2018
Where:  Hyatt Regency, San Antonio TX

Arizona Health Care Association | Annual Conference & Trade Show

Arizona Health Care Association

Ollielectric LLC and Secure Care Products at the 2018 AHCA Annual Conference and Trade Show

We’ll be joining our partners,  Ollielectric LLC, at the 2018 Arizona Health Care Association Annual Conference and Trade Show!  Make sure you stop by booth F3 to talk to Ollielectric about their general electrical maintenance and repair services, and to talk about your existing facility security.  Thinking about upgrading or adding a wandering resident system?  How about RTLS?  We’ll be on hand to answer any questions…so stop by to learn more!

 

What:     Arizona Health Care Association Annual Tradeshow & Conference
When:    June 19 – June 21, 2018
Where:  Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale AZ

Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders 2018 Conference

Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders logoUC-WiRELESS will be exhibiting at the Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders 2018 conference.

This conference will be held the 23rd-25th of May at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton – Johannesburg, South Africa.  Be sure to visit UC-WiRELESS at the show to learn more about all the solutions they have to offer, including the ENVisioNIT® RTLS and KinderGUARD® infant protection solutions from Secure Care Products!

 

What:     The Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders 2018 Conference
When:    May 23-25, 2018
Where:   Hilton Hotel, Sandton – Johannesburg South Africa

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How Does Your Hospital Rate?

The Leapfrog Group of Washington, D.C. has released its Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Grades. So, how do the hospitals in your state rank?  And what’s more…how can hospitals improve their rankings on lists like these?

Nearly a third of the 2,500 general acute care hospitals surveyed earned an “A.”  Where many of this year’s “A” recipients have previously had “D” or “F” ratings on prior lists, the results indicate a positive trend toward improvements.  According to the the Leapfrog Group, theirs is the only list focused entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Collectively, these issues represent the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Measuring Healthcare Providers

Of course there are many such lists and rankings available for variety of healthcare providers. Most working in the healthcare industry are familiar with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) star ratings.  The CMS website allows you to quickly and easily compare overall hospital quality star rating for hospitals near your zip code. And Becker’s Hospital Review publishes an annual list of “100 great hospitals in America.” All of these lists take into account a wide variety of criteria and statistics.  Some factors may be reported directly by the hospitals themselves via survey responses.  Other are gleaned indirectly via regulatory reporting requirements.

Improve Hospital Ranking with Increased Safety and Better Efficiency

At the end of the day, anything that hospitals can do to reduce errors, improve efficiency, and increase patient satisfaction can only help improve their ranking.  Improvements are achieved via many different methods. Hospitals may start the process by focusing on a specific department or unit. Using technology or systems to help manage things is one way to target improvements.  For example, installation of a real-time location (RTLS) solution in the emergency department can help staff better manage workflow.  RTLS could also significantly reduce or eliminate time wasted searching for critical equipment. The addition of an infant protection system in the labor and delivery unit ensures each and every baby is safe and secure anywhere within the unit.  Still other hospitals may choose to enact policy or procedural changes to drive increased safety across the entire hospital system.

No matter how they approach it, hospitals must understand the importance and impact of these rankings.  They must also be continuously working to improve their scores. As patients become increasingly involved in their own healthcare decisions, they will seek out the best value care.  Improving rankings could increase a hospital’s ability to attract patients and earn referrals.

So….what is your facility doing to help improve its ratings on these various lists and surveys of providers? Contact Secure Care Products today and let us demonstrate how our solutions can help drive improved safety and efficiency at your hospital.

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