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Synchronized Clocks: Helping to Ensure Proper Laboratory Turnaround Time

Whether or not your hospital or healthcare facility has its own lab, ensuring a prompt and appropriate turnaround time (TAT) for a lab sample can significantly impact patient satisfaction and clinical decision-making. TAT is widely defined as the time elapsed from when the lab receives the sample until the sample reports are sent back to the clinical staff with lab verification. Physicians may view TAT as the time between test ordering and result reporting. No matter the definition, both can factor into a patient’s care outcome and experience. For facility leaders with in-house labs, think: when did you last analyze your lab’s average TAT?

April 3, 2023

Strengthening Medication Administration at Your Healthcare Facility with Synchronized Time

According to the most recent Medicare cost reports in the American Hospital Directory, there are roughly 156.5 million combined annual patient days at hospitals throughout the United States. Nearly 5% of hospitalized patients experience an adverse drug event during their inpatient stay, as stated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Synchronized clocks from Primex can help build stronger medication administration routines for a higher level of patient safety. 

March 9, 2023

Leveraging Schoolwide Synchronized Clocks to Maximize Learning Time

Whether in single-building elementary schools or multifacility college campuses, clocks are often an overlooked yet essential part of any educational institution. When all clocks within a school are synchronized, their benefits go beyond simply telling time. They can help to decrease tardiness, solidify schedules, and optimize standardized test taking. Additionally, and possibly most importantly, due to the pandemic’s large disruption for many students — synchronized clocks can be a tool to maximize learning time in the classroom.

February 23, 2023

Increasing Patient Satisfaction with Help from Facilitywide Synchronized Clocks

There’s no denying the importance of patient satisfaction for every hospital or healthcare facility. Surely, striving for positive patient health outcomes is the number one goal, but patient satisfaction and experience can play an integral role in ensuring that happens.

February 14, 2023

Synchronized Time Systems: Primex OneVue Sync vs. Atomic Clocks

Synchronized clocks within hospitals, schools, offices, warehouses, and other facilities are essential. When all clocks within a facility display the same exact time, they help to keep operations, appointments, classes, meetings, and other important events on schedule. And when it comes time to choose a synchronized time solution, building managers and facility staff have options — but not all options are equal.

Atomic clocks, given their well-deserved reputation for accuracy, are often considered. However, atomic time has some drawbacks, especially if trying to outfit a larger facility with synchronized clocks.

January 24, 2023

Primex OneVue Solutions: Ready-to-Use Construction Specs Explained

Primex OneVue® solutions can improve any new building. From large-yet-segmented hospitals and schools to wide-open warehouses and transit centers, Primex technology can help strengthen timeliness, safety, and communication. But before these solutions can get to work, they often need to be included in new building plans that construction firms put together.

January 9, 2023

Combating Pharmacist Burnout with Automated Monitoring

It’s no secret that many healthcare workers have been under an extraordinary amount of stress since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020. Included in that workforce are pharmacists, who continued to prepare and provide necessary medications before administering vaccines once they were widely available in January 2021.

January 4, 2023

Reducing Alarm Fatigue with Proactive Analysis of Automated Monitoring

How many beeps, dings, and buzzes do you and your staff hear every day within your healthcare facility? Whether or not these sounds signal necessary actions vital to patient care or daily operations, the amount can be overbearing. The abundance of these sounds can cause alarm fatigue, which desensitizes staff and puts patient health at risk.

November 29, 2022

Leveraging Automated Monitoring and Visual Notifications to Prep Your School for Winter

With the school year in full swing, students are falling into their school day routines of waking up, getting ready, and heading out the door. Whether they first head to their bus stop, car, or the sidewalk — they’ll soon be doing so while bundled up.

November 7, 2022

The Ease of Replacing Wired Time Systems with Primex OneVue Sync 72 MHz

Keeping activities on time can be vital within any facility, be it a school, hospital, pharmacy, or warehouse. Healthcare patients sometimes require and always deserve to receive on-time care. Classes and tests that start on time can help to make students feel less rushed. Warehouse product line or transit center efficiency is best when employees work cohesively under synchronized time.

October 26, 2022
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