Real-time location systems increasingly are being installed at more healthcare organizations, but because the technology is so versatile and can be used to track a variety of activities, implementations can go astray without strong leadership.

Real-time location systems can track patients, staff, clinicians, supplies and processes, and provider organizations need to focus on the main purpose they have in mind for the technology, says Brett Chambers, director of strategic initiatives at MedNetworX, a reseller of RTLS systems from Versus.

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