Optimization of productivity and working environment
By implementing robotics technology the hospitals can increase their productivity with the same amount of employees while increasing capacity outside normal working hours. Robots can be placed in environments where the law has banned people to work and, therefore, utilize cheap square meters in e.g. the basement. The handling of surgical instruments can be improved with robotics technology and it results in a more even use of the instrument storage and compliance with expiration dates. At the same time, robots can work 24/7 and do not need a vacation and they never get sick.
Technological development at full speed
There are many different kinds of robotics technologies that can be used in the sterile workflow at the hospitals. For instance, both free arm robots, mobile robots, vision and weighing systems, and storage systems and lifts can be used depending on what area that needs automation.
Besides optimization of the patient safety and the working environment, an automated sterilization central can help create the conditions for the highest possible conformity and quality, increase productivity through the economy of scale and secure a fast adjustment for new gene treatments, staff development, training, etc.
All Gibotech’s automation solutions can be integrated 100 % with any processing plant and sterile instrument storage system. The solutions are based on modules that make it possible to customize a solution for the hospitals’ demands and capacity.
Fewer manual tasks provide a higher quality and reliable results with 100 % traceability, and the employees have more time for clinical, quality, and patient-focused tasks.
An automatic sterilization central will improve employees work routines significantly. The concept is based on the overall automation of most of the heavy and repeating tasks, by replacing the manual processes with robots, mobile robots, and conveyor systems.
It is an amazing opportunity for us to test the robotic solutions in our current hospital. It gives us a technological advantage for 2020 when we are moving into our new super-hospital. The experience that we gain will be tremendous for us when we develop our high-tech laboratory in the new hospital, while also ensuring the absolute best in terms of patient safety today.
Efficient storage control
By automating the control of the sterile storage, the hospitals require less space for storage of surgical instruments. The inventory robot supports the control of and compliance with expiration dates and first in, first out principle, which result in a more even distribution of the sterile instruments.
Optimal use of buildings
An automatic sterilization central can be installed in new buildings, or adjusted to fit the requirements in existing buildings. The robots are flexible and have fewer demands for the physical work environment than employees, which make it possible to place them in less attractive rooms like the basement.
For full use of the automation of the sterilization central and to ensure the highest efficiency, there are high demands for planning of storage and surgeries. By combining automation with the sterile storage system, the hospital will be able to plan and optimize production while the non-productive time between surgeries is minimized.