Category Archives: Maintenance

Critical Information Deserves More than a Sticky Note

Asset Tracking Software Helps HMEs with Compliance and Communication

HME Sticky Notes

As a medical equipment provider, you’re subject to a considerable amount of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. And you probably manage contracts that each have specific obligations to which you must adhere. It’s a lot for anyone to remember. 

If you’re using handwritten signs or sticky notes to communicate critical information to your employees, you could be leaving your business vulnerable to serious consequences. Asset tracking software like TrackAbout can automate the communication process and free you from worry. Continue reading

TrackAbout Spin Off Lockhouse Featured in CryoGas International

Tim Fusco and Jim Glessner lo resTrackAbout spin off Lockhouse is set to revolutionize the packaged gas industry.

Lockhouse will use a few key attributes of a cylinder (including serial number and other
properties) to uniquely identify assets with a readable code. This code then becomes the Passport Tag™ for that cylinder, which accesses a web-based application containing updatable information about each asset in real time. Manufacturers and owners can add important critical information, and can receive feedback and GPS coordinates of the asset from the operator.

Tim Fusco, TrackAbout’s CEO, likes to call Lockhouse a “virtual neck ring.” Since its inception, the industrial gas industry had used neck rings and other markings on cylinders and other packaged gas containers to indicate ownership. With so many acquisitions among packaged gas suppliers over the years, today neck rings are not always correct or useful. Lockhouse is a Virtual Neck Ring that indicates ownership and links to dynamic critical safety and inspection information as well as any other information that the owner wants to make public.

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5 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You about Asset Management

Think DifferentNew technology is transforming the way companies manage their assets. Asset tracking software is not simply about knowing where your assets are. Today, it’s about providing a complete history for every individual asset and using this information to achieve operational advantages. If you’re still using a manual system to track the comings and goings of your equipment or if your current software system only tracks the location of your assets, your competitors just might leave you in their dust. Continue reading

Unleash the Power of the Mobile Device

How HMEs Can Maximize Tracking Technology to Compete in an Uncertain Marketplace

TrackAbout Asset Tracking SoftwareBy now, you’re probably aware that an automated asset tracking software solution offers a world of advantages including better equipment utilization, loss prevention, accurate rental billing, and more. These benefits alone can help your company survive as your reimbursement, regulatory and business environments continue to evolve.

However, the value of asset tracking software doesn’t stop there. Collecting data about the physical location of your equipment is only part of the picture. When you extend the capability of the mobile device – whether it be a handheld computer or a smartphone or tablet – to automate your workflows, you access a new level of efficiency and control. Continue reading

Driving Efficiency and Growth for HME Providers

HME Equipment

With reimbursements falling, sometimes steeply, home medical equipment (HME) companies are urgently turning their attention to cutting costs. Unlike less palatable choices, such as layoffs or buying lower-quality equipment, implementing the right technology can not only increase HME operating efficiencies, but also substantially improve performance and position companies for growth in an era of accountable care.

Asset tracking software provides this type of opportunity. With equipment as one of their biggest expenses, HME companies must ensure their assets are working as hard as possible and thus delivering an optimal return on investment.

By implementing dedicated asset tracking software, HME companies can establish an easy-to-use, highly efficient, and effective process for managing and maintaining equipment that maximizes the use and the useful life of their critical assets. Electronically tracking, sorting, and aggregating equipment data and producing reports enables HME companies to become more valuable partners to accountable care organizations (ACOs) that rely on electronic systems to knit together providers across the continuum of care.

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TrackAbout Scheduled Maintenance This Weekend

TrackAbout will be performing quarterly scheduled maintenance starting at 12:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (04:00  UTC) on Saturday, July 7th, 2012.

We are installing operating system and database patches and updates.

Due to the redundancies built into our services, we don’t expect much in the way of service interruption. There may be very brief periods of temporary unavailability.

Regards,

Larry Silverman
Chief Technology Officer
TrackAbout, Inc.