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In the high-pressure world of modern medicine, time is of the essence. Operational technology can be used to make the most of a medical facility's time. An example of practicable technology is pneumatic tube systems.

Pneumatic tube systems first emerged in the nineteenth century. These tube systems work similarly to subway systems, sending carriers to every floor, wing, and hospital ward. They typically transport substances twenty-five feet per second. This is a far cry from the human couriers medical professionals previously had to rely on. 

Besides lowering time lost, this technology has other advancements.  Other features of this technology include RFID transponders to track packages, filters to keep pollen and dust away from cargo, and security features to keep these materials only in the hands of medical professionals. One hospital cited medication errors as zero on the floor with a pneumatic system compared to sixteen on the floor without. This technology would be best suited for facility management, hospital planning, inpatient pharmacies, laboratories, or nurse wards. 

Medical Facilities Need Operational Technology More Than Ever
Source: Swisslog Healthcare

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Brian Wallace/a> is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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