CLIENT STORIES : HEALTH

For more than 13 years, Prival has forged its expertise in the field of health. Carrying out several large-scale projects in different types of organizations, ranging from health and social services centers in Quebec (CSSS), residences for the elderly, laboratories to family medicine groups (FMG). The Prival team is aware of the needs, imperatives and constraints of each of those organizations. Whether it is a government organization subject to budgetary constraints or a request for proposal, a laboratory that must manage thousands of data every day, an FMG whose simplicity and flexibility of the network remain a non-negotiable prerogative or a residence for seniors, where the essential thing is to bring well-being to our seniors in complete safety, our team responds to the demand.

With more than twenty CSSS among its clients with projects in networking, infrastructure and geolocation. Prival has acquired experience that no other company has in Quebec.

GATINEAU HOSPITAL

OBJECTIVES:

  • Improve safety of newborns;
  • Acquisition of Hugs electronic wristbands.

CHALLENGE:

After the kidnapping of a baby from a hospital maternity ward in Trois-Rivières in May 2014, the Ministry of Health of Quebec asked the directors of Quebec hospitals to review the security measures in the department of obstetrics. The hospital decided to enhance security by installing cameras in the maternity ward. Despite this, two journalists who wanted to test these new measures, were able to walk easily on the newborns’ floor. In October 2014, Gatineau Hospital has launched a tender to acquire Hugs electronic bracelets for babies.

RESULT:

Prival was chosen to implement the positioning system (RTLS). The obstetrics department of the Hospital is now completely secure.

DEPLOYED SOLUTION:

Prival has implemented a Stanley Healthcare solution, including chips and bracelets for newborns and mothers. The implementation of this solution requires an attention to detail since it is about the safety of patients. Several high quality criteria must be met to ensure complete security. Several steps are necessary to ensure full network coverage of the space; deployment of wi-fi, site survey, calibration, configuration of tags, door management, etc. Each step must be approved by a certified expert, thus making the hospital stay of young families safe.

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MEDICAL INSTITUTE

OBJECTIVES:

  • Implantation of a storage solution;
  • Reduce storage costs;
  • Improve performance.

CHALLENGE:

The institution was looking to put in place a new storage solution without any interruption of IT services.

RESULT:

Implementation of the new solution of storage without disruption of computer services.

DEPLOYED SOLUTION:

Prival has analyzed current SAN infrastructure of the Institute and has planned all the steps required to upgrade all components by minimizing interruptions and the risk of problems. Prival has implemented a solution Dell EqualLogic 75 TB storage and has also implemented Dell Force10 10GB switches. Implantation was performed without any disruption to computer services. This was done to improve space and performance in their EqualLogic storage environment. The Dell EqualLogic storage solution offers high performance, reliability, intelligent automation and seamless virtualization of storage in order to allow the implementation of a simplified and easy-to-manage, as well as a protection storage solution complete data.

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RESIDENCE FOR ELDERLY

OBJECTIVES:

  • Reconcile dignity, security and well-being for our seniors;
  • Allow residents independence and autonomy;
  • Facilitate communication between staff and residents.

CHALLENGE:

Homes and other facilities for seniors are experiencing a great transformation: The increase in the number of seniors in Quebec, but also across Canada, is causing a lot of problems. The increase in the number of people with Alzheimer’s does not help to solve that. A near-missed tragedy demonstrates that the call system between nurses at Wales Home is inadequate, offering only fixed stop positions within the facility and no coverage in the park.

RESULT:

With the new solution, residents can now seek help anytime, anywhere, encouraging them to participate in activities and enjoy outdoor facilities. The solution also allows the Wales Home to protect residents in long-term care units that may attempt to flee while giving them access to the Alzheimer’s Garden.

DEPLOYED SOLUTIONS:

Prival, in partnership with Meru Networks (Fortinet) and Aeroscout (Stanley Healthcare), has developed a snowballing geolocation solution in Quebec: the Wales Home, whose case study is presented below, has, since the installation of this RFID solution, been awarded several times in Quebec, Canada and in the United States. MERU NETWORKS (Fortinet) Meru’s solution (Fortinet) optimizes the network by delivering the performance, reliability and simplicity of a wired network while retaining the benefits of mobility. Prival, therefore, had to evaluate the optimal location of the access points to cover the entire space. AEROSCOUT (Stanley Healthcare) The AeroScout geolocation solution allows knowing the location of a resident in real-time thus allowing to take action quickly in case of an emergency. It also allows residents to alert staff when necessary. The AeroScout solution is known for its reliability giving peace of mind to both residents and staff.

One of the beauties of the system is how well it supports our mission!» «We want to keep people as independent and autonomous as long as possible. We have residents who really enjoy activities off the floor, who want to enjoy the outdoors. Just because they are in a wheelchair or have to use mobility aids, they should not limit their lifestyle. So staff will take them outside, and instead of saying ” We’ll be back in 20 minutes”, staff now say ” When you’re ready to come in, just let us know.​» Brendalee Piironen, Executive Director of Wales Home

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