The daily hospital activities should support cost-efficient, high-quality care. This requires the different priorities in terms of resources, workflow and capacity to be balanced. The growing number of mobile devices and patients, longer search times, a lack of transparent usage data and fragmented processes hinder a smooth patient flow. For these challenges, practical, real-time support can help improve decision-making, for example by tracing mobile devices in your hospital. Real-time locating systems (RTLS) can be combined with existing IT data sources like Ultimo. Philips PerformanceFlow and Ultimo collaborating offers new perspectives for optimisation options, such as having real-time insight into where equipment is located and having work orders created automatically on the basis of the location or status of a piece of equipment.