XRO System

The XRO (Xanitos Room Optimization) System is the first true innovation in hospital housekeeping in over 50 years. The patented system uses a team cleaning approach alongside proprietary new technology to achieve positive results in improved patient satisfaction, reduced bed turnaround time, and a reduced risk of HAIs.


Utilizing Lean and Six Sigma management concepts to eliminate waste in the housekeeping process, the XRO (Xanitos Room Optimization) System is comprised of a three-person cleaning team. Specializing in tasks such as waste removal, vacuuming, sanitizing and re-stocking, the XRO team has three points of contact with the patient over the course of their shift. Critical to both increased employee safety and patient health outcomes as well as to productivity gains is the proper use of pre-soaked microdenier cloths and mops. These are used to sanitize high touch points and neutralize a debris-free floor.

The XRO System is also at the core of a growing sustainability focus at Xanitos through the process' use of reusable microdenier products, decreased indoor air particulate, and lowered demands on chemical and water use.

Software - XanApps

XanApps is the operational and financial suite of cloud-based software applications designed by Xanitos to monitor quality and productivity.

  • XanStaff ®– Detailed work assignments for each person or XRO team, which incorporate the new proposed staffing schedules, are produced each day. With prior days warning Xanitos' XanStaff software allows for the readjustment of duty lists and staffing to account for predicated increase or decreases in workload.
  • XanCheck ® – Selects rooms at random for an inspection using an iPad to evaluate a patient's room as either "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory". The percentage of satisfactory scores provides a measure of cleanliness. This tool is helpful in tracking cleaning performance and identifying areas of the Hospital that require attention.
  • XanFin ®– Three main functions: hours reporting, internal financial reporting and performance scorecards. Other weekly reporting of key performance metrics is also completed through XanFin.

XRO-3 Vacuum Cart

This is a proprietary remote vacuum cleaning system; Xanitos has exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights and it is available only to our clients. The XRO-3 vacuum cart's insulated, quiet 50 decibel vacuum draws dust and dirt particles from the room and deposits them into the ULPA-filtered bag housed inside the XRO-3 vacuum cart. The ULPA filter system retains 99.9995% of particles 0.12 microns or larger, i.e. particles whose size are 1/100th the diameter of a human hair.

The vacuum not only removes dust into a tightly filtered container, but also enables daily dust removal from corners, edges, and high ledges. By contrast, conventional dust control tools tend to move dust around rather than remove it. Without a vacuum, dusting the top of TV sets requires tools that spread dust into the air. Furthermore, cleaning vents is difficult using traditional tools, resulting in less frequent cleans. Use of the XRO-3 vacuum ensures that vents and high surfaces, along with corners and edges, are both thoroughly cleaned every day.

Productivity Improvement

Attaining value and increasing productivity goes beyond the bottom line. Xanitos' management team and the XRO (Xanitos Room Optimization) System illustrate the purpose of Lean principles: creating the perfect value stream.

XRO Team Cleaning requires a specialization of tasks. This ensures that an employee can prepare for the task to be accomplished and carry it out, minimizing wasted trips to perform other tasks. The use of a team ensures that the process is always moving forward; even when an employee is on break, the process of sanitizing the patient area continues. Microdenier further reduces waste through presoaked mops and cloths that are stationed on the cart and available for use. Trips to the EVS closet are minimized as is the creation of waste water and waste chemicals.

The team itself also contributes to the value of service where individual strengths can be utilized to help a larger area. For example, one team member may be particularly personable, leaving positive impressions of the hospital staff with the patients; another team member may be less personable but strongly task-oriented, encouraging the team to achieve its goals every day. A third member may be fairly strong in each of these areas but provide the passion and love for their work that is so infectious to others. Each member is valuable, but only in a team is that value realized to a broader area.