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  • RFID Tracks Blood for Pediatric Transfusions

    BloodCenter of Wisconsin and technology company Fresenius Kabi have piloted an RFID solution at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, to test how well the system helps to ensure that blood products are moved efficiently and are not overstocked or wasted when split into child-sized doses.

  • RFID News Roundup

    IDTronic releases new turnstile RFID gate readers ••• Nedap announces weatherproof, durable RFID tag ••• Invengo unveils slim UHF RFID tag for linen tracking ••• Rauland Responder, Versus Technology intro nurse-call and RTLS integration for hospital workflow automation ••• Socket Mobile expands contactless reader-writer product line ••• Technavio predicts large RTLS market growth in health care.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SATO Healthcare partners with Mie University Hospital to develop patient wristbands, establishes group company in Taiwan ••• Datalogic offers new readers, temperature logger ••• MSS Software intros ultra-rugged mobile readers ••• TagMaster unveils mini UHF reader for access control ••• Imec debuts plastic NFC tag.

  • Suzuken Group Deploys RFID-Enabled Coolers for Drug Tracking

    The system, provided by ASD Healthcare, was piloted for 18 months, and now will include approximately 1,000 coolers at distribution sites, hospitals and drug stores.

  • Infinite Biomedical Technologies Releases HF Version of RFID-Enabled Prosthetic Hand With Locking Capability

    The company has developed the morph2 to be a smaller, lighter version of its predecessor, enabling wearers to identify an object and adjust the hand's grip accordingly.

  • JADAK to Purchase ThingMagic

    The $20 million acquisition will allow the medical device technology provider to expand its offerings further into UHF RFID products and solutions, as well as service the government, hospitality and manufacturing industries.

  • Stanley Healthcare Brings Managed Services to RTLS Customers

    The company is signaling a more service-based approach to the health-care market with a package of services that include calibration of environmental RTLS tags, asset tag management—including battery replacement—proactive onsite services for infant protection and other critical or safety-based tags, and analytics for future improvements of RTLS deployments.

  • PillDrill Uses RFID to Bring Peace of Mind

    The system is designed to simplify medication adherence for patients, and to reassure caregivers and loved ones.

  • Amcor Uses NFC RFID for S.M.R.T Pill Dispenser

    The device, which can be configured for any pill bottle, records when pills are removed, enabling a doctor or caretaker to utilize NFC-enabled smartphones to monitor a patient's compliance.

  • RFID Journal Updates Categories for 11th Annual Awards

    To better reflect the current state of RFID adoption, the RFID Journal Awards will now highlight the technology's best deployments in retail, manufacturing and health care, as well as in logistics and supply chain.

  • Grace Medical Center Uses ZulaFly RTLS to Prevent Food, Medication Loss

    The system, which utilizes CenTrak sensors and access points to capture temperature readings within each of 18 coolers, has already prevented the spoilage of $15,000 worth of food in a walk-in refrigerator since its installation in August.

  • RFID News Roundup

    MEPS Real-Time intros Intelliguard Linked Visibility Inventory System ••• Invengo acquires 10 percent stake in SML ••• Tests show Fujitsu UHF RFID linen tags are suitable for use in MRI systems ••• Vizinex RFID and Brady SmartID release aerospace tags ••• UAB Medicine to adopt Connexient's indoor wayfinding solution ••• NIST seeks comments on lightweight cryptography draft report.

  • Medacta USA Tries RFID for Parts Tracking

    The orthopedic implant maker is using Terso Solutions' RFID Mobile Case and cloud-based Jetstream software to determine the contents and locations of the loaner kits it ships to hospitals, to better understand when products are used and require replenishment.

  • UMass Med Center to Use Beacons to Track Naloxone

    The hospital will attach Visybl's Bluetooth beacons to packages of the opioid-blocking drug to determine whether patients discard the medication before leaving the premises, and to gauge their willingness to have the medicine tracked.

  • Mist's Virtual Bluetooth Beacons Get a Try-out

    The company says one of its devices can create unlimited virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (vBLE) beacons within a 2,500-square-foot area, sparing a store the expense of installing and maintaining battery-powered beacons, and enabling it to change those beacons' locations merely by updating the software settings.

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