- RFID Makes Managing Hospital Porters More Efficient
The system allows Manipal Hospital Bangalore's nurses to launch an automated search for available porters in their area, thereby reducing wait times and the need to place multiple phone calls.
- Wireless Sensors Help Oyster Farmer Cope With Growing Threat
A new scientific study reinforces the need to find solutions to deal with the spread of Vibrio bacteria due to warmer sea temperatures.
- Researchers Say RFID-Related Process Improvements Require Managerial Commitment
A three-university study finds that RFID-enabled hand-washing technology boosted hygiene compliance at hospitals by an average of 20 percent, but without sustained managerial support, those gains disappeared.
- RFID News Roundup
Vizinex RFID releases Sentry UltraSlim 270 RFID tag ••• Global Tag intros Metally and Fibery RFID tags ••• Champion Healthcare Technologies, VueMed partner on medical device tracking ••• New version of RFID for the Supply Chain and Operations Professional available ••• New York & Company stores to use Shopkick app, beacons.
- Sharp Chula Vista Uses RTLS to Locate Patients, Manage Beds
The San Diego hospital is using the technology to help employees find patients in real time, as well as alert housekeeping when a patient has been discharged, signaling that a bed is ready for cleaning.
- Beacons, App Help Patients, Employees Navigate Huge Clinic
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center has launched an app that leverages data from beacons to guide patients and personnel around a 3-million-square-foot building.
- U.S. Malls, Hospitals Use Senion's Beacon-based Solution
A California hospital and a mall have installed the Swedish company's StepInside technology to track and analyze traffic patterns at their facilities; the software also enables them to share location-based content with app users.
- RTLS Lifts Patient Satisfaction and Efficiency at Stanford Children's Health
The clinic is using a real-time location system to identify the locations of patients, personnel and assets, to ensure that patients are treated quickly and staff members can find the items they seek, as well as their colleagues.
- THINaër Launches Low-Cost Beacon-based RTLS
Health-care and aerospace companies are already using the firm's solution to determine the locations and movements of items and individuals, and to analyze that data in terms of efficiency, maintenance or other factors.
- Invengo Buys Tagsys' Textiles, Industrial and Logistics RFID Divisions
The acquired businesses will now be handled by a newly created Invengo division in Europe.
- Toronto Expands RFID-Enabled Bike-Sharing Program
Bike Share Toronto has contracted with PBSC Urban Solutions to supply new bicycles and stations, using Syrma's HF RFID tags and readers.
- RFID News Roundup
Thinfilm helps Hopsy deliver smart beer to craft brew market ••• Confidex unveils secure RFID label with NXP Ucode DNA chip ••• Genesis Health System implements RFID-enabled nurse-call system ••• Turck says new ARGEE technology can help factories simplify RFID integration ••• Beacons set to drive coupon redemption, according to Juniper Research ••• United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust deploys RTLS.
- Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals' ICUs in Delhi Use RFID to Track Equipment
The intensive care units now know in which zone each of their 300 critical-care assets was last detected; the organization plans to expand its deployment to another hospital.
- RFID Tracks Surgical Tools, Assets at Ixtapaluca Hospital
Three operating rooms and 500 surgical instruments have been RFID-enabled, with plans to expand the deployment to all surgical units, to ensure that no tools are missing before or after an operation.
- Aegis Sciences Corp. Manages Bio Samples More Efficiently With RFID
The forensic toxicology and health-care sciences testing lab is using a UHF RFID system to track the storage and processing of blood and tissue samples.