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  • Industry Leaders to Present New Case Studies at RFID in Health Care 2014

    The RFID Journal conference will focus on helping health-care providers understand how the technology can help them improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies.

  • Wrestler-Turned-Entrepreneur Launches Concussion Tracker

    An injury sustained during a wrestling match led a young MIT graduate to develop a concussion-tracking system that leverages the Internet of Things.

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to Expand RTLS Deployment

    The U.K. organization intends to use Stanley Healthcare tags and software to track high-value equipment, monitor hand-washing, manage patient flow and facilitate a number of other tasks.

  • RFID News Roundup

    U.K. hospital prescribes RFID to track medical records, supplies and more; Adesto introduces low-power, sterilization-tolerant memory for wearable electronics, RFID bio apps; Nestlé delivers recipes via contactless communication to shoppers at Woolworths; Radius Networks updates is RadBeacon USB proximity beacon; Xtreme RFID joins Reusable Packaging Association.

  • Rady Children's Hospital Tracks Anesthetic Drugs Via RFID

    The California facility is using MEPS Real-Time's RFID-enabled cart to manage trays filled with medications, with the goal of improving efficiency and patient safety by ensuring that the right drug is available and never nearing expiration.

  • PantryLabs' Vending Machine Dispenses Fresh Foods Via RFID

    The California startup's refrigerated kiosks, installed at UCSF Medical Center and Stanford Health Care, can identify sandwiches and other perishable products stored within, and can track sales and inventory levels.

  • Barcelona-area Hospital Manages Surgical Supplies Via Smart Cabinet

    The Consorci Sanitari de l'Anoia is applying RFID tags to high-value surgical items, in order to track which patients receive them, as well as ensure that the inventory count is up to date, and that no product expires before use.

  • PostNL Tracks Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceuticals Via RFID

    The company has installed SenseAnywhere active UHF transceivers and receivers within the postal vehicles it operates in Belgium.

  • RFID News Roundup

    DHL adds 13 locations throughout the Americas to its life-sciences Thermonet network; EM Microelectronic announces COiN Bluetooth smart beacon; SkyeTek unveils new UHF RFID module; International oil and gas company implements Precyse Technologies' RTLS to boost worker safety; RFID takes part in University of Texas at Dallas commencement ceremony.

  • East Midlands Ambulance Service Uses RFID to Track Equipment Quickly

    The British emergency services provider has attached EPC Gen 2 UHF passive RFID tags to critical gear, and can now more easily verify what is onboard each vehicle, and when it was last serviced.

  • Palmetto Health Extends RTLS to New Facility

    The South Carolina health-care provider now uses a centralized Ekahau Wi-Fi-based solution to track the locations of assets at four of its hospitals.

  • New Cross Hospital Boosts Hand Hygiene, Efficiency via RTLS

    The British medical facility has deployed a solution, provided by TeleTracking and CenTrak, to track the location and status of assets, patients and personnel.

  • Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Adopts RTLS that Tracks Infants, Assets and Environmental Conditions

    The Canadian facility has deployed Stanley Healthcare's Wi-Fi-based RFID tags and MobileView software platform, which also manages asset locations and records temperature and humidity levels within the OR.

  • RFID News Roundup

    MAINtag announces deployment of over 1 million flyable tags, new deliveries of FLYtag skin; Kit Check releases new RFID scanning station; new DOD rules for electronics parts contractors could spur RFID use; Lab ID introduces two new RFID inlays; IDTronic unveils new UHF RFID reader module; NXP releases Android development kit for Mifare, Icode and NTAG products; Smartrac and Confidex partner on U.S. distribution agreement; Tecsys Buys Logi-D.

  • Olympus Automates Its Endoscope Tester Via RFID

    Hospitals are now using the ALT-Pro leak detector to identify the model of endoscope being used, and to then adjust the test settings according to that model's specifications, while also storing data indicating which tests were conducted, by whom and with what results.

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