- SATO Acquires Magellan Technology
The company says it will complete its acquisition of Magellan's health-care business, along with all intellectual properties, by early next month.
- Final Agenda Announced for RFID in Health Care
RFID Journal's ninth annual event will focus on helping health-care providers understand how the technology can help them improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies.
- Zebra Releases Small, Low-Cost RFID Printer-Encoder
The desktop ZD500R allows companies to print and encode EPC Gen 2 UHF labels in lower quantities than with industrial printers, thereby saving cost and space.
- RFID News Roundup
Farsens unveils battery-free RFID magnetometer sensor tag; Hong Kong RFID Ltd. announces upgraded industrial handheld reader; Checkpoint report finds shrinkage cost retailers $112 billion, but RFID usage is mixed; Wyoming Medical Center tracks supply replenishment via LogiTag RFID system; AMS schedules multi-project wafer start dates for analog foundry customers in 2014; Quake Global announces modems supporting new Inmarsat-Orbcomm global satellite M2M standard.
- British Red Cross Tests RFID for Equipment Tracking
The agency hopes to use passive EPC tags and readers to identify which assets are located at an emergency event, as well as who are responsible for them, reducing the risk that they might be lost or underutilized.
- Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Expands RTLS Usage
The Louisiana hospital operator is now installing a Skytron-CenTrak system at a second facility, with a third scheduled to go live after that.
- RFID in Health Care to Showcase Latest Innovative Solutions for Health-Care Industry
RFID Journal's ninth event for the medical industry will focus on helping health-care providers understand how RFID technology can help them improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies.
- Breast-Implant Maker Markets RFID-enabled Products, Services
A physician will be able to read the embedded tag of a patient's implant, in order to identify the model, size and other details about that implant.
- Swiss Oncology Center Prevents Errors Via RFID
Riviera Hospital is using Elekta's RFID-based solution that issues an alert if a patient is being treated with the wrong accessories.
- Sanraku Hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Added to RFID in Health Care 2013 Agenda
RFID Journal's ninth health-care event will focus on solutions that can improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies.
- RFID Boosts Medical Equipment Usage at U.K. Hospital
Addenbrooke's has nearly doubled its use of medical equipment, as well as reduced its labor costs, by employing an active RFID system to track tagged items via fixed portals and handheld readers.
- North Carolina Hospital Identifies Recalled Drugs Via RFID
The UHF solution, provided by Kit Check, enables the CaroMont Regional Medical Center to reduce the time employees spend locating and replacing recalled medications on crash carts, as well as replacing drugs and resealing kits, from more than 20 hours down to about two hours.
- California State Hospitals Expand Personal-Duress System
The expansion to two other psychiatric facilities follows a successful deployment at Napa State Hospital, where employees use Ekahau RFID tags to transmit an alert if attacked by patients.
- Wake Forest Baptist Builds Its Own RFID Solution for Radiology Vest Inspection
The medical center, which plans to market the technology commercially, now uses passive UHF tags to track more than 850 vests, thereby making its inspection process more efficient.
- RTLS Helps Florida Clinic Maintain Small Clinic Feel
A system from Vizzia Technologies using CenTrak hybrid IR and RFID technology helps the 36,000-square-foot facility to identify the locations of patients and health-care workers, to ensure personalized and timely care.