- New Stainless-Steel Ultra-rugged Tag Promises Durability for Health Care, Oil and Gas
Xerafy's passive UHF RFID Roswell tag is being tested by health-care and oil and gas firms, and will be part of a new solution for tracking surgical equipment.
- Bechtel Added to Keynote Lineup at RFID Journal LIVE! 2014
Edward Koch, Bechtel's automation specialist, will explain how RFID helps the global engineering company reduce costs and improve efficiencies at the construction sites of three mega-sized industrial projects.
- Secure Care Unveils RTLS Solution for Hospitals
The company's EnVisionit solution offers a single platform for pinpointing the locations of patients, staff members and assets within a foot or less, and for managing that data.
- U.S. Biologics Distributor Markets RFID Solution to Its Customers
FFF Enterprises believes its Verified Inventory Program-Consignment system can lower a hospital's costs by automating the inventorying and monitoring of blood products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals stored in cabinets located onsite.
- Mainspring Healthcare Offers New Workflow Solution to Go With New Name
The company, previously known as St. Croix Systems, is supplying hospitals with a single software platform to manage multiple technologies, including RTLS and passive UHF RFID tags, to track the movements of goods and people, as well as sensor data.
- LIVE! 2014 to Feature Keynote Presentations from Airbus and the Veterans Health Administration
RFID Journal's 12th annual conference and exhibition will be held on Apr. 8-10 in Orlando, Fla.
- OhioHealth Tests System for Tracking Hand-Hygiene Compliance
A trial of RFID-enabled hand-washing stations has allowed supervisors to view usage and takes steps to promote compliance, while personnel can view their own performance and that of their colleagues.
- RFID News Roundup
Phychips unveils new Arete RFID readers for phones, tablets; Zebra's Zatar IoT cloud platform to integrate with Entigral's TraxWare software; Ekahau's RTLS reduces emergency response times at Danish elder-care center; NiceLabel acquires its North American distributor, Niceware International; Nor-Lea Hospital District to enhance patient flow via Versus RTLS.
- Marshall University Researchers Foresee a 'Perfect Storm' for RFID in Health Care
RFID technology is competing for the attention of hospital IT departments, a study says, but when deployed, it can reduce costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars, and benefit hospitals experiencing growth due to the Affordable Care Act.
- 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.