- Tufts Medical Center Saved $1.5 Million With RFID
The hospital's cloud-based inventory-management system has reduced inventory and purchasing costs by providing better data about items consumed within its procedure rooms.
- Massachusetts General Expands RFID System for Inventory Management
The hospital plans to install additional RFID-enabled cabinets after the system has achieved a significant ROI in interventional radiology.
- Grand Rapids Library Adopts UHF RFID Technology
The Michigan library believes it is the first public system to use UHF RFID in North America, enabling it to speed up checkout, track check-in, provide security and manage inventory.
- Omni-ID Introduces Printable On-Metal RFID Labels
The company's new thin inlays, models IQ 400 and IQ 600, are available as adhesive labels that can be printed and encoded on a thermal printer. Several companies are now testing the tags.
- Hong Kong Union Hospital Adopts RFID Temperature Sensors for Pediatric Patients
The system enables the children to have a better night's sleep, and also provides nurses with real-time readings of temperature and other vital signs.
- Haus Desiree Uses RTLS to Keep an Eye on Nursing Home Residents
The German facility utilizes a solution from Ekahau and HealthCarion to track the locations of residents, ensure that they do not wander and send messages to staff members if a resident requires help.
- RFID Brings Breast Cancer Awareness to Facebook
Participants in Susan G. Komen for the Cure's three-day, 60-mile events wear EPC Gen 2 RFID tags that link to Facebook pages, to update friends and family members about their progress.
- Group Health Reinvents Patient Care With RTLS
The health-care provider's new clinic, equipped with a CenTrak hybrid IR and active RFID system and Intelligent Insites software platform, eliminates the need for waiting rooms, lab visits and trips to the pharmacy.
- Hospital Pharmacy Keeps Emergency Medication Kits in Check
The University of Maryland Medical Center's solution, from Kit Check, employs an RFID reader station to identify which medications are loaded onto a crash cart's tray, and which require replenishment.
- Veterans Affairs Implementing RTLS Across Seven Midwest Hospitals
The facilities, located in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, are installing six different types of real-time location systems, as well as passive RFID tags and other auto-ID technologies, with all data managed by Intelligent InSites software on a single platform.
- RFID Journal Announces Final Agenda for RFID in Health Care 2012
The event will focus on educating health-care providers about how radio frequency identification technology is helping to improve patient safety and operations.
- Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin Tracks Asset Locations Via Passive EPC Tags
The Texas hospital is the first to use a low-priced solution from U.S Med-Equip that involves bar-code scanners, handheld UHF readers and a hosted server.
- New York Hospital Queens Tests RFID Inventory System
The acute-care facility has installed LogiTag's Smart Cabinets and StockBox to automate the management of medical devices and consumables.
- FDA Issues Proposed Rules for Unique Identification System for Medical Devices
The medical manufacturing and health-care industries have 120 days to comment on the new rules, which will require many medical devices to carry a printed text identification number and bar-code label or RFID tag ID that would be stored on an FDA database.
- Motorola to Broaden Handheld Reader Portfolio With Psion Acquisition
The $200 million purchase of the handheld computer company opens channels for Motorola's product offerings to meet the needs of industrial and rugged-environment use cases.