- 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.
- RFID Fills a Need for Dentists
Carestream Dental's solution includes HF tags and readers to automate the process of accessing digital X-rays images for a particular patient.
- Karmanos Cancer Institute Seeks to Eliminate Bottlenecks Via RTLS
The center's new clinic has begun using Versus' real-time location system to track the location and status of patients and staff members, with the goal of improving patient flow and reducing wait times.
- New Health-care Fund Invests in RFID
The Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund has invested $7.5 million in RTLS company Awarepoint, which also received an additional $6.5 million from its existing investors.
- Stanley Healthcare Solutions Acquires Wi-Fi-based RTLS Company AeroScout
With the acquisition, Stanley plans to add real-time location system functionality to future versions of its patient- and asset-tracking solutions for health-care and industrial environments.
- Registration Now Open for RFID in Health Care 2012
The event will focus on helping health-care providers understand how the technology can assist them in improving patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies.
- European Companies Prepare to Roll Out RFID-Enabled Wheels
A solution developed by pureSpekt and noFilis will enable users of trolleys and other rolling carts to track items' locations via passive EPC UHF tags and readers.
- Navizon's Cloud-based RTLS Service Tracks Wi-Fi Tags, Devices
The company's I.T.S. solution is designed to help users monitor the locations of people and assets indoors, via nodes that read Wi-Fi transmissions from smartphones, laptops and RFID tags.
- Johns Hopkins' New Facility Tracks Food, Assets, Staff
Versus IR/RFID hybrid technology enables the hospital to know the locations of its equipment and employees, as well as automated carts transporting food, with a goal of improving efficiency.