- Palex Medical Launches RFID System for Tracking Surgical Supplies
The solution includes an RFID-enabled locking cabinet and a Kanban supply-management system, the latter of which is being used by Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus.
- Consortium Pilot Finds RFID Improves Efficiency of Blood Supply Chain
The Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium is seeking 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the blood-tracking solutions it developed, which technology provider S3Edge intends to market to blood banks, clinics and hospitals.
- Promedon Boosts Efficiency and Accuracy of Surgical Supply Shipments
The maker of surgical implants and prostheses is employing EPC passive UHF RFID tags and readers to streamline the tracking of outgoing and incoming orders for hospitals.
- Information Mediary Corp. Developing NFC Version of Its Drug-Tracking Products
The company's eCAP and Med-ic offerings are used to help monitor medication usage during clinical trials, by transmitting data indicating when pills are removed from a vial or blister pack.
- Burlington Medical Supplies Adds RFID Tags to Its X-ray Aprons
Passive EPC UHF tags allow users to track the locations and inspection histories of the protective garments used by hospital staff.
- RTLS to Aid Geisinger's Hospitals in Tracking Assets
The Pennsylvania organization's two largest facilities are installing TeleTracking Technologies software and CenTrak hardware to help staff more easily locate equipment, as well as reduce logistics and inventory costs.
- Shands Cuts Equipment Search Time by 98 Percent
The University of Florida hospital is now testing a temperature-tracking solution after installing AeroScout technology to track equipment at three facilities.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal LIVE! 2013
RFID Journal's 11th annual conference will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 200 technology companies.
- VA to Reassess Contract, Proposals for Nationwide RTLS Deployments
In a decision regarding a protest filed by IBM, the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office requested that the Department of Veterans Affairs reconsider vendor proposals, based on specific changes to its assessment procedures.
- Large Spanish Hospital Adopts RFID to Manage Patients, Assets
University Hospital of Valencia (La Fe) is using ZigBee-based RFID tags and readers to help improve the efficiency and quality of patient care, as well as reduce the risk of errors.
- Texas Ophthalmology Clinics to Address Wait Times With RTLS
The Key-Whitman Eye Center is installing a hybrid IR and RFID system from Versus to reduce patients' wait times and visit lengths.
- Marlin Steel Introduces RFID-Enabled Baskets to Aid Manufacturing
The system is designed to increase visibility in the assembly process, to track components' locations and to ensure that a company has the correct quantity of parts on hand.
- 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.