- Utah Valley Regional Medical Center to Run Pilot With IR-RFID Tags
As the hospital tests the system's ability to track patients, staff and assets, it also plans to check for any potential electromagnetic interference that may disrupt medical equipment.
- Australian Sheep Farmers Explore RFID's Benefits
Six sites in the state of Victoria are working with the Department of Primary Industries to demonstrate the economic benefits of using RFID tags to identify individual animals.
- EV3 Uses RFID to Streamline Inventory
The medical device maker has realized important business benefits by employing RFID to track its stock of stents and other products used for treating vascular diseases.
- GS1 Canada Revamps RFID Policy Forum
The updated forum will work to encourage discussion about all aspects of RFID-based electronic business processes, as well as provide the public with facts and research.
- New RFID Study Finds No Interference With Medical Devices
Researchers at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and systems integrator BlueBean found no incidents of electromagnetic interference from passive UHF RFID systems.
- Study Finds RFID Interferes With Medical Equipment
The prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association published a study in today's online edition that documents how 125 KHz and 868 MHz RFID systems interfered with medical equipment. The study by Amsterdam-based researchers recommends site interference tests be performed before any potential RFID installation.
- Researchers Warn RFID May Disrupt Medical Equipment
Experts not involved with the study note that there have been no reports of injuries caused by electromagnetic interference with medical devices, though they do recommend further study.
- Cephalon Moves Ahead With Its RFID E-pedigree Plans
In the latest phase of its RFID deployment, the drugmaker is serializing cardboard shipping containers by means of EPC Gen 2 tags.
- Covidien to Pilot Its RFID-enabled System This Summer
Using passive high-frequency tags, the company's contrast media delivery system for CT scans will alert radiology technicians if they inadvertently try to administer an expired or previously used syringe.
- At Metro's New Future Store, RFID Helps Assure Meat Quality
The company's Real Future Store is using EPC Gen 2 tags to track individual packages of meat, ensuring its display cases are well stocked, and that no one buys expired products.
- Industry Opinion Favors RFID for Drug E-pedigree
Comments received by the FDA show a preference for RFID technology—generally EPC—for a pharmaceutical e-pedigree identification system, with 2-D bar-coding as a backup.
- VeriChip to Place Implantable Division on Block
Once the RFID systems provider completes the recently announced sale of its Xmark subsidiary, it plans to sell the rest of its assets.
- Shawnee Mission Medical Center Expands Pediatric Tracking
The hospital has upgraded its 10-year-old system for tracking young patients, and also plans to begin tagging assets.
- Newest Drug Pedigree Proposal Highlights RFID
A bill introduced in the US House of Representatives calls for the establishment of drug pedigree and identification standards, and directs federal officials to assess RFID's suitability for meeting them. The new legislation, however, appears to duplicate requirements set forth in the PDMA and the FDA Amendments Act of 2007.
- Asset Tracking Underway at WakeMed Cary Hospital
The multi-facility operator launches an RFID system at its Cary hospital, with plans to expand to Raleigh and other locations.