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RFID News Roundup

IntelliGuard, Epic offer RFID inventory system for anesthesiologists; Malaysia rolls out Touch 'n Go RFID-based toll-collection system; Tencent Cloud, STMicroelectronics partner on LoRaWAN IoT platform in China; Resideo joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors; Industrial Internet Consortium intros service to facilitate IIoT deployments; SiFive, CEVA provide machine-learning processors for Internet of Things, more.
By Rich Handley
Jan 09, 2020

Presented here are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: IntelliGuard, Epic; the Malaysian Highway Authority, Touch 'n Go; Tencent Cloud, STMicroelectronics; Resideo Technologies, the Zigbee Alliance; the Industrial Internet Consortium; SiFive, and CEVA.

IntelliGuard, Epic Offer RFID Inventory System for Anesthesiologists

IntelliGuard has announced the integration of its IntelliGuard Anesthesia solution with Epic, an electronic medical record provider. With this integration, IntelliGuard's RFID tracking technology for anesthesiologists will now be connected to Epic's software.

"The health-care industry is notoriously known for creating disjointed workflows and time-consuming steps for caregivers at all levels, including anesthesiology providers," IntelliGuard noted in a press release. "Because systems from different departments fail to communicate with each other, providers are forced to shift most of their focus from patient care to administrative work."

To improve communication and create greater efficiencies in operating rooms, IntelliGuard's Intelligent Inventory solutions offer real-time inventory monitoring and analysis, eliminating the need for manual tracking. With the integration of IntelliGuard Anesthesia and Epic's offerings, the companies explain, anesthesiologists and pharmacists can accurately track medications, including controlled substances, after they have been dispensed.

According to the companies, RFID provides deeper insight into when a medication was dispensed, as well as the amount administered to a patient, which patient received the drug and any allergies associated with his or her condition. With a passive workflow, health-care professionals can streamline medication management and increase the amount of time employees devote to patient care.

"IntelliGuard is continuously dedicated to eliminating pain points and frustrations of siloed workflows in the operating room," said Gordon Krass, IntelliGuard's president and CEO, in a prepared statement. "Barcode technology can only account for roughly two-thirds of medication inventory at a time, which simply isn't enough to ensure hospitals have an accurate pulse on medication utilization and inventory. Our automated inventory tracking and analysis via RFID, paired with Epic, will provide deeper and more reliable visibility and accountability for anesthesiology and pharmacy departments from start to finish."

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