Managing Medical Device Loan Kits via RFID

By Doug

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In Australia and New Zealand, the orthopedic implant industry is successfully using RFID to manage loan-kit, or short-term consignment, of medical devices. Initially installed by medical device companies, the project was ultimately extended to include hospitals. The use of RFID prevents the shipment of incomplete kits or expired items to hospitals and increases a manufacturer’s ability to manage urgent shipment requests. Learn how the technology creates a clear record of chain of custody, providing complete, accurate and transparent data, and how it reduces disputes surrounding item usage between suppliers and hospitals.