The Benefits of Tracking Implants via RFID

By Doug

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Stryker Orthopaedics uses RFID to manage medical device implants, including artificial hips and knees, as they travel to 38 regional distribution centers and then to and from hospitals. St. Elizabeth Medical Center is tracking stents, pacemakers and other devices at its cardiology lab with passive UHF RFID. Learn how Stryker cut device kit check-in times by 60 percent and reduced overtime pay, and how St. Elizabeth used RFID to enable $1.3 million in savings from bulk device purchases.