RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Aug 22, 2019

RFID in Health Care 2019

August 22, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

In the health-care field, hospitals and other medical facilities are employing RFID to improve patient safety, increase asset utilization with real-time tracking, boost revenue with automated billing and reduce medical errors using track-and-match applications. This virtual event will feature health-care providers sharing real-world case studies that reveal the business benefits of RFID technology.


22 Aug, 2019 11:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
22 Aug, 2019 11:05 am
Increasing Efficiencies by Using RFID to Track Assets

Several years ago, a hospital began employing radio frequency identification as a means of obtaining accurate real-time visibility regarding patients, staff members and assets. Hear how the company employs RFID asset tags to provide increased supply chain efficiency, resulting in capital purchase savings and lowered rental costs. The presenter will also discuss how real-time location system (RTLS) technology has reduced the firm’s annual operating costs, including equipment inventory, in terms of process improvement.

22 Aug, 2019 11:40 am
Reducing Costs With RFID

A 400-bed medical center put in place a logical-unit-of-measure (LUM) program to automate its supply chain with RFID-enabled management-automation solutions for general and high-value supplies. Taking a case-study approach, this presentation will discuss the transformation process that occurred at the firm, and will outline specific improvements achieved through the implementation of the RFID-based automated system. Learn how the facility used RFID to realign staff duties, reduce the instances of expired and damaged supplies, and decrease carrying and operating costs.

22 Aug, 2019 12:05 pm
Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Getting the Most Out of Your RFID Implementation

A regional Medical Center currently has more than 6,000 asset tags and 100 temperature tags in use that provide location and temperature information anywhere within its 5 million square feet of wireless coverage. In this session, hear about the lessons learned and best practices derived five years into the program. Beyond basic asset tracking, learn how the firm is working to get the most out of the location information being collected.

22 Aug, 2019 12:35 pm
Automating Operations in the ER With RFID

A 500-bed, acute care hospital has implemented an RFID-enabled solution to automatically track patients in its emergency department. The system visualizes patient flow by automatically identifying the location and status of patients and equipment without requiring manual updates by the ER staff. In this session, hear how the implementation of automatic patient tracking has improved workflow visibility and automation for the busy emergency department. Learn how the hospital integrated additional patient and order status information creating a centralized workflow communication and management portal for the ER, transforming the efficiency of the department.

22 Aug, 2019 12:55 pm
Closing Remarks