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RFID Journal covers RFID health care technologies and applications that allow hospitals to track assets, monitor patients, automate payments and increase profitability.

RFID News Roundup

PragmatIC intros new RFID and NFC solutions ••• Fujitsu announces partnership with Positek to grow RFID market in North America ••• Atlas RFID announces open API, Oracle P6 integration ••• Antelop Solutions adds VISA token support for NFC mobile wallet platform ••• Identiv, DTC expand global distribution of smart-card readers and credentials ••• Sponge system from Haldor Advanced Technologies enhances patient safety at Cambridge Health Alliance ••• Weir Oil & Gas launches RFID-based asset-management system ••• Honeywell vehicle tag enables secure data transactions for toll collecting.

Health Care Case Studies

RFID Provides Tissue-Tracking Gains for Hospitals

St. Dominic's, in Jackson, Miss., and North Kansas City Hospital are both using an RFID-enabled tissue- and implant-tracking system that includes TrackCore software to manage each item's location and status, as well as Terso RFID-enabled cabinets and coolers.

Health Care Features

RFID Trends: What's Ahead in 2017, Part 1

Leading solution providers speak out on the business and technology issues that will impact adoption in the near future.

Health Care Editor's Notes

New RFID Journal Awards

We have revised the categories to better reflect the current trends in RFID deployments.

Health Care Expert Views

The Differences Between RFID and RTLS

While both help in identifying particular locations, there are various differences between the two technologies.

Health Care Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Health Care How To Articles

How to Conduct a Successful Proof-of-Concept

This important test will help you determine how best to use RFID to solve your problems.

Health Care Videos

Health Care White Papers

  • The Missing Link in Health Care
    Published September 2017
    Medical professionals constantly seek new and better treatments for acute and chronic conditions, but patients don't always stick to treatment plans. Vodafone explains how the Internet of Things can help to solve this problem, and how connected medical devices encourage patients to follow treatment plans by providing them and their care providers with individualized health data. (8 pages)
  • Case Study: Tracking Medical Devices With RFID
    Published February 2017
    East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) implemented radio frequency identification technology to track medical assets at its three medical equipment libraries. The use of RFID has considerably reduced the amount of time clinical and engineering personnel spend searching for devices, while improving equipment utilization levels, increasing patient safety and helping to drive down the need for ad-hoc device hires. (4 pages)
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