- Hackensack Meridian Health Expands BLE Wayfinding to Jersey Shore
One of New Jersey's largest health-care companies is using location-based data from a Connexient solution to provide its patients and visitors with automated wayfinding that can be integrated with their health records and appointments app.
- Drug Company Automates RFID Tagging of Compounded Products
Nephron Pharmaceuticals is making its own RFID-enabled labels to attach to each compounded syringe products it sells to hospitals and health-care providers, so that they can be tracked from the point of shipment to patient bedsides.
- Hospital's Hand-Hygiene Rate Doubles With RTLS Technology
Marin General Hospital has raised its compliance rate from 45 percent to 77 percent via an RFID solution from SwipeSense, and is now using the same technology to track assets.
- NFC Helps Track Medication Use in Clinical Trials
Schreiner MediPharm has released its Smart Vial Kit for clinical trial testing, which uses printed electronics to capture and store sensor data related to when a medical device was removed, as well as NFC technology to transmit that data for review and analysis on an app.
- RFID Tracks Elderly Care Participants and Staff, Onsite and Off
In the event of an emergency, Senior TLC is employing mobile RFID readers at mustering stations off the facility grounds to ensure the safety of its members and personnel, while active and passive RFID tracks the locations of individuals and care bags throughout the building.
- Medical Clinic Cuts Patient Wait Times By 75 Percent
Oregon Medical Group's RTLS solution from Intelligent InSites, using Centrak's Gen 2 IR and RFID technology, has enabled nearly 500 patients daily to proceed directly to examination rooms, and to be seen by doctors faster—and, on average, for five minutes longer.
- RFID Cuts Worker Alert Response Time in Half
Gilbane Building Co. has reduced the amount of time it takes to respond to a worker's help call by about 91 percent, using an RFID solution from Triax to automatically detect a potential injury and issue an alert with that individual's location to the medics onsite.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2018 Report, Part 2
RFID Journal's 16th annual conference and exhibition was held last month. View the presentations from the event's main-conference sessions and the RFID Journal Awards.
- RFID Duck Fits the Bill for Caretakers Comforting Kids With Cancer
The RFID-enabled My Special Aflac Duck uses Sproutel technology to help young cancer patients convey their feelings with RFID-tagged emoji tokens, an IV kit and a soundscape-triggering rocket.
- Florida Fire and Rescue Supplier Extends Visibility via RFID
The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District, using RFID tagging services from supplier QuadMed and a solution from Silent Partner Technologies, has reduced its inventory spending by 30 percent, while the Broward County Sheriff's Fire and Rescue Office plans to track the goods it uses and sells for emergency services.
- 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.
- RFID Solution Cuts Scrubs Costs for Virginia Hospital
LewisGale Medical Center has saved approximately $40,000 in scrub inventory expenses by managing the use of the medical-procedure uniforms with Autovalet Systems' CabiNet RFID Scrub Dispensers and DressCode software.
- Integration Brings Wi-Fi-Enabled Data from Pumps to RTLS
Stanley Healthcare is offering integration with Baxter infusion pumps so that users of the MobileView RTLS solution can track each pump's location and status without RFID tags.
- RFID Helps Link Penguin Swimming Rates to Bumblefoot Infections
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has equipped 13 of its penguins with RFID tags and installed readers at swimming pools, in order to determine how much time the aquatic birds spend in the water and correlate that data with the presence of lesions growing on their feet.
- Polish Cancer Center Tracks Drug Temperatures via a Real-Time NFC-enabled Solution
The system, from Bluog and Utz Group, includes NFC-enabled data-loggers, Near Field Communication readers attached to containers, and a cellular or Wi-Fi connection to software managing the read data.