- GE Announces Plans to Develop RFID-Guided Robots for Managing Surgical Tools
Scientists at GE Global Research will spend two years developing a prototype system for VA hospitals, using RFID to help automate the process of transporting, cleaning and storing surgical tools.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 to Feature Nine Preconference and Four New Post-conference Seminars
The company's 11th annual conference and exhibition will include seminars and workshops focused on RFID's use in various industries.
- VA Re-awards $543 Million RTLS Contract to HP
HP Enterprise Services has regained its contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide real-time location system technology to VA medical centers nationwide, following a reevaluation ordered by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
- ODIN, Acquired by Quake Global, Releases iPad-based Solution
The company is marketing its EasyID system for the iPad tablet to health-care providers and other organizations, to help them track asset inspections via an RFID reader wand.
- New Solution From Stanley Healthcare, GetWellNetwork Helps Keep Hospital Patients Informed
The system, already in use at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, combines Stanley's RTLS RFID technology with GetWellNetwork's Interactive Patient Care platform.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 to Feature IEEE RFID 2013 Colocated Event
The 11th annual conference and exhibition will host the IEEE Technical Committee's RFID event for the fifth year running.
- Pilots of CSL's Battery-Assisted Passive UHF RFID Card Underway
Several dozen sites, including a large U.S. retailer and a private school in India, are testing the company's tag, which offers a read range of up to 80 feet without obstructions, and about 15 feet when attached to a person's body.
- Avery Dennison Expands Its Monza 5 Tag Family
Three new tags join two existing models—all made with Impinj's Monza 5 chip—resulting in a lineup intended to provide greater versatility with a variety of sizes and, in some cases, longer read ranges.
- Emergency Medical Services Providers Try New Equipment-Managing RFID Solution
The system, offered by a nationwide equipment servicer, will enable ambulance crews to verify that the correct equipment is loaded into their vehicles, and to view an alert if anything is being left behind in the field.
- Ann Arbor VA Hospital Tracks Lab Supplies Via RFID
WaveMark's smart cabinets and read stations enable the Michigan medical center to monitor where its lab products are located, when they are used on a patient and when they may be due to expire.
- Robotic RFID Reader Automates Inventory Tracking
Hanmi's PRISMA system features a motorized EPC UHF interrogator that travels along a rail to automatically locate and count products within a warehouse, DC or retail store.
- Bahrain's King Hamad University Hospital Adopts Comprehensive RFID and RTLS Solution
The system combines Wi-Fi RTLS with UHF and HF passive RFID technologies and wireless sensors on a single platform, to track patients, staff members, equipment, medications and temperatures within the new state-of-the-art facility.
- Palex Medical Launches RFID System for Tracking Surgical Supplies
The solution includes an RFID-enabled locking cabinet and a Kanban supply-management system, the latter of which is being used by Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus.
- Consortium Pilot Finds RFID Improves Efficiency of Blood Supply Chain
The Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium is seeking 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the blood-tracking solutions it developed, which technology provider S3Edge intends to market to blood banks, clinics and hospitals.
- Promedon Boosts Efficiency and Accuracy of Surgical Supply Shipments
The maker of surgical implants and prostheses is employing EPC passive UHF RFID tags and readers to streamline the tracking of outgoing and incoming orders for hospitals.