- RTLS Goes Mainstream with New Ekahau Deal
RTLS solution provider Ekahau yesterday announced its award of a three-year preferred provider agreement with University HealthSystem Consortium, a group purchasing organization representing almost 300 academic medical centers and affiliated hospitals. The agreement signals RTLS's move into the healthcare technology mainstream.
- Japanese Publisher Sees RFID as a Cure for Overstocks
Shogakukan is applying EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to its home medical dictionaries to reduce overordering by book retailers, and to expedite returns.
- Airbus, Emirates SkyCargo to Present at RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East 2009
At the event, to be held Jan. 5-7 in Dubai, industry leaders will reveal how to improve operational efficiencies.
- Mary Washington Hospital to Deploy RFID Facility-Wide
The 442-bed Virginia facility will utilize the system to track the locations of hundreds of cardiac telemetry units and other assets, as well as to monitor refrigerator temperatures.
- For Improving Elderly Care, RFID is on the Button
Five facilities in Nottingham, England, are sewing RFID-enabled buttons to clothing of dementia patients as a discreet way of making sure garments don't get mixed up.
- Laredo's Water Department Uses RFID to Maintain Law and Order
Thanks to active RFID tags embedded in seals, combined with motion detectors and video cameras, the Texas city can respond quickly to any threat to its water-treatment plant.
- Belgian Hospitals Use RFID to Track Temperatures, Assets and Patients
St. Trudo and Jan Yperman are utilizing AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based active RFID system not only to monitor patient or asset locations, but also to track the temperature of equipment or supplies, or the status of wheelchairs and other items.
- Florida Hospital to Use RFID to Track Implantable Cardiac Devices
The facility expects to lower costs and improve patient care, thanks to a solution combining WaveMark's 13.56 MHz passive RFID system with Lumedx billing software.
- Microsoft Partners With Implantable RFID Chip Maker VeriChip
Users of VeriChip's VeriMed technology can now utilize a Microsoft HealthVault account to access and manage their personal health data stored in the VeriMed database.
- Cisco Testing, Deploying RFID on Multiple Fronts
The networking and communications equipment company has been exploring how RFID can help it to improve supply chain management, asset tracking and usage, and reverse logistics.
- NXP Introducing New LF Chip for Livestock, Asset Tracking
Compliant with the ISO 11784 and 11785 standards, the new IC offers an anti-collision algorithm so multiple tags can be read simultaneously, and read-write speeds that are twice as fast as those supported by other LF chips.
- Avery Dennison Debuts Extra-Durable High-Memory EPC Gen 2 Tag
An oil refinery is using the company's new AD-902 tag to help it track personnel and assets during emergencies.
- RFID Helps Promote Healthy Pregnancies
In Dundee, Scotland, pregnant women blow into a device to verify they have not been smoking, then present an RFID card to record their success and receive a reward.
- RFID-based System Tracked Victims of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike
The state of Texas employed EPC Gen 2 tags, GPS and bar-coding to monitor the process of evacuating individuals—particular the elderly, sick or disabled—who lacked access to transportation during the storms.
- Healthcare, Pharma Industries to Increase RFID Spending
Market research from Kalorama Information predicts the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries will significantly increase their investments in RFID technology in the next five years. RFID sales for 2008 are valued at $474 million in healthcare and $70 million in pharmaceutical.