- Health-Care Provider Survey Quantifies RTLS Uptake, Interest
A new study from KLAS Research shows that about one-third of tech-savvy health-care organizations currently use real-time location systems, but that more than half are completely unfamiliar with RTLS solutions.
- RTLS Offers Novel Approach to Dementia Research
Researchers are analyzing links between how dementia patients move and the progression of the disease. RTLS patient wristbands and readers at assisted living facilities collect data researchers hope will lead to improved patient care and early detection.
- RFID Gives Dementia Patients Their Freedom
Thanks to passive tags sewed into clothing, residents at risk for wandering away from the Shady Palms assisted-living facility no longer need to be confined to a secured area.
- Urodynamix, Motion Computing Team Up on RFID-enabled Diagnostic Device
RFID helps protect patients against possible infection by ensuring that disposable components utilized with the diagnostic device are not reused.
- Chip-size Passive RFID Tag Promises Long Range
Tagent's ultra-wideband (UWB) RFID system will be piloted in a medical laboratory, where it will track the locations of blood specimens in real time.
- Digital Angel Announces Active Tags for Livestock
The company's new r.Tag has a 100-foot read range, making it possible for a meat producer to not only identify hundreds of animals simultaneously, but also pinpoint their locations.
- Tan Tock Seng Hospital Uses RFID to Take Patient Temperatures
One of Singapore's busiest health-care facilities finds that the system improves patient care, reduces labor costs and provides better clinical data.
- Infrared/RFID Tags Help Anne Arundel Medical Center Reduce Labor Costs
The Maryland hospital is deploying Versus Technology's hybrid system to help it accurately locate equipment throughout its facility.
- Northwest Food Industry Examines RFID's Potential
Oregon State University, the state's agriculture department and the Northwest Food Processors Association are working to help the food industry deploy RFID successfully.
- RFID Helps St. Joseph's Keep an Eye on Cold Storage
The N.Y. hospital is using an AeroScout solution to track the temperatures inside its refrigerators, thereby reducing labor costs and improving the safety of the blood, vaccines and other items stored within.
- RFID Helps Diagnose Early Dementia
A system developed by researchers at the University of South Florida wanted to determine if an RFID-based system could be used as a diagnosis tool by tracking and analyzing a patient's movements.
- Ohio Hospital to Install RTLS Covering 5 Million Square Feet
Ekahau's system will enable the Ohio State University Medical Center to track assets, patients, employees and temperatures throughout its 40 buildings.
- 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.