- HCA North Florida Expands Its RTLS to Track Patients
The hospital group, having already deployed active RFID to monitor the whereabouts of movable assets, will use the technology to keep tabs on its patients.
- Local Hospital Spearheads Mexico's Digital-Hospital Initiative
The health-care facility, located in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, is installing a Wi-Fi-based RFID system to track patients, staff and assets, as well as improve patient care.
- USDA Approves Implantable RFID Tag to Track Horses
The passive tag is now more aligned with international requirements for tracking animals, and is designed to help the agency's National Animal Identification System keep tabs on disease outbreaks.
- Microsoft to Showcase RFID-Enabled Applications at EPC Connection 2007
The software giant and its partners will demonstrate several ready-to-deploy, RFID-enabled applications at the conference, to be held Oct. 2-4, in Chicago.
- RFID Medical Cabinets Evaluated in New Benchmark
RFID solutions provider ODIN technologies today released the tenth in its series of RFID hardware benchmarks. Entitled , this one addresses the burgeoning market for RFID medical cabinets and shares the results of performance analysis ODIN conducted on three particular products.
- Gentag to Commercialize Super RFID Technology
Until now, the long-range real-time location system has been utilized solely by the military, but Gentag hopes to develop the tag for use in the private sector, to pinpoint people and objects up to 12 miles away.
- VeriChip Defends the Safety of Implanted RFID Tags
There is no evidence, the company maintains, to support the notion that implanting RFID chips in animals or humans causes tumors.
- Animal RFID Chip Implants Linked to Cancer
This weekend the Associated Press broke a story suggesting a link between VeriChip's implantable chip technology in animals and the formation of cancerous tumors. The story has been picked up widely, from the mainstream media to pet publications to tech blogs. Following is what the RFID industry needs to know.
- BloodCenter of Wisconsin to Study RFID's Effect on Blood
The testing will be part of an ongoing initiative to develop RFID standards for labeling and tracking the blood supply chain, from donor to patient.
- Dutch Agency Employs RFID to Track Social Services
Werk aan de Wijk is using NFC-enabled cell phones and 13.56 MHz RFID cards to dispense aid and receive payment for it.
- RF Technologies, OSI Integrate RFID-Generated Alerts With Telephony
A single IP handset can receive alerts emitted by RFID devices, as well as fire and smoke detectors, and can also be used to receive and place phone calls.
- Med Distributor Converts to Gen2 RFID for Item Tracking
MBA Grupo, a leading Spanish medical products distributor, is converting its warehouse facilities to track all items with Gen2 RFID. The company is capturing product serial numbers and expiration dates during shipping and receiving, and plans to extend RFID reading to its hospital customers for stock management.
- Maryland Dialysis Center Prepares for Tag-Implantation Project
The Independent Dialysis Foundation hopes the trial, carried out in conjunction with VeriChip, will help spare its patients from unnecessary procedures and medications.
- RFID to Cure Detroit Hospital Device-Tracking Ailments
The DMC Harper University Hospital, part of the Detroit Medical Center in Michigan, will install an RFID deployment to track the institution's growing number of medical devices. The chosen solution is called iRISupply from Mobile Aspects of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Aggressive Sales Growth Predicted for Passive Tags in North America
Frost & Sullivan expects a compound annual growth rate of 21.5 percent during the next six years, spurred in part by increased adoption in Canada.