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  • Straumann USA Adopts Rain RFID Storage for Dental Inventory
    Published October 2016
    Straumann USA provides solutions for implant dentistry and dental tissue regeneration. Terso Solutions explains how it provided the firm with an automated inventory-management system designed to decrease costs, maximize efficiencies, establish unique sales channels, provide real-time inventory visibility, ensure product integrity and enhance the customer experience. (3 pages)
  • Case Study: Theatre Kitting With RFID
    Published October 2016
    Ordering and preparing materials for scheduled and emergency procedures is a key process that takes up a large proportion of hospitals' clinical time. By pioneering the use of RFID technology to centralize and streamline the management of theatre supplies, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (CUH) has freed up time for clinical personnel, optimized stock holding and minimized waste. Harland Simon explains how its RFID Discovery Inventory system tracks items used for operations with passive RFID labels and interfaces with CUH's inventory database, enabling the hospital to accurately record usage for each operation and ensure reliable inventory replenishment. (6 pages)
  • RFID: The Cure for the Clinical Trial Blues
    Published April 2016
    RFID is making its way into a growing number of industries as the technology matures. New markets are developing rapidly, especially in the world of clinical trials, where RFID could help speed medications to market and reduce drug-development costs by making trials more efficient and accurate. Terso Solutions' Joe Pleshek explains how RFID can provide frequent verification of clinical drugs at each stage of a trial, account for who removed or dispensed product from storage, and track subject assignment, timestamps and environmental conditions. (7 pages)
  • Strategies for Ensuring Integrity for Medical Tissues and Devices
    Published April 2016
    Recent advances in medical device technology, surgical procedures and tissue preservation are revolutionizing the health-care industry. However, this expanded capability requires an equally sophisticated system to track devices, prosthetics and tissues as they move through the supply chain; a mistake or shortfall can have serious consequences. Terso Solutions's Joe Pleshek explains how RFID technologies can offer near-real-time item-level visibility, safely and securely. (9 pages)
  • Embedded RFID for Medical Devices
    Published February 2016
    Embedded RFID has become a game-changing technology that medical manufacturers and health-care providers are using to satisfy some of their most pressing needs. This white paper, from Jadak, identifies key challenges facing manufacturers of medical devices and supplies, and explains how embedded RFID technology is being leveraged to overcome those challenges in a way that enhances safety and reliability, increases revenue and brand equity, and reduces operating costs. (7 pages)
  • What RAIN RFID Brings to the Internet of Things
    Published December 2015
    Growth of the Internet of Things is forecast to exceed that of other connected devices. Estimates predict the resulting economic value-add that businesses will derive may be as high as $1.9 trillion, with adoption being led by retail, manufacturing and health care. The RAIN RFID Alliance explains how RAIN RFID, as an essential building block of the IoT, can enable many new applications and business models, as well as make them affordable and practical. (7 pages)
  • New Internet of Things Application Enables Elderly to Live Longer Independently at Home
    Published November 2015
    Senior citizens often prefer to live at home longer since that is the environment they are used to. But if something happens to them, will they be able to alert someone and seek assistance? GreenPeak Technologies' Cees Links explains his company's solution to the problem, the Sensara Senior Lifestyle System, an IoT service application that utilizes sensors, communication and smart cloud technologies. (3 pages)
  • RFID for Pharmacy Tag Report
    Published December 2014
    Radio frequency identification is becoming a common topic in pharmacy automation conversations. Kit Check has been testing RFID tags for years to identify which work best in pharmacy settings, and has published its findings in this document. The report includes scientific tag test results, a discussion of what to look for in an RFID tag, and how to avoid common implementation mistakes. (17 pages)
  • Improving Patient Safety and Hospital Efficiency With RFID and RTLS Technologies
    Published July 2013
    Health-care facilities employ radio frequency identification and real-time location systems to identify, locate and monitor patients, visitors, staff members, assets and equipment. These technologies improve safety, enhance the quality of care, reduce financial waste and foster patient satisfaction. This white paper, written by Schneider Electric's Steve Nibbelink, provides guidance about how RFID and RTLS can be leveraged though integration with security control and monitoring systems.
  • Healthcare and the Impact of the Internet of Things
    Published January 2013
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly evolving to encompass more than just inanimate objects. Health care is a prime area in which process automation can bring great benefits. While automation is key, it is not the only parameter that defines the IoT, and this paper, by Steve Halliday and Clive Hohberger of the AIM Internet of Things committee, highlights some of the actions currently being undertaken as the IoT develops. (5 pages)
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