Medical University of South Carolina Expands RFID Solution

By Minda Zetlin

The hospital complex is tracking 20,000 medical devices to ensure the equipment is available when needed and reduce capital spending.

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The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), in Charleston, consists of four hospital buildings spread over a five-block area. An Equipment Distribution Center (EDC) staffed by six employees serves all four buildings. The EDC provides thousands of movable devices—such as infusion pumps, heating and cooling devices, pulse oximeter monitors and bladder scanners—to the various hospital units, 24 hours a day. Until a couple of years ago, its meth...

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