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RFID in Health Care 2013 Report

RFID Journal recently held its ninth conference focused on the health-care sector. View the presentations from the conference.
By RFID Journal
Dec 15, 2013

In the medical field, radio frequency identification is a valuable tool for improving asset-utilization rates and patient outcomes, reducing the incidence of lost or stolen equipment, decreasing the amount of time nurses spend searching for missing items, and more. With that in mind, RFID in Health Care, RFID Journal's ninth conference focused on this sector, was designed to help hospital and clinic executives considering RFID deployments at their facilities to make the best implementation decisions, by presenting case studies from medical end users that have already deployed the technology.

This year's RFID in Health Care event was held on Dec. 4 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, located in Washington, D.C. During this one-day conference, more than 100 early adopters shared the results of real-world deployments, while attendees learned about the benefits that can be achieved, gained insights into the proper RFID technologies to employ for various applications and discovered best practices, as well as how to avoid common pitfalls. The event featured hospital executives explaining how they employ RFID, provided a learning experience for health-care executives and included an exhibit area showcasing the latest RFID solutions for the health-care industry. Attendees had the opportunity to meet the leading technology companies, and to view their latest solutions.

Recordings of the conference's speaker presentations are now available in RFID Journal's online video library. Links to these videos, along with PDFs of the slides used during the presentations, are listed below. Note that some speakers have not granted permission to have their presentations and/or slides archived.

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center Expands RTLS Usage Beyond Asset Management
The Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, a 420,000-square-foot hospital that houses 186 beds, employs 1,200 workers and is part of the Louisiana-based Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, recently expanded its use of a real-time location system (RTLS) by adding RTLS staff badges. By tracking both employees and equipment, the facility has improved its ability to manage equipment, locate and contact staff members, and understand how and when it serves patients. The speaker discussed how the asset-management solution enables the facility to easily conduct asset recalls, issue alerts in the event that items are discovered missing from a specific area, locate crash carts and other equipment, and know when assets on those carts are due to expire.
Speaker: Terry J. Broussard, RN, BSN, MPA, VP of Support Services, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
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» See also: Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Expands RTLS Usage

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