RFID Delivers Healthy Return for Hospital

By Jonathan Collins

Jacobi Medical Center's RFID-enabled patient ID system not only enhances patient care and staff working conditions, but will also save $1 million a year when fully deployed.

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When the Jacobi Medical Center in New York City considered using RFID to improve patient care and increase efficiency in its operations, RFID became another in a long line of technologies introduced to help streamline its operations. "The hospital has a very pro-technology bent and has had so for about 15 years," says Daniel Morreale, chief technology officer for the North Bronx Healthcare Network, which owns and operates the Jacobi Medical Center. J...

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