Below you will find links to the recordings and slides from the keynote addresses and general sessions held during RFID Journal LIVE! 2022. You must be logged in to view these.
Reading Hospital Manages Vaccine Administration with RFID
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 1:45 PM – 2:25 PM
Reading Hospital is capturing the status of the COVID-19 vaccines it stores and injects into patients’ arms, leveraging its use of an existing UHF RFID solution. The system, deployed in 2019, provides two clinical applications: the tracking and management of goods on crash cart trays and in emergency kits, as well as kit and crash cart tray inventory management. Learn how the system tracks the status of every vial that is removed from an ultra-freezer and subsequently placed in refrigeration, transported to the vaccination clinic to be administered, and sometimes returned to refrigeration, all while ensuring no vial expires before reaching a patient’s arm.
Speaker: Alan Portnoy, Pharmacy Operations Manager, Reading Hospital
Panel: How RFID is Transforming Healthcare
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 2:30 PM – 3:10 PM
Peter Bloch will host a thoughtful discussion with panelists, that includes solution providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, regarding their development and use of RFID in healthcare. We will cover some of the common use cases driving RFID adoption as well as some of the hurdles unique to the healthcare space. We’ll discuss:
– Where RFID is being used in healthcare today
– Why RFID technology is being implemented by pharmaceutical manufacturers
– What growth opportunities and potential benefits RFID can deliver
Brent Koeppel, Sr. Principal R&D Engineer, Cardinal Health
Leah Barber, Business Process Improvement Manager, Nephron Pharmaceuticals
Tim Kress-Spatz, Co-founder, Kit Check
Moderator: Peter Bloch, Business Development Manager-Healthcare, Avery Dennison
New Wireless Sensors Apply Directly to Skin, Improving Collection of Patient Information
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 3:15 PM – 3:55 PM
Penn State University researchers have developed a wearable sensor device that can be applied directly to an individual’s skin in order to measure his or her conditions, including temperature, heart rate and blood-oxygen levels. The device is designed to be applied directly to a person’s body like a temporary tattoo, and with a small wireless module leveraging Near Field Communication (NFC) RFID technology or inductive coupling, it can transmit data to a user’s smartphone. Hear how the team has developed a prototype and how the sensors might be used in the future.
Speaker: Huanyu (Larry) Cheng, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor, Penn State University
RFID Improves Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Efficiency and Patient Safety
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 4:00 PM – 4:40 PM
Pharmaceutical traceability across the global supply chain is increasingly essential to enhance brand protection and anti-counterfeiting, improve loss prevention and patient safety. These are just some of the more obvious opportunities for using track and trace technologies. RFID, mostly rejected a decade ago for pharma track-and-trace applications, is winning adherents, especially in hospital pharmacy systems. RFID works as an added layer of protection for pharmaceutical integrity for the sake of patients, while saving healthcare providers time and providing precise inventory control throughout hospitals.
Chris Brown, RFID Subject Matter Expert, TSC Printronix
Gwen Volpe, Director Medication Technology, Fresenius-Kabi
Jay Williams, VP, Business Development, IntelliGuard
Tony Fonk, CEO, SpotSee
RFID Journal Award Finalist Session: Harvard Medical School Automates Asset Tracking and Reduces Inventory Time with RFID
Thursday, May 19, 2022: 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM
Harvard has over 15,000 capital assets located in 160 buildings, spread across multiple campuses at the University. Federal law mandates all federally funded assets to be physically inventoried every two years. In order to meet those requirements, the University developed a remediation plan which included committing to an inventory schedule and researching technology to improve the inventory process. The project involved four of the twelve schools that make up Harvard University. In this session learn how the technology has enabled the University to conduct more frequent and efficient inventories, while greatly reducing staff resources previously needed to conduct the labor intense manual process. This allowed staff to concentrate on other daily tasks. Hear how Harvard has freed up resources that were and consumed by the manual process has reduced inventory time by more than 25%.This project is nominated for RFID Journal Award in the category of Best Healthcare RFID Implementation.
Speaker: Jeff DiCiaccio, Director of Strategic Procurement, Harvard Medical School
RFID Journal Award Finalist Session: RFID Boosts Operational Benefits for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Thursday, May 19, 2022: 9:45 AM – 10:25 AM
The largest hospital in the South-West Peninsula of England, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has deployed the largest GS1-compliant RFID solution in the UK NHS to track and locate thousands of medical devices and sterile service instruments. The system has vastly improved device database integrity, increased clinical device availability and reliability, enables technical teams to locate equipment due for maintenance and servicing, which in turn improves safety compliance and reduces rates of unexpected failure. All of this saves staff time, saves the organization money, and culminates in improving patient safety. Gain an understanding of how RFID is providing an exceptional return on investment in these areas, and how it is planned to be expanded for even further benefits in the future. This project is nominated for RFID Journal Award in the category of Best Healthcare RFID Implementation.
Speaker: Alex Peters, Medical Device Asset Register Developer, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Lean Manufacturing and Intelligent Kaizen
Thursday, May 19, 2022: 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM
Kaizen is generally accepted to mean “continuous improvement”. Nowhere is it more applicable than the area of lean manufacturing. In this presentation learn how to leverage your existing data, as well as how to introduce your operations and administrative teams to the uses, constraints, and applications of Auto-ID technologies and removing waste. Gain an understanding of how RFID can make a difference in your day-to-day obligations for operational improvements and how to use the principles of Kaizen to achieve leaner manufacturing through automated data collection and using data you may not know exists.
Speaker: Jeremy Mercer, R&D Program Manager, Negative Pressure Technologies, 3M Health Care – Medical Solutions Division, 3M