RFID to Track More Than 40,000 Assets at U.K. Hospital Trust

By Claire Swedberg

University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust has begun tagging and tracking equipment that moves around its eight-story facility in order to reduce search times, ensure the safe and timely maintenance and cleaning of items, and decrease the need for redundant purchasing.

University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP), based in Devon, England, is deploying an RFID-based system to track assets at its Derriford Hospital. With the system in place, the medical center's Clinical Engineering & Sterlisation and Disinfection Unit (SDU) has begun tracking the locations of assets as they move around the facility. Initially, the technology is intended to provide the trust with data about the locations and statuses of 43,000 me...

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