RFID Journal Award Finalist Session: RFID Boosts Operational Benefits for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

By Mark Roberti

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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