The new service assures that health-care, pharmaceutical and chemical companies' products remain at appropriate temperatures during transit.
A 68-bed cardiovascular facility in Texas is implementing an RFID asset-tracking system to monitor more than 10,000 medical devices kept in inventory.
The goal is to route victims for medical care more quickly, and to prepare hospitals for the types of injuries they'll be required to treat.
So far, the company has tagged 2.1 million bottles of Viagra, and it plans to continue this effort in 2007.
To participate in Mexico's federal Seguro Popular health-insurance program, which currently serves 4 million families, drug manufacturers and distributors will use UHF and HF RFID tags to track pallets, cases and individual containers of pharmaceuticals.
Ospedale Maggiore, a hospital in Bologna, Italy, has been using a system involving RFID-enabled seals to be sure patients are given only the blood intended for them.
The project will use an ultrasound-based, indoor-positioning technology to track assets and patients, and radio frequency identification to manage the administration of drugs.
Real-time location systems provider Parco Wireless will deploy a new, less-costly line of ultra-wideband tags and readers for tracking patients and assets.
A new study shows that e-pedigrees, tracking and tracing biospecimens, electronic data capture of clinical information and other applications will drive growth over the next three years.
The partnership brings together PCTS' patient- and asset-tracking software with Radianse's real-time indoor positioning solutions.