CenTrak launches single-use patient-tracking tag, TeleTracking upgrades its RTLS; Jamison RFID partners with Quest Solution for supply chain solutions; Abracon introduces Near Field Communication reader antennas; orthopedic implant company Stryker rolls out SATO's PJM RFID solutions across Europe; Smart-TEC announces key cap to enable NFC in car keys for new Mini; TSL intros Web-based app for its Bluetooth-enabled UHF RFID reader.
The semiconductor company says medical equipment providers are studying the SL13A IC for use in a device to track a patient's blood glucose levels.
The company hopes to soon launch beta tests of its MedEx solution, which uses Xerafy passive UHF tags to record which items are utilized during medical procedures.
Scientists at GE Global Research will spend two years developing a prototype system for VA hospitals, using RFID to help automate the process of transporting, cleaning and storing surgical tools.
WaveMark's smart cabinets and read stations enable the Michigan medical center to monitor where its lab products are located, when they are used on a patient and when they may be due to expire.
The hospital plans to install additional RFID-enabled cabinets after the system has achieved a significant ROI in interventional radiology.
A University of Pittsburgh team has completed the testing and development of the Ortho-Tag, a patented RFID system to read a passive tag via RF transmissions passing through a patient's body.
Using passive 125 kHz RFID tags, the system has raised inventory-management accuracy to nearly 100 percent, while also reducing the chance for missed billing.
The ANSI/HIBC 4.0 standard, created by the Health Industry Business Communications Council, provides guidelines for using passive RFID tags, but its likely impact on health-care organizations remains unclear.
The medical device maker has realized important business benefits by employing RFID to track its stock of stents and other products used for treating vascular diseases.