Thursday, October 09, 2008

RFID Healthcare Error Reduction

Mayo Clinic discusses their RFID success story, which resulted in a significant error rate reduction. ...

... "The endoscopy unit sent 8,231 specimen bottles to the laboratory during the first three months of 2007, and 8,539 bottles during the first three months of 2008. Compared with 765 errors in 2007, only 47 errors were noted in 2008. " ...


Via UPI: Mayo Clinic RFID

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Healthcare RFID MayoClinic

3M and Mayo Clinic demonstrate pilot installation of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system in Mayo Clinic's endoscopy surgical suites for management of the collection and tracking of patient tissue samples. 3M RFID system was configured to enable Mayo Clinic's business processes for specimen management. ...

... "Utilizing 3M Track and Trace Technology, this RFID system enhances Mayo Clinic's ability to manage specimen and tissue samples from the collection stage to the pathology laboratory. Collecting and analyzing patient tissue is a crucial medical procedure. Mayo Clinic continues to take a leadership role in health care's effort focused on patient safety and care. Multiple 3M technologies were brought forward during the five-month pilot project at Mayo Clinic. Results demonstrated quantifiable operational efficiencies in the specimen-management process, accurate communication of data, and verification of information. Expansion of the Track and Trace system within the endoscopy practice will take place in planned, controlled phases. 3M and Mayo Clinic expect this rollout to be completed in early 2007. " ...


Via 3M: Two Minnesota Institutions Advance RFID Technologies in Health Care

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