Thursday, February 25, 2010

RFID Tags Improve Patient Hospital Experience

ThingMagic RFID Readers are deployed to improve the patient experience at the California Cancer Center, where the administration is deplying a comprehensive, integrated RFID solution. ...

... "ThingMagic’s Astra UHF RFID readers are used to relay information from low profile passive RFID tags – located, for example, on a patient ID badge – to centralized applications that retrieve patient information in order to enhance the patient experience. This information includes patient preferences to activate custom hospital room settings - music, lighting, temperature, etc. - and location data that are sent to staff phone displays, allowing clinicians to greet or locate patients quickly. " ...


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Sunday, November 29, 2009

SenoRx RFID Medical Tag

SenoRx will use the Congress of The Radiological Society of North America to study the market for its new radio frequency identification (RFID) tag for medical applications. ...

... "SenoRx will be conducting market research for its new RFID tag and accompanying handheld reader which the company believes may be the next generation lesion localization device. The company recently submitted a 510(k) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Because the RFID tag is completely contained inside the breast, SenoRx believes that the close schedule coordination which is currently required between the radiologist and the surgeon performing the two separate procedures is significantly reduced. " ...


Via CNN Money: SenoRx Market Research for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tag Device

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Glucose Sensor RFID Microchip

VeriChip enlists the support of the Diabetes Research Institute to collaborate on the development and commercialization of a glucose-sensing radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip with partner, RECEPTORS LLC. The companies will develop integration of the data with the personal health record via Health Link. ...

... "Robert Pearlman, President and CEO of the DRI Foundation, said, We are pleased to partner with VeriChip on this important initiative to develop a glucose-sensing RFID microchip, which could potentially improve patient care and compliance among individuals with diabetes. Furthermore, we believe access to a personal health record is vital for all patients, but particularly those with chronic illnesses. Our relationship with VeriChip will enable us to provide that access to our patients and study the utility of Health Link and the role it plays within a larger electronic medical record system. " ...


Via VeriChip Corporation: Strategic Partnership with Diabetes Research Institute

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Monday, February 09, 2009

RFID Medication Identification

Healthcare pilot uses RFID for patient safety
Kaiser Permanente pilots emerging technologies for application in patient safety. ...

... "The touch-screen systems are based on a reference design from Intel which wrote middleware to link the Windows-based computers to peripherals such as RFID and bar code readers to identify medications at a patient's bedside. " ...


Via EETimes: Kaiser lab

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

RFID RTLS Asset Tracking in Healthcare

Awarepoint Corp's Michael Kitchen will present RTLS technologies at the conference this week. ...

... "The presenter will also discuss Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s (WRAMC) decision to implement a hospital-wide RFID asset management system. As one of the largest medical treatment facilities within the Department of Defense, this short term acute care facility is embracing asset tracking technology to further improve business processes and positively impact patient care. " ...


Via AwarePoint: RTLS Asset Management

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

RFID Electronic Patient Tracking Enables Lean Hospital Processes

Hospital will use RFID technology to support patient tracking processes and create efficiencies through lean techniques. ...

... "The RFID monitoring system will be linked to Hawke's Bay hospital's PAS patient management system, so capacity planning and bed management systems are automatically updated when patients are admitted and discharged. " ...


Via Stuff.co.nz: Hastings hospital

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Monday, September 03, 2007

RFID Medical Inventory Management System

DMC Harper University Hospital will implement Mobile Aspects' radio frequency identification, RFID-enabled, inventory management system to manage its utilization of high cost materials that support the delivery of cardiology services. DMC Harper University Hospital is part of the Detroit Medical Center. ...

DMC uses RFID inventory system to manage its high-value assets ...

... "Developed by Mobile Aspects, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa., the system, called iRISupply, uses an RFID tracking architecture to automate charge capture, inventory management, device expiration management, and other key operational processes within the patient care setting. The organization will implement fourteen iRISupply cabinet units to manage the storage and utilization of implantable stent devices within their cardiac catheterization laboratory suites at the DMC Harper University Hospital location. In leveraging the RFID-enabled technology, the organization seeks to create a more efficient, automated process for managing these high-cost items and in turn, realize more streamlined and accurate processes in documenting device utilization for billing and inventory management. " ...


Via Mobile Aspects: DMC Harper University Hospital to install RFID technology

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Monday, April 30, 2007

CLIP RFID Connects Patients and Medical Assets Through Microsoft Biztalk RFID

Aventyn releases V1.2 of CLIP, its Clinical Information Processing Platform. CLIP integrates RFID capability to support hospitals and medical manufacturers to connect patients and medical assets. CLIP v1.2 integrates with Microsoft's BizTalk RFID technology. This creates a health information management solution that enables healthcare industry to link care provider business processes with events in the supply-chain. Aventyn participates in the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Technology Adoption Program (TAP) to enable new RFID features in this release. ...

... "Enterprise Deployment of Connected Health Information: The availability of CLIP v1.2 provides clinicians and healthcare providers a flexible, yet affordable choice in the secure tracking of critical resources in a healthcare setting based on hospital, medical lab and supplier requirements. CLIP is available as a RFID-enabled hosted platform solution or as an installable packaged solution, seamlessly integrating into most existing IT environments with support for multiple users. A robust, ease-of-use interface offers installation, industry standard Gen2 RFID tag-reader configuration and deployment within hours. The modular CLIP architecture allows for true connected information processing for automated patient administration and medical asset tracking with built-in support for processing Gen2 RFID tagged health cards, patient wristbands and asset labels. " ...


Via Webitpr: CLIP V1.2 With Enhanced Integrated RFID Capability For Hospitals And Medical Suppliers

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Hospital RFID Realizes Patient Benefits

HP and Precision Dynamics implement patient management system based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in Taiwan at the Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH). The hospital CIO sees the hospital realizing benefits through a reduction in medical errors, from root causes such as manual processes, compliance to standard operating procedures, and visibility to real-time patient status and medical process exceptions. The system is architected with PDC's RFID wristbands and HP's mobile and fixed RFID infrastructure. Privacy is managed by storing confidential patient information on the RFID chip rather than printing the information on the wristband. ...

... "CGMH implemented the RFID system in its operating rooms to improve patient safety by verifying and positively identifying patients, gathering real-time data, reducing risk of wrong-site and/or wrong-patient surgery, and ensuring compliance with hospital patient safety procedures or standard operating procedures. Since the implementation, CGMH has achieved 100% accuracy in patient ID in the OR. The new RFID system automates many manual functions of the previous operating room processes. The system helps verify that the five rights of medication safety are met - right patient, medication, dose, time, and route - as well as right surgery and surgical site. Automating patient data verification processes has saved CGMH medical staff an average of 4.3 minutes per patient. Also, automated data collection has helped prevent common manual data entry mistakes, which if gone undetected could lead to medical errors." ...


Via HP: Precision Dynamics Corporation and HP Provide Chang Gung Memorial Hospital with RFID System for Patient Management

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Philips RFID: Healthcare Assets

Philips RFID technology is focused on the healthcare market combined with services. The first customer to deploy the Philips asset tracking solution is the University Medical Center (UMC) in Tucson, Ariz. Philips installation at UMC is one of the healthcare industry's largest Wi-Fi-based asset tracking projects. This RFID implementation covers eight floors and a million square feet with 2,300 RFID-tagged assets in use throughout the hospital. The hospital workforce will use the Philips RFID solution to track and manage medical equipment, such as infusion pumps, beds, monitors, wheelchairs and other portable devices. ...

... "Helping hospitals to focus on the patient, Philips' asset tracking solution helps locate hospital assets through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The solution is designed to work within existing wireless infrastructure, allowing hospitals to leverage investments they have already made in wireless technology. Philips' asset tracking solution consists of a suite of services to maximize the solution's benefits, including wireless tags, a location engine and the MobileView user interface. Product tracking information is fed into the location engine and the asset's position can then be portrayed on a map, in a table, or in a report format for any networked hospital user. In addition to pinpointing lost equipment, the information gathered from the asset tracking solution can help improve asset utilization and work flow efficiencies.

The Philips asset tracking solution is designed around each hospital's specific use cases to help solve problems such as productivity, regulation requirements, utilization, theft, and loss. With an understanding of the unique requirements that the healthcare environment demands, Philips has an advanced solution that can enable hospitals to make facility-wide improvement. The Philips asset tracking solution utilizes technology that includes wireless tags, a location engine, and the MobileView user interface. The tags, which can be attached to most mobile assets, transmit to the hospital’s existing 802.11 infrastructure. This information is fed into the location engine and the asset's position can then be portrayed on a map, or in a table or report format for any networked hospital user. " ...


Via Philips: Philips Delivers New Radiology Products At 2006 RSNA That Present Clinicians with a Clear View of Patient Data and a Clear Path to Patient Care

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