Real Time Location Systems (RTLS)

RFID
By Anthony Vecchione 01:29 pm June 30, 2015
The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., announced recently that five million medications have been tracked using radio frequency identification technology. "It's cutting down on medication errors," says its CMIO.
By Mike Miliard 02:59 pm June 02, 2015
Three new reports from IDC forecast "explosive" growth in the Internet of Things market in the coming years, with healthcare expected to be one of the biggest investors in connected devices and networked technology.
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 01:42 pm May 20, 2015
Our columnist considers what the new culture of technology-enabled instant gratification means for patient satisfaction. Can providers better leverage those same technologies to improve practice workflows and minimize patient wait times?
hospital building
By Henry Powderly 10:33 pm April 13, 2015
What makes a hospital intelligent? Based on exhibits in the Intelligent Health Pavilion at HIMSS15, it's all about tracking, mobile and interconnectivity.
Superbug CRE
By Bernie Monegain 03:42 pm February 19, 2015
Two people who died at the UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center are among seven patients that UCLA has identified as infected by the deadly superbug CRE, the Los Angeles Times reports today.
Peter Diamandis, speaking at the CHIME 2014 Fall CIO Forum
By Mike Miliard 03:41 pm January 06, 2015
"We're in for a rocket ride these next 10 years," says Peter Diamandis. With exponentially-evolving technologies set to disrupt medicine in ways we can't even imagine, the innovator and futurist believes "we're heading toward a world of extraordinary healthcare abundance."
Busy hospital corridor
By Anthony Vecchione 04:08 pm November 04, 2014
Just a few years ago, discussion of the use of radio-frequency identification in healthcare was usually limited to drug manufacturers and wholesalers. But more and more hospitals are using RFID technology to improve safety and efficiency.
Abstract cube illustration
By Mike Miliard 02:13 pm August 22, 2014
The healthcare industry will be among the first to reap the benefits of emerging four-dimensional printing technology, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.
Stethoscope and money
By Todd Ebert 01:41 pm March 25, 2014
The supply chain represents about 25 percent of a healthcare facility's operating budget, and industry trends strongly indicate that this percentage will continue to grow. Thus, supply chain optimization is not an option, it's a must.
Troy Kirchenbauer, vice president and general manager of aptitude
By Paul Cerrato 02:24 pm February 12, 2014
Amazon.com revolutionized the online buying experience for millions while giving sellers an expanded market. Now a new online direct contracting service called Aptitude is attempting a similar coup, letting healthcare organizations negotiate with suppliers in an attempt to speed up the contracting process and reduce costs.

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