Real Time Location Systems (RTLS)

Hospital goes social, puts 'paper last'
By Neil Versel 08:05 am December 05, 2013
In opening its new, flagship hospital in the state capital last month, MaineGeneral Medical Center took a bit of a gamble promoting the $312 million Alfond Center for Health on Facebook.
By Mike Miliard 11:00 am September 11, 2013
A visit to the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition can sometimes seem like a visit to Tomorrowland. To someone from a small and rural hospital, say, all the stuff being tracked and measured by RFID and RTLS might look like a vision of the future.
By Jeff Rowe 10:08 am August 22, 2013
To the public eye, efforts at driving down healthcare costs seem to focus primarily on reducing unnecessary care, duplicative tests or hospital readmissions. But a peek behind the scenes makes clear that another huge cost driver is poorly managed or inefficient supply chain operations.
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am June 04, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration has given clearance to radio frequency identification technology to track the safety and efficiency of the nation's blood supply. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison RFID Lab, who have been working on the the project for six years, say the tool is the first of its kind to get FDA approval.
By Mike Miliard 10:52 am March 11, 2013
While efforts to stop the spread of the intestinal bacteria Clostridium difficile are on the rise, they're largely ineffectual, according to a new survey, which calls for better use of monitoring technologies.
By Mike Miliard 04:02 pm March 03, 2013
While they're still underused in healthcare, technologies such as radio-frequency identification and real-time locating systems are already transforming how some hospitals operate -- and they have an even bigger role to play in the hospitals of the future. Sunday, during the day-long RFID & RTLS in Healthcare Symposium at HIMSS13, envelope-...
By Mike Miliard 11:15 am February 21, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs has tapped HP Enterprise Services and Intelligent InSites for a $543 million contract to deploy real-time locating system technology in VA medical centers nationwide.
By Healthcare IT News 12:19 pm February 19, 2013
After 10 years at the helm of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), high-profile leader Carolyn Clancy, MD, will step down as director.
By Benjamin Harris 01:23 pm February 06, 2013
It might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but an effectively managed supply stock keeps departments running swiftly and safely -- and can save money too.
By Jamie Thompson 03:11 pm January 30, 2013
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has implemented Stanley Healthcare's Wi-Fi Real-Time Location System (RTLS) and Asset Tracking & Management solution for medical equipment management.

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