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.
April 14, 2013
At the daylong RFID & RTLS in Healthcare Symposium this past month at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, experts discussed how wireless technology is transforming how some hospitals operate - and made the case that it has an even more pivotal role to play in the hospitals of the future.
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.
January 23, 2013
The RFID in Healthcare Consortium has announced the recipients of its first-ever Intelligent Hospital Awards, which recognize users of advanced wireless technologies to improve patient care and gain efficiencies.
September 14, 2012
Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, and real-time location systems (RTLS) offer big savings and ROI for hospitals, and hold the promise for big improvements in patient safety. They also happen to be really cool.
May 31, 2012
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has implemented RFID technology to automate temperature monitoring at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, and it will soon roll out wireless monitoring and asset tracking across most of its U.S. hospitals.
February 03, 2012
VeriTeQ Acquisition Corporation (“VeriTeQ” or “Company”), a leader in implantable, radio frequency identification (“RFID”) for humans and animals, announced today it will offer its FDA-cleared VeriChip microchip, a rice grain-sized, passive RFID microchip, for the identification of breast implants and other medical devices. VeriTeQ is already working to identify medical devices, specifically vascular ports, for the proper identification of the port and medication dosing requirements through an existing contract with a medical device manufacturer.
January 17, 2012
VeriTeQ Acquisition Corporation (“VeriTeQ” or “Company”), a marketer of implantable, radio frequency identification (“RFID”) technologies for patient identification and sensor applications, announced today it has acquired the VeriChip implantable microchip and related technologies, and Health Link personal health record from PositiveID Corporation. VeriTeQ is majority owned and led by Scott R. Silverman, former Chairman and CEO of PositiveID and VeriChip Corporation. PositiveID has retained an ownership interest in VeriTeQ.
December 02, 2011
Intelligent InSites will introduce Intelligent InSites Business Intelligence next week, enabling easy-to-use data mining of contextual data to analyze trends and identify process improvement opportunities.
October 03, 2011
Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit health care organization, and iMPak Health, a joint venture of Swedish-based chip developer Cypak A.B., today announced the successful deployment of their SleepTrak sleep monitoring offerings on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network. Utilizing T-Mobile’s Nokia Astound™ devices in combination with the SleepTrak card, a credit card-sized wireless device that is worn on the upper arm, and the free downloadable SleepTrak application, users collect and transfer valuable data about sleep patterns and symptoms associated with inefficient sleep via near field communication (NFC).
December 22, 2010
Good Samaritan Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center are the first two hospitals in South Florida to use radio frequency (RF) detection technology in their operating rooms to prevent and detect foreign items inadvertently left inside a patient during surgery.
August 10, 2010
They're tiny: often just the size of a grain of rice or even a mote of dust. And they're cheap: usually just ten bucks or so. But radio frequency identification (RFID) chips pack a powerful punch. And they're being used in more – and more interesting – ways than ever.
July 21, 2010
ThingMagic has unveiled a blog project to spotlight a different utility for radio frequency identification chips every day for 100 days to show the diversity of the tiny chips.
March 05, 2010
Medicity Inc., the Salt Lake City-based health information exchange (HIE) company, has announced iNexx, its new "Health 4.0" platform, which bridges systems, networks and people to create a care model that keeps the patient as the focus at all times.
February 08, 2010
Terso Solutions, Inc., based in Madison, Wis., has expanded to Mannheim, Germany due to increasing demand for the company’s radio frequency identification technology in Europe.