RFID/RTLS

RTLS helps Texas hospital save big time – and money – on patient discharge

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills in San Antonio, Texas.

By Bill Siwicki 01:18 pm July 15, 2020
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills saved two hours and 40 minutes per patient discharge – and the increased capacity led to $351,000 in revenue gained in a year for the 150-bed community hospital.
By Mike Miliard 10:14 am June 17, 2020
The RF-ReID technology, developed at MIT's Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, can assess vital signs and take the "collective pulse" in congregate settings by analyzing wireless signals.
By Dean Koh 02:09 am May 26, 2020
Technologies adopted to tackle the COVID-19 situation at TTSH included the Staff Surveillance System (S3), Command, Control and Communications (C3) system and a real time location system (RTLS).
RTLS tech, and changes learned from it, save hospital $1 million per year

Adventist Health White Memorial.

By Bill Siwicki 11:49 am February 19, 2020
Adventist Health White Memorial overhauls operating room processes with real-time location system and RFID tags, trimming costs and improving patient satisfaction.

Credit: NCID

By Dean Koh 01:50 am September 10, 2019
The RTLS will enable the tracking of patients, visitors and staff in an outbreak, for rapid and reliable contact tracing so that necessary actions can be taken quickly to curb onward transmission.
How mobile RFID communications and OR workflow tech saved one hospital $1M annually

Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.

By Bill Siwicki 12:32 pm August 30, 2019
At Adventist Health White Memorial, reducing OR turnaround time by just three minutes may seem small – but at five turnarounds per day, multiplied by six operating rooms, it adds up to $974,160 per year.
By Tom Sullivan 09:04 am May 06, 2019
It’s a matter of change management – and there are some applicable best practices.
By Mike Miliard 03:42 pm April 23, 2019
Real-time location systems can enable big gains in quality, safety and cost-efficiency – but deployments are complex and require clear role definitions and enthusiastic buy-in from an array of stakeholders, a new KLAS report shows.
RFID security for hospitals
By Mitchell Parker 08:52 am July 13, 2018
The final in a four-part series maps out ways to get radio frequency identification tools right and what health org’s should expect to do, even when vendors claim “no IT involvement.”
RFID security for hospitals
By Mitchell Parker 09:48 am July 12, 2018
The third in a four-part series outlines the path to secure radio frequency identification.