Reading Hospital Pennsylvania vaccine RFID

Pennsylvania's Reading Hospital. (Credit: Reading Hospital)

By Bill Siwicki 11:14 am March 25, 2021
The tracking technology also is enabling the hospital to report more highly accurate results to the Pennsylvania state health department.
Stack of N95 masks

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By Kat Jercich 11:19 am November 13, 2020
 As COVID-19 surges and supply lines become critical, health system leaders are working toward real-time visibility and predictive tools for inventory, pricing, lead times and demand trends.
Coral Gables Hospital in Florida

Florida's Coral Gables Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 11:46 am October 01, 2020
Coral Gables Hospital has survived major drug shortages, kept tight tabs on inventory, and helped patients and staff stay safe from coronavirus infection.
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.

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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.