RFID/RTLS

By Bill Siwicki 03:55 pm July 07, 2016
The research firm rated 11 RTLS vendors and found that today’s vendors are looking beyond the basics to help healthcare organizations improve care quality, increase staff efficiency and boost the bottom line.
RFID
By Anthony Vecchione 09:29 am 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 10:59 am 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 09:42 am 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 06:33 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 10:42 am 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 10:41 am 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 11:08 am 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 10:13 am 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.

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