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.
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.
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.
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-...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 05, 2012
The Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium, which seeks to improve safety and reduce costs in the blood supply chain through use of radio-frequency identification technology, announced Friday that Beaverton, Ore.-based S3Edge has been tapped to commercialize a new RFID and barcode-based blood product tracking technology.