By Mike Miliard 10:52 am 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.
By Mike Miliard 04:02 pm 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-...
By Mike Miliard 11:15 am 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.
By Healthcare IT News 12:19 pm 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.
By Benjamin Harris 01:23 pm 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.
By Jamie Thompson 03:11 pm 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.
By Mike Miliard 10:08 am 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.
By Mike Miliard 10:48 am 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.
By Mike Miliard 09:27 am 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.
By Erin McCann 10:48 am August 17, 2012
Group Health, the Seattle-based nonprofit healthcare system, has announced that their move to create medical centers of the future will now include leveraging RTLS sensor technology.