RFID/RTLS

By Jamie Thompson 02:05 pm November 09, 2011
Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundacion, a non-profit private institution in Colombia, has enlisted Orange Business Services to integrate and deliver technology and communications services in its new branch.
By Mike Miliard 10:14 am October 17, 2011
University of North Carolina Hospitals has implemented the RF Assure Detection System, from Bellevue, Wash.-based RF Surgical Systems, in its surgical suites. The system uses radio-frequency detection technology to prevent surgical items from remaining inside a patient post-surgery.
By Mike Miliard 10:47 pm October 13, 2011
Intelligent InSites, which develops real-time location systems (RTLS) technology for hospitals, has partnered with Secure Care Products to expand the latter’s portfolio of patient safety solutions.
By Mike Miliard 05:01 am August 26, 2011
Summit Healthcare announced a new partnership with Port Angeles, Wash.-based Olympic Medical Center, and the successful implementation of its interface engine technology at the acute care facility.
By Mike Miliard 11:11 am August 16, 2011
The Veteran's Administration has awarded Louisville, Ky.-based Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, which specializes in information technology systems infrastructure, and its Vienna, Va.-based partner, ICS, a contract worth roughly $3.4 million to develop real-time locating systems for its hospitals.
By Mike Miliard 03:33 pm August 05, 2011
Some call the radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip a “barcode on steroids.” But despite the potential for that simple but powerful tracking technology to make big improvements in cost reduction and patient safety, its use – especially part of real-time location systems (RTLS) – remains a relative anomaly in healthcare. Some analysts peg RTLS...
By Healthcare IT News 10:52 am June 21, 2011
University of Cincinnati analysis of hospital supply chains – medicines, materials, devices and office supplies – reveals that the use of RFID technology can help hospitals cut as much as 18 percent in labor costs associated with resupplying.
By Larry McClain, Contributing Writer 09:56 am June 17, 2011
Supply chain executives at the Premier Breakthroughs conference in Nashville this week agreed that materials management departments are often the IT stepchild in their organizations – although EMR innovations are making their jobs a lot easier.
By Mike Miliard 02:20 pm June 02, 2011
For the healthcare industry, real-time location system (RTLS) technology represents one of the most useful and potentially transformative tools for patient safety and cost reduction. It also remains one of the most under-penetrated health IT markets.
By Healthcare IT News 10:03 am April 19, 2011
Awarepoint Corporation, which develops real-time location system (RTLS) technology for hospitals, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Charlotte, N.C.-based Patient Care Technology Systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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