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.
By Mike Miliard 04:06 pm December 22, 2010
Good Samaritan Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center are the first two hospitals in South Florida to use radio frequency (RF) detection technology in their operating rooms to prevent and detect foreign items inadvertently left inside a patient during surgery.
By Molly Merrill 04:30 pm December 20, 2010
Six technologies, whose impact has been measured by hospitals, can improve workflow and communication for nurses while boosting patient care, according to analysts.

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