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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10:22 am December 16, 2010
InfoLogix, Inc., a provider of enterprise mobility and wireless asset tracking solutions for the healthcare industry, announced Thursday that it will be acquired by Stanley Black & Decker for approximately $61.2 million.
01:00 pm September 30, 2010
APP Design, a software development firm specializing in the design, development and integration of healthcare systems, announced that it has been selected to design and develop a real-time patient consent interface for WNYHealtheNet through its RHIOnet product.