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.
By Mike Miliard 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.
By Mike Miliard 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.
By Kyle Hardy 01:28 pm September 16, 2010
The University Hospital of Innsbruck has recently launched an integrated wi-fi real time location system (RTLS) in its psychiatric ward. Hospital officials are looking to leverage the technology in order to better communicate with hospital staff in the event of an emergency.
By Mike Miliard 03:40 pm August 10, 2010
They're tiny: often just the size of a grain of rice or even a mote of dust. And they're cheap: usually just ten bucks or so. But radio frequency identification (RFID) chips pack a powerful punch. And they're being used in more – and more interesting – ways than ever.

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