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Hospitals are finding ROI from RFID | Healthcare IT News

Hospitals are finding ROI from RFID

'The time-savings justify the cost of the chips'

11:08 AM


Just a few years ago, discussion of the use of radio-frequency identification in healthcare was usually limited to drug manufacturers and wholesalers, who use RFID as a way to track drug products through the supply chain or to combat counterfeit drugs.

[See also: RFID & RTLS can save lives...

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Date: 2017-03-03 21:47:16

Related topics : rfid based hospital real time patient management system / rfid tags product tracking / inventory management using rfid / use of rfid tags in healthcare / rfid uses in hospitals

Patient safety driving increased RFID use in hospitals ...


Patient safety driving increased RFID use in hospitals

'I think people are going to continue to push the envelope to see how the chips could be leveraged'

09:29 AM


The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., announced recently that five million medications have been tracked using radio frequency identification technology.

Adam Buckley, MD, interim chief...

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Date: 2017-03-04 00:28:55

Related topics : rfid uses in hospitals / rfid hospital patient tracking / rfid technology in hospitals / companies using rfid technology / rfid hospital tracking

RFID and RTLS getting 'dominated' by MU | Healthcare IT News

A visit to the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition can sometimes seem like a visit to Disney's Tomorrowland.

For someone from, say, a small and rural hospital, all the stuff being tracked and measured via radio-frequency identification chips, real-time locating systems and assorted other wireless technology must look like a vision of the future.

But RFID and...

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Date: 2017-12-09 21:56:06

Related topics : rfid hospital patient tracking / rfid hospital asset tracking / patient tracking system using rfid / radio frequency identification patient tracking system / radio frequency identification (rfid) asset tracking system

Supply chain issues costly for healthcare, Cardinal Health ...

Supply chain costs ranks second only to reimbursement problems as the issue top of mind for hospital executives today, according to a new national survey commissioned by healthcare services company Cardinal Health.

The supply chain is the second largest expense for healthcare providers, according to Cardinal Health, which also estimates $5 billion of annual waste in high-value medical devices...

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Date: 2018-01-12 08:20:39

Related topics : improvement of supply chain performances using rfid technology / strategic value of rfid in supply chain management / rfid solutions for supply chain management / rfid technology supply chain management / use of rfid in supply chain management

Human-implantable RFID chips: Some ethical and privacy ...

VeriChip, a company that makes microchips which can be implanted in humans, has sold 7,000 chips, approximately 2,000 of which have been placed in people. The company's present focus is tagging "high-risk" patients, such as those with diabetes, heart conditions or Alzheimer's.

"People who wear identification tags and bracelets often remove them because they do not like the way they look or feel,"...

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Date: 2017-12-09 23:14:00

Related topics : implant rfid chip technology / rfid chip implant gps / rfid chip implant / verichip rfid implant / rfid implants in humans

Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) | Healthcare IT News

Three new reports from IDC forecast "explosive" growth in the Internet of Things market in the coming years, with healthcare expected to be one of the biggest investors in connected devices and networked technology.

By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 09:42 am May 20, 2015

Our columnist considers what the new culture of technology-enabled instant gratification means for patient satisfaction. Can providers...

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Date: 2017-03-03 23:39:22

Related topics : improvement of supply chain performances using rfid technology / radio frequency identification device rfid technology / rfid technology supply chain / use of rfid in healthcare industry / supply chain using rfid

Radio-frequency identification | Healthcare IT News

The Food and Drug Administration has given clearance to radio frequency identification technology to track the safety and efficiency of the nation's blood supply. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison RFID Lab, who have been working on the the project for six years, say the tool is the first of its kind to get FDA approval.

VA buys in...

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Date: 2017-03-04 01:33:49

Related topics : radio frequency identification technology (rfid) / radio frequency identification technology rfid / radio frequency identification (rfid) / rtls rfid healthcare