Next generation smart hospital

The video below is from 2009 shows some pretty cool uses for RFID (smart card). Things I found interesting: Geotagging your parking location [~0:30]. You ever forget where you park? Happens to me all the time when I travel. Some of the software shown in the video [~2:00 min] was developed by Microsoft, including simple […]

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RFID-based solution for med trays

This is pretty cool use of RFID technology. The concept isn’t new to me, but it is the first time I’ve seen it in practice. The ability to track lot and expiration in real-time is a great advantage when compared to barcoding. RFID Journal: “The pharmacy department of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), […]

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Infographic for future of RFID

Found this little jewel over at the ThinkMagic website. According to the commentary: “There is no doubt that over the next decade, RFID systems will become an integral part of the consumer and business experience. The convergence of wireless technologies will be augmented by RFID systems. The development of passive RFID as part of this […]

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RFID tracking of refrigerated meds in the pharmacy

I don’t understand why RFID technology isn’t used more frequently in pharmacies. I’ve talked with a few people about RFID technology, and there’s really not much interest. It’s a shame really. Consider this:

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RFID refrigerated storage

Think high-value items in a pharmacy refrigerator. Just sayin’  

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RFID-initiated workflow control [article]

RFID-initiated workflow control to facilitate patient safety and utilization efficiency in operation theater1 Abstract Objective To control the workflow for surgical patients, we in-cooperate radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to develop a Patient Advancement Monitoring System (PAMS) in operation theater. Methods The web-based PAMS is designed to monitor the whole workflow for the handling of surgical […]

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RFID still a solid alternative to barcoding

There’s an interesting article in the most recent issue of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH) about the use of RFID technology in healthcare and what advantages it may offer over current barcoding technology. I’ve been interested in the use of RFID technology in healthcare for quite some time. I think there’s real value in […]

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Researchers develop anti-counterfeiting RFID technology

Daily Headlines – University of Arkansas: “Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a unique and robust method to prevent cloning of passive radio frequency identification tags. The technology, based on one or more unique physical attributes of individual tags rather than information stored on them, will prevent the production of counterfeit tags […]

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Cool Technology for Pharmacy

Healthcare IT Consultant Blog: “VeriChip Corporation Outlines Current Applications and Potential Future Applications for its First-of-a-Kind Implantable RFID Implantable Microchip – VeriChip Corporation, a provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, today provided additional comments regarding its VeriMed™ Health Link patient identification system following the recent passage of a bill by […]

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RFID vs. barcode

Barcode.com: “RFID, or radio frequency technology, uses a tag applied to a product in order to identify and track it via radio waves. The 2 parts that make up the tag are an integrated circuit and an antenna. While the circuit processes and stores information, the antenna transmits signals to the RFID reader, also called […]

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