In an effort to reduce expenses and save patient's lives, hospitals and the medical industry in general are adopting RFID technology to track equipment, staff, and patients to ensure that they receive the correct medicines and care. RFID technology is key in increasing these efficiencies.
Since the medical facilities invest such large amounts of money on their equipment, laundry, medication and health records, it is critical that everything is available when required. If not, staff waste time searching the facility to find what they need, or, in the worst case, patient health can be compromised.
RFID solutions can resolve these issues.
Implementing the most comprehensive technology for
the prevention of retained surgical sponge incidents.
Preventing infections with RFID in hospitals to keep everyone safe.
After implementing RFID, a health system has saved
$2 million a year, improved efficiency, decreased labor costs, and increased operating room capacity.
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