Hear New Case Studies from Industry Leaders at RFID in Health Care 2014

RFID Journal's tenth annual event will focus on helping health-care providers understand how the technology can help them improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies.

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014—RFID Journal announced today that registration is now open for RFID in Health Care (www.rfidjournalevents.com/healthcare), the premier industry event focused on the use of radio frequency identification technology within the health-care industry. The conference and exhibition will be held on Nov. 20, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, in Chicago, Ill.

RFID in Health Care will feature leading hospital executives explaining how they use RFID to improve asset-utilization rates, reduce expenses and improve patient outcomes, and will provide a unique learning experience for health-care executives. Early adopters will share the results of real-world deployments, as well as answer questions regarding the benefits they have achieved with RFID. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the proper RFID technologies to employ for various applications, and learn how to avoid common pitfalls.

The conference will feature the following speakers:

• Terry J. Broussard, RN, BSN, MPA, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center's VP of support services, will share how the facility has expanded its use of a real-time location system (RTLS) beyond asset management.
• Elizabeth J. Hickle, MPA, LNHA, CDP, Light of Hearts Villa’s executive director, will discuss how the RTLS solution deployed by the facility is helping ensure residents’ safety and comfort, while also improving the nursing staff’s performance.
• Michael Hopkins, the director of supply chain operations and logistics at the University of Chicago Medical Center, will explain how an RFID-enabled kanban card system is improving efficiencies in the supply room by reducing costs and minimizing waste.
• Mark Rheault, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's director of enterprise visibility, will share how the hospital is expanding its use of RFID RTLS technology to increase benefits.
• David Rutherford, RN, MSN, CCRN, Riverside Methodist Hospital's nurse manager, will explain how the hospital improved hand-hygiene compliance by implementing a system of RFID-enabled hand-washing stations.

This event will combine thought-provoking presentations, expert panelists and an exhibit area showcasing the latest RFID solutions for the health-care industry. RFID in Health Care is designed for executives at hospitals or clinics considering using RFID technology within their facilities. Attendees registering early can save $250 off regular onsite rates.

"The benefits hospitals are achieving by tracking equipment with RFID are significant," said Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "Companies are reducing capital expenditures on equipment by employing active systems to improve asset-utilization rates. They are better managing high-value inventories of drugs, implants and other medical devices, and they are improving hand-hygiene compliance, bed turnover rates, staff performance and much more."

For more information, please visit the RFID in Health Care website, www.rfidjournalevents.com/healthcare, or contact attendee registration at healthcare@rfidjournal.com or (631) 249-4960.

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RFID Journal is the leading source of news and information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision makers worldwide—online and at face-to-face events. For more information, visit www.rfidjournal.com.