RFID in Health Care 2014SessionsUsing RFID to Optimize Medical Device Inventories

Using RFID to Optimize Medical Device Inventories

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Cardiac medical devices used in cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs are extremely expensive and complex. Some single-use disposable equipment, such as heart pumps, can cost more than $25,000 each. Hospitals with a busy cardiology service line will typically maintain cardiac device inventories valued at many millions of dollars. Learn how an RFID-enabled inventory-management solution can track and manage cardiac devices. Most hospitals rely on clinical staff members to manually track inventory, which is usually not as effective as an RFID system. Find out how to use a real-time inventory-management system to optimize inventory levels and better manage consignment stock, expired products and recall notifications via RFID.