RFID in Health Care
Harold Boeck, University of Sherbrooke & Academia RFID
Ygal Bendavid, ePoly Center & Academia RFID
This seminar introduces participants to RFID applications in health care. Lecturers will explain the business case, ROI and impact of RFID in the health-care environment. The sessions will include videos of RFID at work in hospitals, as well as valuable industry lessons learned. In addition, participants will receive an Academia RFID certificate of attendance upon completion of the seminar.
RFID Journal LIVE! preconference seminars provide in-depth information on specific aspects of EPC and RFID technologies. Attendees can choose to participate in one of these sessions prior to the opening of the main conference program. Preconference seminars are available through either the Full Conference Pass or Preconference + Exhibit-Only Pass.
April 16, 2008
General Session: RFID Basics
New to RFID? This optional session is open to all preconference seminar attendees who want to gain a basic understanding of the fundamentals of RFID. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session will also include a very brief overview of the EPCglobal Network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of RFID and EPC, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal LLC
Movement from Room to Room
RFID Applications in Health Care
In this session, you will learn the current RFID trends in health care, the applications for which the technology is being used and how it has helped to solve common business issues common to many health-care providers.
Live Demo: RFID in Health Care
Theory is nice, but wait until you experience RFID in action and see its potential—as well as the potential challenges you might encounter while deploying the technology. This live demonstration will enable participants to envision how an RFID solution would operate in their facility.
How to Determine Where to Use RFID
RFID has the potential to be a revolutionary technology, but how can you use it within your own organization? This session will present a methodology used to discover RFID opportunities that have the potential to improve efficiencies and reduce costs, as well as transform the organization.
Developing an RFID Business Case and Calculating the ROI
Identifying opportunities within your organization is an important first step, but justifying which opportunity should be implemented first can be a daunting task. Find out how to develop an RFID business case and justify the investment, both qualitatively and quantifiably, through the presentation of a real-world hospital case study.
Getting Your RFID Project Started
Now that you've learned what RFID technology can do for your organization and identified and justified a first project, you need to be aware of possible pitfalls and critical factors that will determine the success of your RFID initiative. This session will provide participants with RFID health-care best practices, as well as useful resources necessary to move forward on their own.
RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 is produced by RFID Journal, the World's RFID Authority.
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