RFID in Health Care

January 18, 2011 — 11 AM to 1 PM EST

Gold Sponsor:
Terso Solutions

This virtual event will feature health-care providers and leading early adopters sharing real-world case studies that reveal the business benefits of RFID technology. Register today to hear the latest information regarding asset tracking, patient monitoring, supply chain management and other critical applications.

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11:05 AMOptimizing Inventory Management in an Acute-Care Setting
Saint Joseph's Hospital, a 410-bed facility located in Atlanta, Ga., uses RFID technology and a Web-based information system to optimize its management of high-cost medical devices valued at $2 million in the specialty areas of the hospital's Cardiac Cath Lab and Electrophysiology Lab. In this session, hear how the system interfaces with several hospital information systems already in use at Saint Joseph's, employing high-frequency (HF) 13.56 MHz passive RFID tags conforming to the ISO 15693 standard, to link items to a digital database, where they can then be tracked and monitored. In addition, learn how the system enables the facility to quickly generate real-time reports and analysis, resulting in a significant cost savings and improved charge capture.
Lisa Stepps, Data Manager, Cardiovascular Services, St. Joseph's Hospital
11:30 AMJump Starting Your RFID Implementation
With any technology project comes bumps in the road. But there are several things you can do to jump-start your RFID implementation and overcome challenges. Join Keith Hoffman, Terso Solutions' director of marketing, as he explains the challenges you'll face during an RFID deployment, as well as how to prepare ahead of time so that your RFID implementation can hit the ground running. Terso's inventory-management solution integrates RFID-enabled intelligent enclosures with data management and 24/7 support services, to effectively monitor product inventory any time of the day or night.
Keith Hoffman, Director of Marketing, Terso Solutions
11:45 AMWhat You Need to Know About Different RFID Systems
Not all RFID solutions are alike. It's important to understand the various technologies involved—active, passive, real-time locating systems (RTLS) and so forth—and how each performs in the real world in various types of business applications. In this session, the presenter will discuss the different technological scenarios for such applications, and identify which technologies can be better suited to support your initiative.
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
11:55 AMRFID Journal LIVE! 2011 Advance Preview: RFID in Health Care
This year's LIVE! event will take place on Apr. 12-14, 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla. This year, in addition to presenting a full program agenda, an array of knowledgeable speakers and an expanded trade-show floor with more than 175 exhibitors, LIVE! Will feature three full days of health-care-related sessions. Hear from some of the speakers in the RFID for Health Care preconference seminar, as well as the Pharmaceutical/Health Care track, and get a brief overview of the projects they've deployed, along with an advance look at some early results, before the conference opens.
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Ed Bortone, CHPA, Director of Materials Services and Security, Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Ray Lowe, Senior Director of Enterprise Clinical Implementation (EHR) and Acute Care Strategy, Dignity Health
Gregg Stepp, CMRP, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Texoma Medical Center
12:25 PMImplementation of an RFID Solution to Track Medical Devices: Case Study From Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Brigham and Women's Hospital, located in Boston, Mass., has installed an RFID-based real-time location system (RTLS), enabling it to track thousands of medical devices. The 747-bed nonprofit teaching hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, currently tracks more than 6,000 portable patient-care devices on its campus, extending throughout two buildings. In this session, hear the processes and lessons learned from the RFID implementation, and find out how the system has improved patient care, streamlined patient flow and saved the hospital money.
L. Michael Fraai, Director of Biomedical Engineering, Brigham and Women's Hospital