Case study at UT Medical Center on ROI of item-level RFID tracking

How do you turn a necessity into opportunities? Item-level tracking has become a necessity for healthcare providers. Here, Becky Ashin, VP Advanced Orthopedic Center and University Bariatric Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN, presents a number of examples of item-level RFID tracking implementations for OR, expired supplies, preference cards… The presentation took place in July at the RAIN RFID Alliance Meeting in Seattle.

See below for a selection, the full presentation is available here.
imageHow it all started: A very large variety of medical supplies but “We didn’t have the data that we needed!”

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Returned and Expired items presented huge improvement opportunities
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Less traffic in OR means reduced infection risks and surgical mistakes
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Reasons for RFID adoption, a healthcare provider’s perspective
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Automated documentation at the point-of-care
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What items to track: Some Return On Experience
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UDI serial number, you have to automate this

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