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.
How it all started: A very large variety of medical supplies but “We didn’t have the data that we needed!”
Returned and Expired items presented huge improvement opportunities
Less traffic in OR means reduced infection risks and surgical mistakes
Reasons for RFID adoption, a healthcare provider’s perspective
Automated documentation at the point-of-care
What items to track: Some Return On Experience
UDI serial number, you have to automate this