Hospital wirelessly tracks equipment and supplies
Health care technology supplier Mobile Aspects announced that New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City has expanded its use of the company’s iRIsupply solution. The solution uses radio frequency identification, or RFID, technology to manage medical devices and supplies. The hospital had been using the solution to track high-cost items such as heart valves, but now will deploy additional units in its ambulatory surgical center to track implantable medical devices.
According to Mobile Aspects, the initial deployment allowed the hospital to reduce its inventory costs by $230,000.
In other news, Patient Care Technology Systems announced that the 741-bed Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., has deployed the company’s Amerlior ORTracker software used to locate, track and orchestrate the flow of patients, staff and mobile medical equipment. The software integrates data collected from wireless patient and asset badges and sensors using an active RFID network throughout the hospital, according to the company.