RFID Journal Launches RFID Health-Care Event

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RFID Journal, the world's leading media and events company covering radio frequency identification, will produce a one-day event focused on helping health-care providers understand how the technology can help them improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply-chain efficiencies.

RFID Journal, the world's leading media and events company covering radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, today announced plans to produce a one-day conference focused on helping health-care providers understand how the technology can help them improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply-chain efficiencies. The event, titled RFID in Health Care, will be held on Jan. 23, 2008, at the Westin Casuarina Las Vegas Hotel, collocated with the second annual Health Care Supply Chain Management Summit, produced by World Congress.

"The application of RFID in the health-care sector is a very hot topic these days, so we're excited about this event," said Mark Robert, founder and editor of RFID Journal. "This is the one event where health-care professionals can get objective advice and learn how and where they can benefit from using RFID. And because it is collocated with the Health Care Supply Chain Management Summit, health-care providers can benefit from attending both events."

Educational seminars at the RFID in Health Care event will cover the following topics:

  • Patient Monitoring: Learn how hospitals are using RFID to monitor patients from check-in to check-out, reducing the time nurses spend collecting information, confirming patient identities and improving patient outcomes.
  • Asset Tracking: Hospitals often have many assets that are underutilized. Real-world case studies will show how RFID systems can be employed to track assets in real time, improving asset utilization, lowering maintenance costs and reducing the need to purchase additional assets.
  • Supply-Chain Tracking: Hospitals purchase high-value drugs and other supplies that can get stolen, lost or misplaced. Learn how RFID can help companies better track goods from major suppliers, as well as reduce costs and shrinkage.
  • Patient Safety: RFID can be used not only to ensure that patients are never given the wrong drugs, but also to prevent the misidentification of surgical patients, make sure sponges are not left in patients and ensure that surgical instruments are properly sterilized.
  • Automated Billing: Some hospitals have begun to use RFID to automatically identify patients, the procedures they undergo and the drugs they are given so that bills can be generated automatically, reducing labor and ensuring that the hospitals are paid for care delivered.

The RFID in Health Care event is a unique opportunity for professional care-givers to learn how the latest RFID systems can help them improve patient care while cutting costs.

"There is no doubt in my mind that attendees to the RFID in Health Care and Health Care Supply Chain Summit will come away with information that will generate tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual savings for their organizations," Roberti said.

For more information, please visit the RFID in Health Care Web site at http://www.rfidjournalevents.com/healthcare/, or contact Attendee Registration at healthcare(at)rfidjournal.com or +1 631-249-4960.

About RFID Journal
RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information about radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision-makers worldwide--in print, online and at face-to-face events. For more information, visit http://www.rfidjournal.com.

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