New York (PRWEB) April 30, 2010
RFID Journal, the world's leading media and events company covering radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, today announced that registration is open for two one-day conferences focused on helping health-care providers understand how the technology can help them improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies. RFID in Health Care West will be held on June 15, 2010, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, in Los Angeles, Calif., and RFID in Health Care East will be held on Oct. 12, at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, in Philadelphia, Penn.
"The application of RFID in the health-care sector is a very hot topic today, due to the increasing cost pressures on hospitals," said Mark Robert, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "We are launching these events in response to the demand for information by health-care professionals. As with all of our events, we will feature end users presenting objective case studies about how they are using different types of RFID technology to optimize their operations and improve patient outcomes."
Educational seminars at the RFID in Health Care events will cover the following topics:
- Patient Monitoring: Learn how hospitals are employing RFID to track patients from check-in to checkout, thereby reducing the time nurses spend collecting information and confirming patient identities.
- 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, thus improving asset utilization, lowering maintenance costs and decreasing the need to purchase additional assets.
- Supply Chain Tracking: Hospitals purchase high-value pharmaceuticals and other supplies that can be 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 administered the wrong medications, 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 utilize 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 facilities are paid for care delivered.
RFID in Health Care West and East will present valuable opportunities for professional caregivers to learn how the latest RFID systems can help them improve patient care while lowering costs. "There is no doubt in my mind," Roberti stated, "that attendees to these two events will come away with information that will generate tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of dollars in annual savings for their organizations."
For more information, please visit the RFID in Health Care Web site, http://www.rfidjournalevents.com/healthcare/, or contact Attendee Registration at healthcare(at)rfidjournal(dot)com or (631) 249-4960.
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