Final Agenda Announced for RFID in Health Care 2012

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The event will focus on educating health-care providers about how radio frequency identification technology is helping leading hospitals and health-care facilities to improve patient safety and operations.

RFID Journal announced today the final agenda for RFID in Health Care 2012 (, the premier industry event focused on the use of radio frequency identification technologies within the health-care industry. The conference and exhibition will be held on Sept. 6, 2012, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers, in Boston, Mass.

RFID in Health Care will feature leading hospital executives explaining how they use RFID to improve asset-utilization rates, reduce expenses and improve patient outcomes, and will provide a unique learning experience for health-care executives. Early adopters will share the results of real-world deployments, and answer questions regarding the benefits they have achieved from deploying RFID.

Attendees will gain valuable insights into the proper RFID technologies to employ for various applications, and find out how to avoid common pitfalls. This event, to be held in Boston, the epicenter of the U.S. health-care industry, will combine thought-provoking presentations, expert panelists and an exhibit area showcasing the latest RFID solutions for the health-care industry. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the leading technology companies and view their latest solutions.

Confirmed speakers include:

  •     Jay Adams, IT enterprise architect at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
  •     Lynne Briggs, BloodCenter of Wisconsin's VP and CIO
  •     Clive P. Hohberger, Ph.D., RFID systems architect at BloodCenter of Wisconsin
  •     Diane Hubisz, operations director of Tufts Medical Center's CardioVascular Center
  •     Michael McDonald, VA VISN 11 biomedical engineering chief of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans in Partnership (VISN11) Healthcare Network
  •     Chad Neal, director of technology at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC)
  •     Todd Pawlicki, Ph.D., professor and director of the University of California, San Diego's Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
  •     Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor
  •     Robert M. Sheridan, director of interventional radiology within Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Imaging
  •     Ashley Simmons, Florida Hospital's operations performance improvement consultant

Sessions will focus on the use of RFID to improve patient care, efficiency and safety; track assets; and automate supply management; as well as best practices and lessons learned for getting the most out of an RFID implementation.

“This is a great opportunity for health-care providers to learn how RFID technologies can be used in a variety of applications within hospitals and clinics,” says Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. “RFID in Health Care is the one event where health-care providers can learn from their peers how to use radio frequency identification to cut costs and improve patient outcomes.”

For more information, please visit the RFID in Health Care Web site,, or contact Attendee Registration at healthcare(at)rfidjournal(dot)com or (631) 249-4960.

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RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding 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—online and at face-to-face events. For more information, visit

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