RFID in Healthcare: Tracking of assets and patients
On September 29th, the BEAI (Biomedical / Clinical Engineering Association of Ireland) ran their 22nd Annual Biomedical & Clinical Engineering Scientific Conference which had a theme of “Accelerating Healthcare – Pushing the Boundaries”.
With an aging population and fast population growth, the Irish healthcare system is continually under pressure to deliver high-quality care in a timely manner. With this in mind, healthcare providers are looking more and more to technology to help them automate and streamline their processes so they can improve their efficiency and deliver improved patient care.
Due to the nature of the conference theme and VisionID’s experience in the healthcare environment, VisionID was invited to speak at the conference to give an overview of how disruptive technology such as RFID is being used in hospitals to help them improve their operations.
In conjunction with ASD, we delivered a presentation focusing on the application of RFID in hospitals to track medical equipment and patients throughout the hospital. To demonstrate the benefits of RFID in healthcare, we can an overview of some of our healthcare projects such as;
- St. James’s Hospital where we implemented RFID to track precious samples, vulnerable patients and valuable artwork.
- St. Vincent’s where we are running a pilot programme using RFID to track medical assets.
- Galway Clinic where we implemented RFID patient wristbands to improve the patient journey.
If you would like view our presentation or learn more about these projects then you can download RFID in Healthcare slides.