WebWire: Patient safety will drive the use of the next generation of active-RFID (radio frequency identification) location tags from Radianse, Inc., an innovator of indoor positioning solutions (IPS) used to locate and associate equipment and people in hospitals.
Radianse will show the industry’s first single-use active-RFID tag for patient location at the 2005 HIMSS Conference and Exposition (Booth 6655) February 14-17 in Dallas, Texas.
The wristwatch-sized device is one-eighth the price of the average competitive tags marketed for patient location. It’s designed to maximize comfort, safety and convenience across a patient’s length of stay. It can even be worn safely in the shower. The Radianse single-use tag can be slipped onto a patient’s ID wrist band. Or a hospital can choose to print patient ID information on Radianse tamper-resistant wrist bands using existing printers.
The tag has a button that can be programmed based on the patient’s location. In the PACU, for example, a button push might signal the patient is ready for transport.
Patient location applications shown to improve safety and satisfaction.