A Billion Dollar Industry Opportunity: Trackcore Integrated with RFID Enclosures

Doctors and administrative staff at West Virginia Healthcare (WVU) take a lot of pride in WVU’s designation as a certified trauma center. The WVU facility in Morgantown has 19 operating rooms on the fifth floor and an additional 10 on the second floor ambulatory unit. With such a large operation, tracking tissue and the medical implants required for surgeries in the OR can be an arduous task accompanied by extremely high labor costs. With this in mind – as well as a goal to stay ahead of The Joint Commission’s growing UDI requirements being enforced by the Food & Drug Administration WVU, in 2013, turned to TrackCore integrated with RFID enclosures.

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Improving the Operations & Delivery of Care Through Real-time Healthcare System

In a day and age when timeliness is critical to patient safety, care quality and operational efficiencies, many healthcare providers waste copious amounts of time and resources to locate patients, staff and critical equipment like heart monitors and defibrillators. While many potential solutions exist, a real-time healthcare system (RTHS) represents the most formidable change agent moving forward. RTHS disrupts the classic care delivery model by using real-time information and communications to be more proactive and less reactive. The key aspect to RTHS is situational awareness…

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RFID In Clinical Trials

RFID is making its way into more and more industries as the technology matures and enterprises discover new use cases with solid ROIs. That’s especially true in the world of clinical trials, where RFID could help speed drugs to market and sharply reduce drug development costs by making trials more efficient and accurate. Greater visibility into the entire clinical trial supply chain is essential for a process that results in pharmaceutical firms often spending hundred of millions – if not billions – to get drugs to the stage where they are ready for regulatory approval.

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The Cloud and RFID; Making Deployments Seamless

Cloud computing is expected to further accelerate RFID adoption by removing costly barriers to deploying the technology and by making it easier to manage the data collected.

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RFID for Ensuring Integrity for Medical Tissues and Devices

Recent advances in medical device technology, surgical procedures and tissue preservation are revolutionizing the health care industry. Most experts agree that we have just scratched the surface of the potential that this new medicine offers. However, this expanded capability requires an equally sophisticated system to track devices, prosthetics and tissues as they move through the supply chain. A mistake or shortfall at any point can have serious consequences both to the patient and the provider.

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The State of the Medical Device Industry: Enabling a Smart Inventory System to Automate Field Inventory Management

As of 2016, the medical device market has grown to a $150 billion dollar industry and shows no signs of slowing down. With over 6,500 medical device companies and a growing amount of inventory being transported in the field on a daily basis, gaining real-time visibility of inventory is necessary. Mounting regulatory standards, demand, costs, and inefficiencies are all driving the industry toward a much-needed change for inventory management, specifically field inventory. While many solutions exist for managing critical supplies, a fully connected, smart inventory management system presents the most proactive solution for automating inventory management. Connecting assets using IoT technology enables medical device manufacturers and hospitals alike real-time information throughout the supply chain, thus better meeting customer demands, improving patient safety, meeting regulatory compliance standards, and accurately monitoring temperature and expiration dates. All resulting in a much better outcome for suppliers and providers.

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