Cambridge assets on voyage of Discovery
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has implemented an asset tracking system that is being used on more than 2,500 medical devices.
EC flags benefits of Notts Cisco network
A report has shown that patient waiting times at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have been cut by a third following the implementation of a Cisco network and telephony system. The trust implemented a medical grade network to underpin wired and wireless communications after identifying communications problems in its emergency department. These were causing delays to […]
EHI’s industry round up 16.10.2009
This month’s E-Health Insider industry round-up covers news about system deployments, achievements and awards, and other developments in healthcare IT. Nortel launches patient discharge and asset tracking solutions Nortel has announced two additions to its healthcare solution portolio. The first is a patient discharge solution, which introduces unified communications and interoperability between hospital systems to […]
System C buys Bluestar
System C has announced it has bought RFID specialist Bluestar, the latest in a series of acquisitions by the company.
EHI’s industry news roundup 25.04.08
E-Health Insider’s industry news round up for the week ending 25 April 2008 featuring supplier news, appointments and awards. Supplier news Sussex HIS use new e-learning for staff training Sussex Health Information Service (HIS) is using e-learning training services from ILX Group to make significant savings and enhancing training provision for its 400 staff. The […]
ANS Group to pilot voice based asset tracking
New wireless technology which enables a user to track the location of equipment or drugs using their voice is ready to be installed in NHS trusts by the ANS Group. The solution is based on Cisco wireless technology, and will allow staff to talk into a device and ask where the required resource currently is. […]
Eighty trusts sign up to ‘scan and save’
The GS1 asset tracking technology in use. Radio Frequency Identification and barcode standards specialist GS1 UK says that almost eighty NHS trusts across England have signed up for to its ‘scan and save’ initiative for automatically tracking and tracing sterile surgical instruments. The wireless wristband and barcode-based technologies allows hospitals to trace the complete life […]
RFID on the frontline
Using RFID to track high value medical equipment can save time and money, argues, Cisco’s Terry Espiner.
Tag team care
Colin Jervis of Kinetic Consulting examines some of the innovative ways that RFID tags are being used in patient care and health administration.