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Re: RFID Tracking
Bob Perkins #34667 01/11/08 10:15 PM
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I've been told that Chester are using a system designed by Airtrak. Another supplier I'm aware of are aeroscout.
A colleague mentioned another will get details next week for you. Cheers Brian


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Re: RFID Tracking
Brian Willis #35374 02/12/08 11:14 AM
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We are starting a trial with RFID in about 2 weeks, using the company's receivers in some wards and using our own WIFI system. If our own system picks up the signal, it'll save the hospital a small fortune.


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Re: RFID Tracking
Bob Perkins #35405 03/12/08 11:17 AM
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Hi, we at Milton Keynes are piloting a system beginning in two weeks... I'll let you know how it goes. The pilot consists of using our own WIFI system which we have throughout the hospital and using 'exciters' from the company. We hope that our own WIFI system will pick up the signal from the tags. We are piloting 2 wards…. One using our own WIFI system only…. The other ward using the company’s detectors (exciters)…..


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Re: RFID Tracking
Bob Perkins #36054 28/12/08 1:29 PM
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Hi friend,
u can find these web ID www.harlandsimon.com
e mail: RFID@harlandsimon.com
thanking you
abdul rahim

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abdul #36820 16/02/09 12:53 PM
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7881807.stm

Another solution for all that lost equipment?


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Re: RFID Tracking
Geoff Hannis #40913 21/09/09 12:21 PM
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This is an article on the IET site reference RFID and the different types that can be used.

http://www.theiet.org/factfiles/it/rfid.cfm?type=pdf

The only thing with RFID is that it will not stop theft or the forgetful transfer persons. The one to have a look at is the microwave system as you can get a position on the item. Just dont know how it would affect older unscreened equipment that we all have in our hospitals.

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bcarlisle #40915 21/09/09 12:50 PM
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Thanks for that, Billy.

Originally Posted By: bcarlisle
The only thing with RFID is that it will not stop theft or the forgetful transfer persons.

Not a lot of use, then, I would have thought. As surely these must be the two main reasons for "actual" missing equipment (rather than simply being misplaced ... in the back of the cupboard, etc.).

If we are actually talking about deterring theft (and we must use technology), perhaps we should be looking at the kind of systems shops use to set off alarm bells when someone walks out the door with an item s/he has "forgotten" to pay for! frown


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Geoff Hannis #40947 22/09/09 1:32 PM
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The purpose of the RFID tracking would be in the monitoring of the ins and outs of a piece of equipment from an equipment library.

With the microwave system it can be tracked to a specific position. Good when you are hunting a specific piece of wayard equipment.

As for the alarms on doors, just look at the use they are in shops.

They are probably a step ahead of barcodes as they can be fitted inside the equipment. Nothing visible to remove. That coupled to wide antenna system with zoning it should be quite simple to set up a full tracking system.(Like the factory stores setups)

Initial cost is the only downside, but if it is taken into account the amount of equipment lying in cupboards and the amount of time wasted by techs trying to find equipment for their PPM,s, I am sure it would pay fro itself in a few years.

As for the theft well you will always get that. What is needed is the stocks brought back in the centre of town. Name and shame!!

Billy

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bcarlisle #40951 22/09/09 3:28 PM
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OK Billy ... what's this "microwave" system you're mentioning? Not something that Dicky is working on, is it? smile

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Geoff Hannis #40959 23/09/09 8:33 AM
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RFID will happen - and has already been implemented in Hospitals in the USA where the evidence shows major savings in time, and we all know time=money. I am all for RFID - but it is still pricey at the moment. I foresee that all portable equipment will be RFID compatible and we should be talking to our reps to get the message across that this is what we want. smile


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