Hospital Pharmacy RFID Automation: How Intelliguard® RFID Encoding Works

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 by Danielle Culham

Hospital pharmacies struggle with time-consuming manual tasks such as replenishing kits and trays, and managing pharmaceutical inventory. The opportunity to automate these activities and as a result, save time, reduce errors, and focus more on critical patient care efforts, is a welcome idea. Many have heard of radio frequency identification (RFID) healthcare technology as an automation solution that can help the pharmacy be more effective and efficient; However, the prospect of delving into a new technology might appear daunting when dealing with an already packed schedule. The good news is that hospital pharmacy RFID automation is both powerful and simple.

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The Solution to OR Medication and Narcotics Management: RFID

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 by Paula Dycaico

Part 2: RFID — Revolutionary Technology Now Available for the OR

In part one of this two-part series, we explored the many challenges caregivers face in the operating room (OR) and how traditional OR medication and narcotics management systems are often adding to the burden by impeding workflow. This article explores how advances in RFID (radio frequency identification) solutions can now address many of the challenges hospital pharmacists and caregivers face in the OR, and help modern hospitals increase safety, simplify OR work processes, reduce caregiver burdens and better manage drug inventories.

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Tackling Challenges of OR Medication Management with RFID (Part 1)

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 by Paula Dycaico

Part 1: Today's Challenges

A fast-paced and stressful environment, the operating room (OR) is perhaps the most challenging area of a hospital for managing medications and narcotics. Although regulatory mandates and medication management systems have attempted to reduce errors and improve the administration of OR medication and narcotics, many caregivers find current solutions, like carts, barcode systems and automated dispensing cabinets, to be a time-consuming barrier to effective care.

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