MEPS Real-Time, Inc. is meticulously dedicated to following the highest quality RFID standards for our Intelliguard® RFID Solutions. We are a charter member of, and an active collaborator with, the RAIN RFID Alliance. Paul Elizondo, VP of Engineering and R&D at MEPS®, serves as Chairman of the RAIN Healthcare Sub-Committee.
RAIN RFID promotes the universal adoption of UHF RFID technology in a way similar to other wireless technology organizations including NFC Forum, WiFi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG. Member companies are over 100 spanning the globe.
RAIN RFID is a wireless technology that connects billions of everyday items to the internet, enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate, and engage each item. RAIN technology is based on a UHF RFID protocol standard developed by GS1 and ISO. Hundreds of companies have delivered products using these standards worldwide, starting with the initial creation of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The benefits of implementing RAIN RFID solutions for the healthcare industry are numerous.
For Hospital and Health System Pharmacies:
RAIN RFID in healthcare is used to improve medication safety, reduce inventory costs and increase efficiency. Intelliguard® RFID Solutions are currently implemented in pharmacy operations to manage critical inventory, such as processing and distribution of procedural and emergency medication kits and trays and management of high-value medications and narcotics. Intelliguard® RFID solutions in hospital pharmacies are proven to:
- Decrease labor costs
- Provide data and analytics to reduce inventory costs and enable accurate charge capture
- Reduce medication errors
- Provide timely identification of recalled or expired medication
- Ultimately improve patient care and safety