RFID Usage in the Patient Care Environment Gets Clean Bill of Health

July 17, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Hospitals and other patient care facilities are safe using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in their facilities, according to a new study by BlueBean and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The study determined that passive RFID can be safely used in a hospital environment.

The study, which was completed in March 2008, tested 25 common medical devices resulting in 1600 performance assessments. In all cases, the devices performed as expected and no interference from the passive RFID devices was observed.

"This is great news for healthcare facilities. The results of this study make it clear that passive RFID is safe around common medical devices," says BlueBean President Gregg Maggioli. "RFID systems to manage inventory, track items and assist in patient billing can be used without any adverse effects on equipment."

As hospitals and other healthcare facilities nationwide are looking to improve efficiency and cut costs while providing better patient care, RFID solutions are becoming more and more prevalent.

"BlueBean has a number of options available to assist healthcare providers with using passive RFID to track supplies and pharmaceuticals in the hospital environment," adds Maggioli. "This study eliminates concerns that these facilities may have with using RFID."

To download the complete study, go to www.BlueBeanRFID.com.

About BlueBean

BlueBean (www.bluebeanrfid.com) is a privately held RFID consulting and systems integration company that focuses exclusively on RFID solutions and simplifying the implementation of RFID technology. BlueBean guarantees clients a solution that successfully meets their business needs based on real world knowledge, extensive expertise, and certifications from the top RFID manufacturers including Alien, Impinj, Intermec, Motorola, Omron, Printronix and Zebra.

BlueBean provides a custom roadmap of the steps required to achieve your goals and offers services and resources to implement the solution. RFID services include design, hardware and software selection, installation, implementation, integration with existing systems, maintenance and support. BlueBean strives to make the client's RFID deployment as simple and easy as possible.