Pittsburgh company Mobile Aspects will provide an RFID-enabled inventory management system for DMC Harper University Hospital.
Thsi system will store, track, and manage the utilization of high cost devices and supplies supporting cardiology services.
RFID Healthcare: DMC Harper University Hospital To Install RFID Technology From Mobile Aspects
Mobile Aspects announced recently that the DMC Harper University Hospital will implement a radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled inventory management system to store, track, and manage the utilization of high cost devices and supplies supporting cardiology services. Developed by Mobile Aspects, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa., the system, called iRISupply, uses an RFID tracking architecture to automate charge capture, inventory management, device expiration management, and other key operational processes within the patient care setting.
The organization will implement fourteen iRISupply cabinet units to manage the storage and utilization of implantable stent devices within their cardiac catheterization laboratory suites at the DMC Harper University Hospital location. In leveraging the RFID-enabled technology, the organization seeks to create a more efficient, automated process for managing these high-cost items and in turn, realize more streamlined and accurate processes in documenting device utilization for billing and inventory management.
“As our case volumes continue to grow rapidly we have identified the need to provide our staff with a solution that can address the challenges of effectively managing a corresponding increase in the volume of expensive medical device inventory,” shared Jim Stopford, Vice President of Diagnostic and Interventional Services at Harper. “With the RFID-enabled technology, we can significantly reduce the manual processes needed from our staff to manage these items and concurrently realize immediate returns through areas such as more accurate charge capture and avoidance of device expiration.” Implementation of the iRISupply system will begin in fall 2007.
The iRISupply system is part of the Mobile Aspects One System of CARE solution, which employs identification and information technologies to automate processes for clinical resource management by healthcare providers. One System of CARE uses Texas Instruments Inc.’s Tag-it HF-I portfolio of high-frequency ISO/IEC 15693 RFID tags. By automating the storage, tracking, utilization, and billing of clinical resources through RFID, healthcare providers realize enhanced care quality, increased productivity, accurate billing, and significant inventory cost savings.
About The DMC Harper University Hospital
DMC Harper University Hospital is one of the nation’s premier health care institutions – providing medical care to patients from around the world. Harper provides world-renowned services in a broad range of clinical areas. DMC Harper is a par of the Detroit Medical Center. The Detroit Medical Center operates nine hospitals and institutes: Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Kresge Eye Institute, Michigan Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and Sinai-Grace Hospital. Established as a nonprofit corporation in 1985, the DMC is a leading regional health care system with a mission of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education.
The Detroit Medical Center can be found on the web at www.dmc.org.
About Mobile Aspects
Mobile Aspects, Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a healthcare technology supplier focused on providing an integrated suite of clinical resource management solutions to automate the management of supply, asset, drug and patient tracking through the One System of CARE solution. The cornerstone of these technological capabilities is Intelligent Radio Frequency Inventory System (iRIS), the industry’s leading patent-protected tracking architecture that leverages radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. Through this innovative technology, clinicians and other care providers experience a hands free approach to managing the resources used in the patient care process.
Mobile Aspects can be found on the web at www.mobileaspects.com.
SOURCE: Mobile Aspects