Yet another major health facility has vamped up its existing system with RFID technology to better store, track, and manage stuff.
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano made the upgrade to keep better tabs on its costly, cardiovascular devices and supplies, according to an announcement put out this morning from Mobile Aspects (the provider of the Collin County, Texas, facility’s RFID system).
THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano Installs RFID System From Mobile Aspects
Mar 6 2007, 8:00 AM EST
To support its opening on January 22, THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano successfully implemented a radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled inventory management system to store, track, and manage their utilization of high cost cardiovascular devices and supplies. As the first and only freestanding, full-service hospital in the region dedicated solely to heart and vascular health care, the organization has also been the first facility within the Dallas-Fort Worth area to use the RFID-based technology to automate device and supply utilization processes and eliminate manual approaches such as paper documentation, stickers, bar coding or button pushing.
Developed by Mobile Aspects, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa., the system, called iRISupply(TM), 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 HEART HOSPITAL implemented 14 of the iRISupply cabinet units to manage items such as stents, catheters, and guide wires.
To discuss the benefits of iRISupply with other cardiovascular care providers, Mobile Aspects will be exhibiting at the ACCA 18th Cardiovascular Administrators’ Leadership Conference being held March 21-23 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Common benefits to medical device and supply management realized by cardiovascular service lines include more accurate charge capture, improved security and retrieval of stored items, and enhanced management of product expiration and recall for time-sensitive products.
The IRISupply system is part of the Mobile Aspects One System of CARE(TM) solution, which uses identification and information technologies to automate processes for clinical resource management by healthcare providers. 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 HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano
THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano is the first and only freestanding, full-service hospital in Collin County dedicated solely to providing inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular care. The $100 million, 68-bed hospital opened as scheduled in January 2007 and is adjacent to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. The hospital was created through a partnership between Baylor Plano and 86 cardiovascular physicians and surgeons and focuses on the delivery of safe, quality, compassionate health care and five-star service. To receive a fact sheet about THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano, please call Randy Johnson, director of marketing, at 469.814.3510 or email your request to: [email protected]
THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano can be found on the web at www.baylorhealth.com.
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(TM)), 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.