Nancy Baer, the director of strategic projects in information technology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, says that the hospital now requires some manufacturers to affix RFID tags to certain products.
“We’re actually offsetting some of the costs of the tags to the manufacturers and vendors supplying the equipment,” Baer said during a panel discussion hosted by the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at last year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference.
Baer sat down with RFID 24-7 Editor John Johnson to discuss how Mount Sinai Hospital has tagged more than 15,000 assets such as hospital beds, pain pumps, heart monitors and wheel chairs. The issue of source tagging arose after the hospital had difficulty tagging pain pumps because the tags wouldn’t fit on the actual devices.
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