Following the increase in people’s demand for health, the medical market has been developing rapidly. Information technology can not only help optimize the hospital resources allocation and improve the hospital services level but also reduce patients’ pain and improve their quality of life. RFID, as the core technology of the Internet of things, is being applied more and more widely in the medical field.
There are many kinds of compliance in the healthcare market, and the products used in the healthcare market need to be reliable, stable, and consistent and must withstand high temperature or chemical sterilization and harsh environments.
Crepak provides a wide range of products for medical applications, including RFID tags, readers, antennas, and smart devices. We are ready to help you solve your problems in a variety of applications:
Assets & Equipment management
There is a huge volume of assets used in hospitals, including office assets, medical assets, and supporting assets, all these assets are located in different areas while part of them are movable in the hospital, knowing what, where, which, and how of these assets are important for hospital operation, by using RFID, hospitals can get visible and timely assets situation, using history with high efficiency, which can be used to improve hospital service and serve more patients.
Newborn babies look similar and they can’t understand and express themselves, if they are not marked effectively, it will often cause misidentification, which will bring huge influence to all parties irretrievably. To reduce risk, both mother and infant will wear an RFID wristband with linked same codes, RFID wristband is required to be checked for any movement of infants. RFID readers or portals are deployed at the gate of the ward to prevent any unauthorized transfer.
High-value consumable management
High-value medical consumables generally refer to medical materials that are used by specific sectors of the human body, complying with strict safety requirements and relatively high value. It mainly includes stents, artificial organs, interventional catheter materials, implant materials, anesthetic materials, and so on. With the rapid expansion of the scale of the hospital, the scope and quantity of its use are increasing quickly. However, there are loopholes and blind corners in the management of high-value consumables in the hospital, resulting in inflated operating costs, which seriously influence the hospital operation and may cause accidents. RFID-based high-value consumables management can lower the risks, reduce operating costs and improve hospital service. Disposable or tamper-proof RFID tags are generally attached to consumables packages or attached to the consumables themselves, which need to withstand the sterilization process; and can be destructively removed before using. RFID handheld or smart trays are used for high-value consumables check-in and check out.
Surgical instrument management
The operation room is one of the busiest and most important parts of a hospital, and every mistake in an operation can cause uncountable damage. As the main tool of operation, safe and efficient surgical instruments management is the essential objective of every hospital. RFID can help to record instrument dispensing and recycling, track the sterilization process, quickly count equipment inventory, optimize equipment management, avoid medical accidents and improve hospital service level, increase hospital income. Small, heat-resistant RFID tags are usually permanently attached to surgical instruments, while RFID tablets, hand-held devices, and smart trays are used for instrument counting and finding.
As a special commodity related to human health, it is important to manage pharmacy in production, circulation, and dispensing. As the best automatic identification technology with its anti-counterfeiting feature, RFID is playing a significant role in pharmacy information management. In pharmacy production, RFID is used for accurate identification and effective management of raw materials which is key for pharmacy quality assurance. In pharmacy circulation, rapid identification can improve supply chain management efficiency while anti-counterfeiting and traceability can prevent counterfeit pharmacy flow into the market. In pharmacy dispensing, RFID can prevent mistakenly and miss dispensing to ensure treating effection. The disposable RFID tag is pasted on the pharmacy package during production, while RFID handheld readers and smart equipment are deployed at production, logistic and sales sites to inspect and distinguish counterfeiting.
Medical waste management
The presence of infectious bacteria, viruses, chemical contamination, and radioactive hazardous materials in medical waste is extremely dangerous and is regarded as a "top danger" and "deadly killer". The RFID-based medical waste management system can timely and dynamically monitor the whole process, can quickly track the abnormal medical waste. combined with an automatic weighing system, it can also track the weight change of specific medical waste, timely grasp the situation of medical waste treatment, find the omission of treatment waste, and solve it. The rugged RFID tag is mounted to the medical waste carrier for long-term use, while fixed and mobile readers is deployed on the truck and waste treatment facility to automatically identify the waste.
Hospital uniform & linen management
Hospital uniforms and linens include doctors' and nurses’ uniforms, patient uniforms, linens. Traditional management solution is time-consuming, labor-intensive, and may cause infection, RFID-based laundry management, can make uniform&linens registration, laundry, counted, and recycling data visible, to ensure timely and safe management of uniform and clothing, and prevent unauthorized items taken away from the hospital. Rugged RFID tags are embedded or sewed into uniforms and linens, while smart equipment and RFID readers are deployed at hospital and laundry facilities.