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Intelligent Healthcare Association Announces 2017 Award Recipients

NEW YORK, February 13, 2017 — The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) announced today the recipients of the IHA 2017 Awards, both special recognition and competitive. Each year IHA recognizes an individual or institution that has demonstrated leadership in the digital health community. In 2017, the IHA Special Recognition Award recipient is Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Founder and Chief Executive Officer for NantHealth, which offers a systems-based approach to personalized healthcare integrating novel diagnostics with large-scale, biometric and phenotypic data to track patient outcomes and deliver precision medicine. Dr. Soon-Shiong will receive his award Monday February 20 at 11:20am at the IHA Pavilion, HIMSS17, Orlando, FL.

This year, IHA offered two competitive awards. The third award, the GRAND Award, is chosen from these two awardees.

  • The 2017 IHA Improving Patient Care and Health Delivery award is being presented to Hamilton Health Sciences for reducing in­hospital cardiac and respiratory arrests using a novel mobile application. Hamilton Health Sciences is one of Canada’s top five research hospitals and is currently conducting research in over 1,500 centers across 86 countries. With the help of the ThoughtWire service team, they were able to pilot a working solution that was up and running in eight weeks. The results: Critical Care Response Team consults decreased 17 percent; CPR with Code Blue calls were reduced by six percentage points.
  • The 2017 Innovative Healthcare Award is being presented to Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, VA), specifically their Sentara Princess Anne Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), for eliminating alarm fatigue and giving staff critical and timely tools in addressing patients’ needs. The wireless solution is a highly-coordinated effort among staff and vendors including the Vocera Engage alarm management and clinical communication solution incorporated with a Real Time Location System (RTLS), telecommunications, and patient monitors. The result was a 54 percent reduction in duplicative patient monitoring alarms, a 94 percent increase in staff satisfaction as it relates to alarm management, and overall improved quality of care for patients. Pioneers at heart, Sentara Healthcare gained worldwide recognition when America’s first in-vitro baby was born at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

 

The judges elected to recognize two nominations with Honorable Mentions.

  • Pensacola Beach, Fla-based Green Circle Health impressed judges with its breadth of scope and clarity of purpose that will have a huge impact on consumer health and wellness in the coming years. Green Circle Health’s GCH Platform allows users to store and track health data from hospitals and clinics as well as from their at-home devices. Revolutionizing how consumers use their health care data, Green Circle Health allows users to improve the treatment of chronic diseases and conditions which, according to the Centers for Disease Control, are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems.
  • The Center for Music Therapy, Inc., based in Austin (TX), intrigued and beguiled the judges with its Movement Tracks Project. To address the leading movement disorder in the US with fall-safety concerns (Parkinson’s Disease), the Center interfaces algorithm and methodologies to further develop sensory optimization strategies for pervasive use in smart, integrated, stationary and wearable biometric systems and devices for gait improvement.

Award recipients have been invited to participate in the Intelligent Health Association Awards ceremony at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2017 conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The event is being held February 20, 2017, at 5:30pm at the Intelligent Health Pavilion’s Leadership Theater. (Booth 8361)

The judges for the competitive awards are as follows: Georgia Tech associate vice president for research, faculty interaction, Gisele Bennett; President and CEO of Asset Insights Sylvanus Bent; Virginia-based cybersecurity consultant Deborah Cooper; University of California-San Francisco professor Donna Hudson; University of Wisconsin distinguished researcher Alfonso Gutierrez; and consultant and retired Lucent Technologies manager, John Walz.

The IHA annual awards identify and recognize the most compelling healthcare projects incorporating wireless technologies resulting in sustainable impact on the patient experience, safety and healthcare facility operations. Additionally, the IHA awards are intended to educate the healthcare delivery industry. For more information, please visit ihassociation.org/awards.

 

About the Intelligent Health Association

The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) is a not-for-profit, global organization founded to elevate awareness and to educate the life sciences community on the adoption of new technologies. Educationally focused, IHA is a vendor-neutral, technology and frequency agnostic association dedicated to promoting the use and adoption of auto-ID, NFC, RFID, RTLS, sensors and wireless technologies in the healthcare, assisted and independent living and nursing home industries. For more information, please visit: www.ihassociation.org.

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3 days of Interactive Demonstrations and Keynote Speakers That Bring Together the Global Healthcare Community

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: February 15, 2017 – The Intelligent Health Association is proud to be bringing its award-winning IHA Pavilion back to HIMSS 2017 for a 7th year. HIMSS will be held in Orlando from February 19th to 23rd, 2017. The Intelligent Health Pavilion’s goal is to raise the level of awareness and educate healthcare professionals on the integration and adoption of new technologies for improved patient care and safety and the patient experience.

The Intelligent Health Association for 2017 will bring together some of the top global technology firms to demonstrate “True, Real time, “I o T in the Healthcare Eco-system” through a series of demonstrations in its I o T Demo Theatre. The IHP will also feature key note speakers who are international luminaries in the Health eco-system such as: Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong, CEO of NantHealth; Greg Cassini, Senior VP of Health for Frost & Sullivan; Barry Runyon, Research VP, Gartner; Dr. Simon Kos, Senior Vice President of Global Health for Microsoft; Natasa Sokolovich, Executive Director, UPMC Telehealth; Don Jones of Script Translational Institute; Dr. Chris Landon, Director of Pediatrics, Ventura County Medical Center and Dr. David Metcalf, Researcher for the University of Central Florida.

“We are bringing together technology to create a community of care,” says Harry P. Pappas, CEO of Intelligent Health Association. “Our goal is to demonstrate how technology can lend itself to creating better, longer, healthier and safer lives for patients around the world.” A passionate advocate for collaboration to create global wellness, Harry truly believes that the i-Home is a shift towards pro-care. “With the advent of the smart phone and other specific technologies, the point of care has transferred from the hospital to the home and will increase patient compliance and data collection to improve patient health outcomes.”

The i-Home focuses on health and wellness and was launched in 2014 as part of the Intelligent Health Pavilion. Along with the Intelligent Hospital, the Pavilion’s i-Home showcases relevant use cases, a combination of both smart home (consumer-oriented) technologies, and clinical and medical technologies that have been successfully deployed in connected smart homes.

“As the healthcare ecosystem shifts from fee-for-service to a value-based model with consumers/patients having to finance a greater portion of the cost burden, clinical services are becoming commoditized,” says keynote speaker Natasa Sokolovich. “Price transparency, convenience and low-cost treatment alternatives are the new normal and successful providers and payors are identifying and embracing technology which allows them to redefine the way that care is delivered in order to meet consumer expectations. This is an exciting time in healthcare as the focus shifts away from “brick and mortar” hospitals and care settings to meet the patient where they are- at home, at work…virtually everywhere.”

About the Intelligent Health Association
The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) is the only global, vendor neutral and technology agnostic educational organization that is technology based and technology centric. The IHA is comprised of numerous new technology communities, consortia, and societies all operating under one organizational structure with a common goal: to help drive the “Evolution to the Digital Healthcare Revolution™”. The IHA is leading the transformation in the health eco-system by educating the health community to adopt and implement new technologies, medical devices, smartphones, wearables, A/R, AI, and certified mobile apps in the community of care. The IHA also produces and presents its own high quality educational programs and conferences around the world in a partnership with the other health related organizations, academic institutions, government, technology community, and the medical and clinical mobile app developers’ community, along with all standards bodies. The IHA’s focus is: Hospitals, Nursing homes, assisted living, long term care, Independent Living, i-HOME™ and Connected Smart Medical Home™, Retail Health, and Health and Wellness Centers.

To learn more about the Intelligent Health Pavilion, visit Hall E, booth #8361 during HIMSS17 or go to: IHAHIMSS2017 for more information.

 

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Nominations Open for Intelligent Health Association 2016 Awards

New York – December 22, 2015 – The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) announced today that nominations are now open for the 2016 IHA Awards. This is the fourth year the organization seeks to recognize the companies and individuals that have made significant contributions to patient care and healthcare facility management using wireless technologies. See http://ihassociation.org/awards

The distinguished judges are: Gisele Bennett, Georgia Institute of Technology professor; Deborah Cooper, cybersecurity consultant; Alfonso Gutierrez, University of Wisconsin distinguished researcher; Donna Hudson, University of California-San Francisco professor; and John W. Walz, consultant and retired Lucent Technologies manager. READ MORE HERE!

Intelligent Hospital Pavilion Debuts at HealthAchieve 2015

Toronto – August 6, 2015 – The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), in partnership with the Intelligent Health Association (IHA), is excited to introduce the first-ever Intelligent Hospital Pavilion (IHP) at HealthAchieve in Toronto this November 2 and 3. This technology-equipped destination pavilion will feature two demonstration rooms that will showcase the latest wireless technologies being utilized in today’s hospitals. READ MORE HERE!

IHTV Releases New Video – 2015 Intelligent Health Pavilion Overview at HIMSS15, Chicago

View the exciting new areas at this year’s pavilion at HIMSS15, Chicago, including the Intelligent Lab, Demo Zone and i-HOME™, as well as an overview of the entire pavilion. With record attendance, overflowing speaking theaters and new technologies on display this year’s pavilion proved to be yet again a unique educational opportunity. Watch the video here.

Intelligent Pharmacy Pavilion Debuts at the 2014 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition

Innovative Exhibit during World’s Largest Meeting of Pharmacists to Demonstrate Patient Safety Technologies

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 – The Intelligent Healthcare Association (IHA), in a partnership with ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), is excited to introduce the first-ever Intelligent Pharmacy Pavilion (IPP) at ASHP’s 2014 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Anaheim, CA, December 7-11.

This 7,200-square-foot pavilion will feature demonstration rooms that will showcase the latest technologies being utilized in today’s hospitals and ambulatory care pharmacies. The IPP will allow healthcare professionals to observe the integration of medication management technology and patient care delivery. Follow this link to read the full press release. Watch the video here.

 

IHTV Releases New Video – UCF Internship at the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion 2014

NEW YORK, September 23, 2014 Intelligenthospital.tv (IHTV) just released a new video – “UCF Internship at the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion 2014″. At HIMSS14 the Intelligent Hospital Association (ihassociation.org) introduced an internship program for students. Through a partnership with the University of Central Florida, 50 students participated in an internship that included webinars with academicians and practitioners; industry research assignments and hands on learning sessions in the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion demonstration rooms. The program was well received and is a great addition to the IHA educational programming. Watch the video here.

 

IHTV Releases New Video – Phil Fasano, EVP & CIO at Kaiser Permanente Discusses the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion

NEW YORK, September 11, 2014 Intelligenthospital.tv (IHTV) just released a new video – “Phil Fasano, EVP & CIO at Kaiser Permanente Discusses the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion”. Watch healthcare industry leader, Phil Fasano, EVP & CIO at Kaiser Permanente discuss the Intelligent Hospital™ and his new book, “Transforming Health Care” with IHTV at HIMSS14 in the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion. Watch the video here.

 

IHTV Releases New Video – History of The Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion 2011 – 2014

NEW YORK, August 5, 2014 Intelligenthospital.tv (IHTV) just released a new video – “History of The Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion 2011 – 2014″. Since the the launch of the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at HIMSS11 in Orlando, it has been the most visited venue at the show. Growing from 3,500 sq.ft. in 2011 to 26,000 sq.feet in 2014 with the addition of an Intelligent Medical Home, the exhibit has impressed, informed and educated visitors at an ever increasing rate. Watch the video here

 

Intelligent Pharmacy Pavilion Debuts at the 2014 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition

Innovative Exhibit during World’s Largest Meeting of Pharmacists to Demonstrate Patient Safety Technologies

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 – The Intelligent Healthcare Association (IHA), in a partnership with ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), is excited to introduce the first-ever Intelligent Pharmacy Pavilion (IPP) at ASHP’s 2014 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Anaheim, CA, December 7-11.

This 7,200-square-foot pavilion will feature demonstration rooms that will showcase the latest technologies being utilized in today’s hospitals and ambulatory care pharmacies. The IPP will allow healthcare professionals to observe the integration of medication management technology and patient care delivery. Follow this link to read the full press release.

 

IHTV Releases Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion Step Down Room and ED Videos

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 Intelligenthospital.tv (IHTV) just released the Step Down Room and Emergency Department videos from the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion shot at HIMSS14 in Orlando this past February.

The Step-Down / Med Surg area of the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion represents a moderate acuity environment responsible for managing a broad spectrum of patients. Patients are typically increasingly mobile and the clinical staff is more dependent on the delivery of critical information directly to the point of care.

The Emergency Department of the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion represents a high pace environment focused on diagnostics, triage, rapid assessment and transport of the patient to appropriate treatment area of the hospital. The ED requires quick response, optimized patient processing and broad spectrum of clinical information to readily available and documented.

It is the goal of the Intelligent Health Association to raise the level of awareness of the available technologies and provide educational programs around research, standards, regulatory issues, operational flow and optimization. Follow this link to view both videos.

 

IHTV Releases Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion LDPR Video

NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 Intelligenthospital.tv (IHTV) just released the LDPR video from the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion shot at HIMSS14 in Orlando this past February. Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-Partum (LDRP) Rooms are designed to provide a comfortable, home-like atmosphere that facilitates patient safety, operational efficiencies, and an overall favorable patient experience. In support of baby friendly hospital initiatives, the LDRP room provides a private environment that promotes the initial bonding between mother and child, allows for caregivers to deliver personalized education, and support for breast feeding and infant care.

Maternal – fetal monitoring during labor and delivery helps care providers implement best practices and improve patient outcomes. These rooms are designed to accommodate state-of-the-art fetal monitoring technology, medical equipment, and supplies that are ready for use when needed throughout the patient’s entire stay. Perinatal data systems capture data from the fetal monitor and import the strips into the system for electronic surveillance and remote monitoring. The patients’ electronic medical record is able to be captured through the documentation modules designed around the clinical workflow specific to labor and delivery. All associated data is integrated to the Healthcare Information System (HIS) providing a complete electronic medical record. Special tools enable care providers the ability to get fast, accurate assistance in the assessment of FHR baseline, variability, accelerations and decelerations, and to apply NICHD definitions with confidence and clarity. Through the use of remote technology (smart phones and/or internet) physicians are able to monitor their patients and utilize the special tools. The perinatal system provides patients with confidence that they are being monitored at all times, even when the care provider is not in the room. Watch the video here

 

IHTV Releases  Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion Cardiology Suite Video

NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 Intelligenthospital.tv (IHTV) just released the Cardiology Suite video from the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion shot at HIMSS14 in Orlando this past February. In this simulation the Cardiology Suite  functions as the command center for the Cardiac  Catherization and Electrophysiology  at the Intelligent Hospital ,  as well being the Cardiology data center.   Within the data center cardiologist can access a variety of patient centric information including;   historical ECG, Holter data, stress /echo, and catherization images.    Watch the videos here

 

IHTV Releases  Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion Operating Room Suite Video

NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 Intelligenthospital.tv (IHTV) just released the Operating Room Suite video from the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion shot at HIMSS14 in Orlando this past February. Learn about some of the exciting technologies featured in the Operating Room Suite and how they could promote patient safety and operational efficiency within your healthcare institution.  Watch the videos here

 

 

IHTV Releases Supply Chain Video

NEW YORK, May 14, 2014 Intelligenthospital.tv (IHTV) just released the Supply Chain Suite video from the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion shot at HIMSS14 in Orlando this past February. Learn about some of the exciting technologies featured in the Supply Chain Suite. IntelligentHospital.TV (IHTV) is a multi-media, web portal, dedicated to serving the educational needs of Life Sciences professionals from around the world. Watch the videos here!

 

IHTV Releases Three More Videos

NEW YORK, April 29, 2014Intelligenthospital.tv (IHTV) just released three more videos from the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion and Intelligent Medical Home™ shot at HIMSS14 in Orlando this past February. Learn about some of the exciting technologies featured in the ICU. See sponsors discuss the benefits to participating in the pavilion and watch a short overview of the Intelligent Medical Home™. IntelligentHospital.TV (IHTV) is a multi-media, web portal, dedicated to serving the educational needs of Life Sciences professionals from around the world. Watch the videos here!

Intelligent Pharmacy™  HIMSS14 Video Released

Medication management within a busy hospital is complex and as every healthcare administrator knows, complex systems can contribute to human errors.  Medication misadventures happen at any number of critical steps in the delivery of care.  In the Intelligent Hospital Pharmacy at HIMSS 2014, examples of some of the challenges hospital pharmacies and retail pharmacies face today were demonstrated.  Many of the emerging technologies  are geared to increase patient safety and operational efficiencies and focus on improving the pharmaceutical supply chain from ordering all the way to the bedside.

Read more and see the video here!

 

Intelligent Medical Home™  HIMSS14 Video Released

With our healthcare system undergoing  major changes and transformation, the Intelligent Health Association and the RFID in Healthcare Consortium  showcased the latest in technologies and solutions that make our homes safer and a primary location to deliver care and patient education. The remote care devices and “smart” home technologies you will see in the Intelligent Medical Home™ exhibit video (HIMSS14, Orlando) will be a sampling of the explosion of innovation that is happening in the healthcare “ecosystem”. 

Read more and see the video here!

Healthcare Symposium Finds Three Recurring Themes

By Emily Sopensky

Recently, a day-long symposium, “Join the Evolution to the Revolution – Transforming and Innovating Healthcare Through New Technologies”, co-produced by the Intelligent Health Association and IEEE, was held just prior to the annual Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference and exhibit Read about the highlights and takeaways in this review of the Symposium.

Themed “Transforming and Innovating Health Through the Adoption of New Technologies”, the symposium featured physicians and academics whose interests and disciplines include working with and introducing new technologies in their organization or healthcare facility.

Held in the Orlando Hilton, across the catwalk from the massive Orange Coast Convention Center, the meeting featured some of brightest and engaging accelerators of wireless technology in healthcare facilities, especially hospitals. This is the fourth year for the symposium, which is scheduled one day prior to the commencement of HIMSS14, of the Health Information Management Systems Society. Roughly 40,000 attend this annual conference and exhibit. Read the full story here.

 

 

 

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium Announces Intelligent Hospital Award Recipients

Industry Awards Recognize Leaders in Advanced Healthcare Technology Solutions

NEW YORK, February 12, 2014 — The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent Hospital.org announced today the following six awards for 2014 and their recipients:

  • Improving Regulatory Compliance was awarded to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Conrad Emmerich, associate vice president for resource management and enterprise visibility; Beverly Essick, D.O.M. and director of clinical compliance and regulatory services; and Mary Jagim, associate director, Office of Enterprise Visibility, will receive the award.
  • The award for Improving the Patient Experience: Care and Safety was awarded to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Receiving the award are Bobbie Carroll, senior director of patient safety and clinical informatics, and Sarah Giga, MS, manager, clinical systems integration.
  • For his team, Dr. Joseph P. Drozda, Jr., director of outcomes research, Mercy, based in Chesterfield, Missouri,will receive the award for the Most Innovative Use Case.
  • Most Innovative Use of Business Intelligence was awarded to Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware. Receiving the award are Leslie Mulshenock, director, Christians Care’s Heart and Vascular Interventional Services; and Matthew P. Esham, the manager for the Heart and Vascular Information Technology Department.
  • Carleen Penoza, director of infomatics, will receive the Most Innovative Use for Physical Security award for Beaumont Health System of Royal Oak, Michigan.
  • Conrad Emmerich will receive the Best Comprehensive Integration award for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Read the full press release here.

 

Judges for 2014 Intelligent Hospital Awards Announced

NEW YORK, November 20, 2013 — Intelligent Hospital, a subisdiary of the RFID in Healthcare Consortium, announces the judges for its second annual Intelligent Hospital Awards. The awards recognize the companies and individuals that have made significant contributions to patient care and healthcare facility management.

The distinguished judges are: Gisele Bennet, Georgia Institute of Technology professor; Alfonso Gutierrez, University of Wisconsin distinguished researcher; Donna Hudson, University of California-San Francisco professor; Daniel W. Engels, Southern Methodist University associate professor; and John W. Walz, consultant and retired Lucent Technologies manager.  Read the full press release here.

Intelligent Hospital Awards Enter Second Year and Open Call for Nominations

NEW YORK, November 1, 2013 –The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent Hospital.org – pioneering organizations in advanced technology initiatives for improved patient care and healthcare facility management – are now accepting nominations for the second annual Intelligent Hospital Awards: http://intelligenthospital.org/awards

Chaired by Emily Sopensky, co-founder of the RHCC, the 2014 Awards Committee comprises solution leaders Ascom Systems (US); Cardiopulmonary Corp.; CareFusion; Ekahau; HP; MEPS Real Time, Inc.; Skylight Healthcare Systems, Inc; Skytron; STANLEY Healthcare; WaveMark; Clinical Computer Systems; PDC; Brother Mobile

Read the full press release here.

 

Clinical Computer Systems, Inc. To Participate In The IH

Elgin, IL, September 30, 2013 – Clinical Compujter Systems, Inc. (CCSI) is excited to be a sponsor and to showcase the OBIX perinatal Data System in the LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-Partum) room of the Intelligent Hospital. This is the first year the LDRP will be featured in the pavilion at the HIMSS14 conference and is one of four new rooms simulating the latest technologies in an expanded healthcare environment. Read more …

 

Watch The New Intelligent Hospital ™ Pavilion Overview Video

Learn about the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion And New Plans For The Future.

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The educational demonstrations at the, Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion deliver a number of compelling use cases across collaborating vendors that highlight how multiple technologies can seamlessly, interoperate with state of the art, medical equipment and co-exist to improve the overall patient care environment.

The Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion brings together not only RFID and RTLS technology firms and their many use cases, but also new and complementary technologies such as NFC, bar coding, software, sensors, and wireless technology firms all at one easy, accessible location.

 

New Photos & Videos Now Available from HIMSS13!

View new video and photos with detailed descriptions of the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at HIMSS13 – New Orleans.

Follow this link to visit the updated and expanded Photo Gallery or this link to visit the Video Gallery at IntelligentHospial.org. Learn more about the Intelligent Hospital and what our sponsors thought about the benefit of their participation.

 

The Intelligent Hospital ™ Pavilion at HIMSS2013, Exceeds Expectations!

Inside the Intelligent Hospital – Past Vision, Future Reality

Standing at the entrance to the Intelligent Hospital ® Pavilion at the HIMSS13 Conference – waiting for the ribbon ceremony to conclude and let the crowd of eagerly waiting attendees into the exhibit – I couldn’t help but think back to 2007 when several of us from the RFID Technical Institute and the International RFID Business Association began designing the education model for the healthcare environment of the future.  The challenge was to envision the overall hospital care process from end-to-end and begin mapping new enabling technologies to the various clinical work methods. Continue reading here.

 

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium Announces
Intelligent Hospital Award Recipients

NEW YORK, January 23, 2013 — The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent Hospital.org announced today the following awards and their recipients:

  • Improving Regulatory Compliance was awarded to US Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Integrated Service Network 11 (VISN 11) and Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System Sterile Processing Services (VAAAHS SPS). The recipients are VAAAHS SPS Chief, Robin McLeod and VISN 11 Biomedical Engineering Point of Contact, Michael McDonald (Indianapolis, IN).  …  Read the full Press Release HERE!

RHCC and Intelligent Hospital at HIMSS13

New Orleans welcomes the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, March 3-7, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. More than 36,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected to attend to discuss health information technology issues and review innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare.

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium and The Intelligent Hospital ™ is proud to support this annual event that helps HIT professionals make the right decisions for their organizations.

Read the Full Press Release with more information  HERE!

 

 

About us

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) is a not-for-profit, subsidiary organization of The International RFID Business Association (RFIDba) and operates under its auspices, guidelines, governance, and by-laws.

The Consortium was founded on September 13th, 2008 to initially address EMI issues with RFID & RTLS technologies but has recently transformed itself into a full fledged trade organization. The Consortium is an educationally focused, vendor neutral, technology and frequency agnostic, organization dedicated to promoting the use and adoption of RFID and RTLS technologies in the healthcare, assisted living and nursing home industries.

RHCC is organizing country & regional chapters through out the world.

Individual membership in the RHCC is open to all professional Members of the healthcare, assisted living, and nursing home industries. 

Additionally, the RHCC invites the following groups to become members:

  1. Institutions, corporations and organizations
    who own, operate, or manage, healthcare, assisted living, and nursing home facilities under special end user membership programs
  2. Technology vendors
    working in these industries under special corporate sustaining membership programs
  3. Educational and standards organizations
    working in these industries under special corporate sustaining membership programs

If you are affiliated with any of the above and are interested in joining the RHCC, please contact us now.

The “RFID in Healthcare Consortium” also includes those professionals who are from complementary technologies such as:

  • AIDC
  • Mobile communication devices
  • Medical devices and medical instruments
  • NFC
  • Rubee
  • Sensors
  • Software
  • Wireless

The RHCC works in cooperation with the end user community, trade associations, academia, researchers, standards organizations, and government regulators for the overall benefit of the healthcare, medical device and medical instruments communities and affiliated industries.

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium has strategic partnerships with the following organizations and companies:

  • American Hospital Association
  • AAMI
  • HIMSS
  • IEEE – Technical Committee on RFID www.ieee-rfid.org and Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society www.embs.org
  • ISPE
  • World Congress Healthcare
  • Opal Conferences and Events
  • IQPC
  • Terrapinn Conferences (Asia-Pacific Rim)